Ways to Give
Please support the Our Place mission through the general donation page or focus on one of the current campaigns outlined below.
Fall Campaign - Nourish Community
With your help, we can begin to bring back the much-loved, much-needed programs and supports that you make possible, and that volunteers from around our community help deliver: ID & tax clinics, arts & crafts groups, ‘50+ Club’ social outings, haircuts, footcare for ‘street feet’, job and skills training, and much more.
Programs like these are a direct result of your donations and are hugely impactful on those we serve. They help nourish community and togetherness in folk who are in need of connection and often overlooked and cast aside by many. When people attend these programs and services, it’s a chance for us to connect one-on-one, to begin to build trusting relationships that can lead to more positive journeys. You nourish a community of belonging. And for that we are truly grateful.
Sponsor a Community Meal
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 $500. Lunch and dinner sponsorships available as well.
Our Place serves over 800 of meals per day and your sponsorship ensures continued support for the most vulnerable citizens of Greater Victoria. Click here for more information.
If your group would like to sponsor a meal, (or meals) or you have questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-940-5063.
Vital, life saving items of socks, first aid and toiletries are always needed at Our Place Society but, with COVID protocols we don’t have the space or volunteers for the storing and sorting a large quantity of items.
A more effective way to support vulnerable people with essential items is through the donation of gift cards from a local store, or by donating the equivalent cost of the item through our online donation form, or by calling the Donor Hot Line at 250-940-5060.
We can then purchase the items at bulk discount and get sizes, gender, style, etc. that are needed in the moment. And, you will get a charitable tax receipt! Use the ‘Other’ checkbox and ‘Comments’ section to provide more than one gift.
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.
Become a Monthly Donor
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!
Dandelion Outreach Program
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 email@example.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.
Create Your Own Fundraising Page
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/
Gift of Securities
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 Jonathan Dallison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-940-5066.
Donate a Car
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!