Ways to Give

Please support the Our Place mission through the general donation page or focus on one of the current campaigns outlined below.

For those facing poverty and homelessness, this can be one of the toughest and loneliest times of the year. Dark, rainy days and nights mean shivering bodies and dampened spirits. It takes a lot of courage to find hope when you’re cold, hungry, and struggling.

But it’s hope and belonging that can be found inside the doors to Our Place. Because of you, compassionate Our Place outreach workers, housing support workers and paramedics across our sites, are working tirelessly every single day to bring comfort and support to our community’s most vulnerable. Our Place staff and volunteers are the ones who plant a seed of hope in so many which, in turn, acts as a catalyst for change and a desire to find a path to a better life. You nourish that hope and belonging. Thank you for your kindness.

CLICK HERE to read about some of the chefs of Our Place — they are the ones who bring HOPE through nourishing over 1,000 nourishing meals a day to folks in our community who need it most.

Thank you for your compassion, we are truly grateful.

YES I will nourish HOPE at Our Place and DONATE NOW!

We are excited to welcome you to Sponsor a Meal to Our Place!

You can upgrade a basic breakfast of porridge to a fulfilling meal of proteins containing eggs and bacon when you or your group sponsor a meal, starting at $575 Lunch and dinner sponsorships available as well. (Please note, meal sponsorships were increased by $75 to reflect drastically rising food costs.)

Our Place serves over 1,200 of meals per day and your sponsorship ensures continued support for the most vulnerable citizens of Greater Victoria.

If your group would like to sponsor a meal, (or meals) or you have questions please contact Melissa at melissam@ourplacesociety.com.

Update: We can now invite groups of up to 5 people back in to Our Place to serve a meal. Contact us to find our more about this great team-building opportunity.

Our Place Society’s Circle of Love monthly donors are our partners in the truest sense of the word. Each month, Circle of Love donors provide consistent, invaluable support, each and every day of the year.

When you become a monthly donor at Our Place Society you will:

  • Save your time (and help us save money) with automatic, paperless giving.
  • Receive one convenient annual tax receipt, just in time for filing your tax return.
  • Help as many people in need as possible, through a very efficient and effective way.
  • Support us in carrying out our vision of nourishment, hope and belonging for all.

Help us open the door to a better life by joining our Circle of Love today!

Naming Our Place Society as a beneficiary in your will is easy, and it is just one way that you can include Our Place Society in your estate planning.  To read about the options you have to share your values with others and leave a legacy gift that can provide hope and belonging for the future, click here.

We gratefully accept donations of publicly listed securities such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. This is a very tax-efficient way to help nourish those in need because the Canada Revenue Agency does not tax capital gains on publicly-listed securities which are donated directly to a registered charity (rather than first being sold). In addition, you will receive a tax receipt for the full value of your donation when the securities are transferred. Please follow the steps outlined on this form. For more information, please contact us at donors@ourplacesociety.com or 250-940-5060.

Making a donation in honour of someone special is a meaningful way to pay tribute to and celebrate family, friends, and loved ones. We can acknowledge your gift with an e-card or letter to the person or family you’re honouring.

You can give donations in lieu of birthday or holiday gifts, or for any other special occasion. Or you can simply because you know that special someone is just as compassionate about giving back to those most vulnerable in our community.

Click here to give a gift in honour.

Thank you for your gift of kindness!

We are grateful for your thoughtful consideration of donating items to Our Place Society!

Instead of purchasing new items to donate, will you consider gift cards or the equivalent cost of the items through our online donation form? Alternatively, we are happy to accept your call on our Donor Hot Line at 250-940-5060. Donating gift cards or cash will allow us to maximize the impact of your generosity by purchasing the items that are most needed at bulk discounts. Please use the ‘Other’ checkbox and ‘Comments’ section to provide more than one gift.

Should you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding in-kind donations, please contact Melissa Mouat at melissam@ourplacesociety.com.

Current Needs:

Please click here to see a list of our most-needed items.

We are excited to announce our first long term housing project on Albina Street in Saanich! This housing has 52 units, and family members will be moving in in early October. We are currently collecting Tenant Starter Kits which will provide the residents with all the basic needs to make a home. Below is a checklist of the items needed for their units, please contact melissam@ourplacesociety.com if you would like to contribute to this project! Thank you for your involvement in helping these individuals on their journey of hope and belonging.

Tenant Starter Kits (3)

Work with us to create your own fundraising event! There’s lots of different options for the types of events you can organize. Contact Steven at stevens@ourplacesociety.com

Working with our charity partner, Canada Helps, you can create your own fundraising page to benefit Our Place Society. Set a goal, post your photo, tell your story and share with your friends on social media. Go to https://www.canadahelps.org/en/fundraise/

Donations to the Dandelion Outreach Program of Our Place Society honours the legacy of Rev. Al Tysick and his faithful team over the past decade.

Please contact us anytime at donors@ourplacesociety.com or call 250-940-5060 with questions or to receive our E-News so we can be accountable to you for your contribution. Or click here to donate to the Dandelion Outreach Program online.

Even with everything we do – meals, programs, housing assistance, medical referrals, etc. – there are some individual situations we aren’t able to cover with our budget. You can prevent someone from falling through the cracks with a donation to the Hope Fund which provides emergency funding such as work clothes, hydro bills, rents, and over the counter medications. Hope Fund Information.

Donate A Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for Our Place Society. They provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you Donate your RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to Our Place Society through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. Donate A Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for your Charity to benefit. After your Vehicle Donation is complete, Our Place Society will send you a tax receipt within 45 days!