YSM’s Double Take Thrift Store has been chosen, by the City of Toronto, to facilitate and distribute donations of urgent emergency clothing to the city’s most vulnerable.

Double Take (310 Gerrard St. East) is acting as the drop-off centre to collect donations of clothing and distribute needed items to more than 30 partner agencies in the downtown east area until the end of April.

The pandemic has increased our community needs tremendously and we need your help to support our neighbours.

Please check Double Take’s Instagram for an up-to-date list of requested items under Emergency Needs, and indicate that you are bringing these items when you book your appointment.

Winter coats hanging on a rack

Donation Categories

At this time, we are only able to accept donations that have been pre-sorted and labeled according to the lists below (women’s tops, women’s bottoms, etc). View our categories and book your drop-off appointment below.


  • Women’s Tops
  • Women’s Bottoms
  • Women’s Outerwear
  • Men’s Tops
  • Men’s Bottoms
  • Men’s Outerwear
  • Baby Clothing (0-1)
  • Toddler Clothing (2-5)
  • Children’s Clothing (6-14)
  • Maternity


  • Women’s Shoes
  • Women’s Belts
  • Women’s Bags
  • Men’s Shoes
  • Men’s Belts
  • Men’s Bags
  • Kids Shoes
  • Kids Blankets
  • Jewelry


  • Linens
  • Housewares
  • Fiction Books
  • Non-Fiction Books
  • Electronics (working only)
  • Sports (no helmets/safety gear)
  • Other (Health & Beauty, Stationary, Art Supplies, toys, etc)
  • Emergency Needs

Agency Sign Up

If you are an agency serving the downtown east end who has not yet signed up to receive clothing supports, please register here.