Ways to Give

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

Please note, Our Place is the Bottle Depot Charity of the Month in July. Please drop off your recyclables inside one of the charity bins outside any Bottle Depot location or at our bin outside of New Roads (94 Talcott Avenue in View Royal). All money raised will go to offsetting rising food costs so that we can continue to serve over 1,000 nutritious meals each day to those in need.

Living on the streets has a profound impact on a person’s self-worth and sense of dignity, but that trauma can be softened with the kind, supportive attention they receive from Our Place workers. This care would not be possible without you.

Our Place employees act as caseworkers, helping our most vulnerable neighbours navigate systems and get them the care they need to help them get back on their feet again. Your donations mean that the residents in our 8 housing sites are able to receive a range of services including assistance obtaining ID, clothing, foot care, a library, computer station, housing outreach, spiritual care, connections to health and counselling support, and non-judgmental, listening ears — and a pathway to lasting change.

CLICK HERE to read about your donations nourish DIGNITY by housing people and providing supportive care and services. 

You can make this summer one of hope and transformation. Please consider joining us on this journey of healing and restoring dignity to hundreds of people in need.

Thank you for your compassion, we are truly grateful.

PS – Exciting news! An anonymous donor has offered to match donations this summer, up to $30,000! Donate today to help twice as many people!

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

Spring Sponsor A 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 1,000 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 stevens@ourplacesociety.com or 250-940-5063.

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 Jonathan Dallison at jonathand@ourplacesociety.com or 250-940-5066.

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 Julia, Community Relations Officer at juliad@ourplacesociety.com or 250-940-5060.

Current Needs:

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

Spiritual groups please click here for the tenant starter kit checklist.

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!