The Out of the Cold Program at Eastminster is not able to offer overnight accommodation during the current COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. However, We are committed to providing food, basic needs and washroom access. Guests can access the program indoors on Fridays 5:30 – 7:30pm from November 5th to March 25th by the main doors on Jackman Ave. Food and basic needs will be distributed on a take-out basis.
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, there are limited opportunities to volunteer in the program this year. All volunteers are required to be double vaccinated, wear PPE and follow strict pandemic protocols.
Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Emilia Galaev, Eastminsterootc@gmail.com for volunteer opportunities.
There are many ways that you can support the program even though in-person volunteer opportunities are limited. Donating items to support our food program enables us to purchase other high demand items that rarely get donated. Consider organizing a food or clothing drive for targeted items or raising funds to help us purchase required items.
The following will help fill our lunch bags:
We are targeting very specific needed items that can be distributed efficiently. Please help us minimize the sorting and disposal of goods we can’t safely hand out by donating only the items listed. We need mainly adult men’s clothes currently and a limited amount of women’s clothes . All donations must be laundered and in excellent condition. Donations can be handed to a volunteer on Fridays between 3:30 and 7:30 at the main Jackman doors (Call posted OOTC contact number if the door is locked). Please deliver donations only during this designated collection time.
Used in excellent condition (all zippers /buttons work, laundered, no rips or stains):
Other non-clothing donations for clothing outlet:
The OOTC outreach initiatives are funded 100% by donations and run by volunteers – all money donated is used to fund the program.
Cheques payable to East End United Regional Ministry: subject line: Out of the Cold.
Tax-receipts (mailed in February) will be issued for any donation of $25 or more.
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