Every Dollar Counts Towards a Brighter Future

Donate Funds

Donating funds – in any capacity – will make a lasting difference in the lives of our clients. There are many options in terms of financial donations, whether it’s a one-time donation or a monthly commitment.   Your donation is tax-deductible and will receive a charitable donation tax receipt.
With your support we: 
1. Meet the basic need of adequate clothing which is an essential building block to good health, self-esteem, social acceptance and employability.  As the largest clothing bank in Toronto, we serve 12,000 people of all ages. We are located in the heart of the neighbourhoods where the need is greatest.
2. Provide excellent social return on investment.  We can save a family of four up to $5,000 dollars per year, money that can be spent on other necessities such as food and rent.
3. Divert over 200,000 lbs of clothing from the land fill each year.     
4. Operate GLOW, an innovative clothing bank that is uniquely designed to offer clients a shopping experience in a bright, spacious environment that preserves their dignity while allowing them to cover their basic clothing needs at no cost.  
5. Support newcomers to Canada in their job search with specialized training in retail and office skills. 
Learn more about our impact on individuals and the community-at-large. 

Other ways to give

Donate Securities | Tribute Gifts | Bequests | Monthly giving

Donate securities and avoid the capital gains tax

Here’s a tax-smart tip! You can make a gift of securities to New Circles. Donate publicly traded securities, bonds, mutual funds and other investments without having to pay capital gains tax. You will receive a tax receipt for the full appreciated value of a donation of publicly traded stock or securities, and you will not be subject to any capital gains tax on the donated stock.    Download securities transfer form.

In Memoriam and Tribute Gifts

A gift to honour the memory of a loved one can be special tribute to their lives.  

You may also consider making a special gift to celebrate a milestone event with your family, friends or colleagues.    Birthdays, anniversaries and retirement are wonderful opportunities to honour the moment with a gift that can change someone’s life. 


When you include New Circles in your will, you are leaving a legacy gift to help support programs for future generations.  Bequests can take the form of a lump-sum gift, a percentage of your estate or specific property.  You can also make New Circles the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Your attorney or financial advisor can help you consider the tax benefits of various options.

Monthly Giving

One of the most powerful ways to lend your support, your monthly donations have an impact year-round. It's easy to sign up and helps lower our administrative costs.  Here are some examples of what monthly donations can achieve:
  • $100 or $8/month – provides course materials and support for a participant of our Retail Foundations program, which results in a certificate from the Retail Council of Canada. 
  • $300 or $25/month – provides a newcomer family of six with clothing for a year, saving them up to $6,500 that they can allocate towards food, rent, and other necessities
  • $500 or $40/month – enables a newcomer woman to travel to New Circles free of charge and join in our weekly Friendship Circle, helping her build confidence, practice English conversation skills, and make new friends.

Warm Welcomes Gift Catalogue

Spread more joy with gifts that welcome and support new Canadians! Check out the Warm Welcomes catalogue and celebrate your loved ones with a gift that gives twice. 

Click here to purchase a gift online

Maggie's Story: A Habit of Giving

"My ancestors wouldn't have survived without help. Now it's our turn. Supporting New Circles is a direct and meaningful means to help newcomers and others in need."

-Maggie, New Circles donor

Click here to read Maggie's story