We invite you to visit us at the centre!
Meet the people using the services – the people whom you may be considering supporting. You’ll find pleasant, caring people who have been faced with difficult situations and who have fallen through the cracks. WKNC gives them a welcoming place where they can relax from the stress of coping with poverty. A place where they can find non-judgemental friendships and encouragement. See information on the locations you can visit here.
Where Your Donations Go
For the many residents in the Weston King-Mount Dennis neighbourhood who are living on or below the poverty line, your support means that they do not have to choose eating over paying their rent. Our Drop-In provides much-needed community supports for people during a time when they are rebuilding their lives and looking toward a brighter future.
Your money, food, and clothes go directly toward maintaining and expanding our meal programs, community skills development initiatives, housing support, and harm reduction health care for the community. Unrestricted funds are also used to ensure that our centre is continually being improved, to assist in fundraising to seek further support and to help fund new projects to meet emerging community needs.
For more information view our annual reports here.
Both of our locations accept donations of cash, cheques, food and lightly used or new clothes. Cheques should be made out to "Weston King Neighbourhood Centre." Donations should be brought to our door during our hours of operation. Please do not leave donations on the sidewalk without speaking with a staff member, ring the doorbell and we will be with you quickly. For more information or inquiries about donating an item not on the following list please contact us or call us at (416) 241-9898. The full list of donatable items is
Men's and Women's Underwear and Socks (Unused)
Soap, shampoo, and conditioner (Unused)
Toothbrushes and Toothpaste (Unused)
Women's Tampons and Pads
Diapers (Children's and Adult's)
Professional Clothing (Lightly Used)
Jackets or Sweaters (Lightly Used)
Dry or Canned Pet Foods
Toilet Paper and Tissues
Blankets and Sheets
* Unused means new from store * Light Used means no holes, and would likely be returnable to a store
Our Online Donations are done through Canada Helps, a well-trusted Canadian online donor tool. Through them, you can donate to WKNC using credit card, or pay pal. You can set up monthly donations that will be taken out of your account at the start of the month, or make one-time gifts to our organization. For more information about Canada Helps visit their website here.
WKNC issues tax receipts for financial gifts, and donated products valued at $20 or more, when a donor address is provided. For donated goods, proof of value – such as a sales receipt or, in the case of goods valued at $1,000 or more, a certified appraisal, must be provided. Gift cards are receipted at face value.
For more information or to make an inquiry about another way to donate please contact us or give us a call at (416) 241-9898.
I want to say a special thank you to the community members, individuals, and organizations that give their time and money. I have seen the difference WKNC can make and it's generosity that keeps this place going.