Donate to Alliston Out of the Cold

All aspects of Alliston Out of the Cold’s programming, operations and facility management are funded primarily by generous donations from our community.  These contributions make it possible for our volunteer-run program to provide hot meals and a warm bed for those in need throughout New Tecumseth and the surrounding areas.  Support comes in many forms, including cash donations, volunteer hours and food and goods contributions.  Here are the ways that you can help:

1. Volunteer your time


Volunteers help fill a variety of positions. Please visit our volunteer page for details.

2. Make a cash donation through PayPal

Cash received through donations goes directly to supporting the operations of Alliston Out of the Cold. This includes purchasing food, cleaning services and much-needed essentials for our guests, such as socks and underwear. Charitable receipts are available for any donation of $20 or more. Click the PayPal link to donate now.

3. Make a cash donation through email money transfer

Please send your e-transfer to and be sure to send the security answer in a second email to the same email address.

4. Make a donation through cheque or money order

When making a donation by cheque or money order please make it payable to Alliston Out of the Cold. A charitable tax receipt will be issued at the end of the year.

5. Make a cash donation through your church, community group, business or fundraising event

Many organizations choose to make Alliston Out of the Cold the recipient of group fundraising initiatives. We welcome the opportunity to help promote your third-party fundraising event on behalf of Alliston Out of the Cold. Please contact us or (705)435-7293 to discuss your upcoming event.

6. Make a food or clothing donation

Due to limited space we are not able to receiveclothing donations (outside of those listed below) but wehave partnered with local thrift stores to ensure any clothing/coat needs are addressed for our guests.  By donating coats and clothing items to local thrift stores, you are supporting this need as well.

The Alliston Out of the Cold building location is closed to the public during the day, and we are unable to accept donations during operating hours (to protect the privacy of our guests).  To make a donation of any of the below items, please contact us at (705)435-7293 to set-up a drop-off or pick-up time.


Pantry Items

Raisins/dried fruits

Granola bars

Individual canned fruit

Individual apple/fruit sauce

Decaffeinated coffee

Caffeinated coffee

Assorted Teas

Hot Chocolate (cartons or ind. packs)

Sugar packets

Peanut butter


Juice Boxes

White Vinegar



Canned meats (tuna, salmon, chicken, etc).

Spoilable Items *pleases contact to inquire and arrange*





Creamer (cartons and/or individuals cups)

Fresh fruits & vegetables


Frozen juice


Single serving freezer meals

Other Items:

Ear buds (headphones)


Paper towels

Garbage bags (large, black)

Green painters tape

Sharpies (black)

Brown paper lunch bags

Men’s socks (new)

Women’s socks (new)

Men’s underwear (new)

Women’s underwear (new)

Plastic wrap

Ziplock sandwich bags




Facial tissue

Hand sanitizer

Plastic spoons

Toilet paper

Hand/body lotion

Chapstick/lip balm

Reusable water bottles

Travel mugs

Grocery gift cards

Small denomination gift cards (coffee shops, restaurants, local stores, etc.)

Larger needs:

Storage totes/tubs

Medium/large lockers

Large storage shed



Lockable storage cabinet

Couch and chair (wipeable materials only)

Book shelf/entertainment shelving unit

Outdoor storage bin/bench

7. Offer your company’s services

Alliston Out of the Cold welcomes donations from area businesses. Our needs are varied. We welcome inquiries from businesses interested in supporting us through in-kind or cash donations. Please contact us for more information.

8. Sponsorship

Check out our Sponsor page for more details on how you, your business, company or organization can support Alliston Out of the Cold.


Alliston Out of the Cold’s Charitable Donation Number is Alliston Christian Fellowship – 892173568 RR0001