Ways to Give

Ways to Give



A wonderful way to give is by a gift of publicly traded bonds or mutual funds to YSM. When you donate publicly traded shares directly to us, you pay no tax on capital gains and receive a tax receipt for the full market share of the gift.

To donate a Gift of Securities/Stock, please download the form below and send the completed document to your broker or financial advisor. Please contact us at 416-929-9614 or email at info@ysm.ca for further questions.

There are several ways to remember YSM in your Estate Plan. You can:

– Make a Bequest in your Will where you specify either a set amount of money or percentage of your Estate to donate.

– Donate Property through your Will.

– Donate an RRSP or Insurance Policy by naming The Yonge Street Mission as your beneficiary.

– Create a Charitable Remainder Trust, which would allow you to receive an income tax credit today, while still using your gift during your lifetime.

We recommend you obtain advice from a lawyer and/or financial advisor to assist you in your planning.

You can designate your gift in Memory of a Loved One or in Honour of a Special Occasion either directly online here or by mailing it to The Yonge Street Mission, 306 Gerrard St. E., Toronto, ON, M5A 2G7. If you would like us to mail a card in Honour or Memory, please fully complete the mail-in donation form.

Your employer may offer a donation program that will match any donations that you make. With these programs, when you donate to the charity of your choice, your employer will make a matching contribution to the same organization. It’s a wonderful way to make your gift work even harder!

Click here to see if your employer has a matching gift program, or ask your human resources department.

If you wish to donate monthly, provide a one-time gift by cheque, donate in memory/honour of someone or just prefer to mail us your information, please use our donation form.

Fundraise for YSM

Fundraise for YSM

Hosting an event to raise donations for YSM is one the wonderful ways to help our neighbours living with poverty.

It can be a fun time for everyone involved, but what makes it even more memorable is that it supports a great cause. We can provide an online donation page for your convenience as well as any advice you need. Click here to meet John Fenton, one of our longest standing supporters talk about why he fundraises for YSM.

More Ideas

More Ideas

a Food Drive

Our food bank and our Evergreen baby food bank feed over 3,500 people/babies on a regular basis and it is a constant challenge to keep our shelves stocked.

You can also become a Friend of the Food Bank by providing grocery store gift cards so we can ensure we keep our shelves stocked all year round.

Organize a
Clothing Drive

Collect gently used clothing, furniture and housewares for Double Take, our resale retail store that offers items at very affordable prices.

Double Take provides an avenue for members of the YSM community to gain experience and training by working at the store.

Organize a
Christmas toy drive

Leading up to the Christmas season, YSM accepts donations of new toys for our Christmas Market. We begin accepting donations on November 1st.

Toys that are accepted must align with YSM core values and can be dropped off at our administrative office at 306 Gerrard St. E.

Donate your car

Donate a Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for YSM. Free towing is provided in most areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. After your vehicle donation is complete, our charity will send you a tax receipt and will put your gift to good use. Find out more.

Other ideas include sponsoring a meal or providing donated goods.

YSM issues tax receipts for financial gifts, and items valued at $200+. Proof of an item’s value, such as a sales receipt, must be provided. Gift cards are receipted at face value.

Please help reduce YSM’s high transportation costs by bringing us your donation. In the event pickup is necessary, we will be in touch to arrange a convenient time. During busy periods, it may take up to 6 business days to arrange for pickup.

Contact us at 416-929-9614 for further details.

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