Individual Giving

Fred Victor is a registered charitable organization that relies on the generous support of people like you. We see ourselves as custodians of your donated dollars and work to ensure that every gift is honoured and applied where it is needed most. Your donation helps the more than 1,000 people experiencing homelessness or poverty who use our programs and services every day.

Make a one-time donation

All donations of more than $10 are tax deductible. Choose from one of these three easy ways to make a donation

  • Donate to Fred Victor online
  • By phone: Call (416) 364-8228 ext. 1389 or 1309
  • By mail: Fred Victor - Admin Offices, 59 Adelaide Street East, 6th floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 1K6

Charitable Registration # 118931377RR0001

Monthly giving

As a monthly donor, you make a meaningful commitment to transforming lives. Stability in uncertain times is a tremendous gift for the people we serve. Monthly donors are people we count on every month to help pay for food, bedding, showers and a person to always open the front door. 

A monthly donation is easy to set up: donate online here or download and complete this form or call us at (416) 364-8228 ext. 1389.) and can be changed or cancelled at any time. Monthly gifts can be withdrawn from your credit card or from your bank account, be conducted by post-dated cheque or managed online.

We are grateful for the growing number of individuals who choose to support Fred Victor through easy monthly donations. The steady cash flow helps with our financial planning and reduces our administrative costs. Here’s what motivated Holly Leclair to become a monthly donor:

''I began making a monthly donation to support Fred Victor's programs after I heard philanthropist and former service user Frank O’Dea speak at an event in 2014. I was very moved by Frank O'Dea's account of his recovery from alcoholism and his belief that with the help and acceptance of others, we can find the strength to overcome challenges, whether they arise from addictions, unemployment, illness or a family crisis. I feel glad to be contributing, even in a small way, to helping people find employment, training, housing, or whatever they need to participate more fully in society.''

Join today! 

For more information about any type of individual giving, please contact:

Jane Truemner
Director, Communications and Capital Fundraising
(416) 364-8228 ext. 1384

The Heartwood Circle

The Heartwood Circle is Fred Victor’s new, leadership giving circle made up of especially generous supporters. It’s called the Heartwood Circle because Heartwood is the core ring of wood at the centre of a living tree trunk that permits the tree to grow large and stand by itself. 

Members of the Heartwood Circle donate $1,000 or more in one year. This helps ensure Fred Victor can push forward in concrete and clear ways to end homelessness in Toronto. Through fine-tuned programs, people move out of the trauma of homelessness, the street, and emergency shelters to transitional and supportive housing, as well as permanent affordable homes. People who are homeless need a home. It’s that simple. 

As members of the Heartwood Circle, you are both taking financial leadership and demonstrating that you stand with people who are homeless in our wealthy city. And by your example of support, you tell others you believe we can significantly reduce, or even end homelessness in Toronto in the next 10 years.picture of Frank O'Dea

Please join Frank O’Dea, our patron of the circle, and become a member. We will send you a welcome package in the mail immediately after we receive your gift. You can make your donation on-line, or by contacting Jane Truemner at Or you can do it person to person by picking up the phone and calling Jane (416) 364-8228 ext. 1341. 

The Heartwood Circle, this circle of core strength and heart, needs you. Your city needs you. And most importantly, the people who have fallen into poverty and homelessness need you.

Gifts in-kind

We gladly accept in-kind donations of unused hygiene products, such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes, first aid products and gently-used in-season clothing. Your practical donations help us to support the members of our community. To make an in-kind donation, please contact the appropriate person from the list below:

  • Women's Hostel: Andrea Willis (416) 364-8228 ext. 4308
  • Women's 24/7 Drop-in: Michelle Taylor (416) 364-8228 ext. 9245
  • Bethlehem United Shelter: Danielle Ashby (416) 364-8228 ext. 5207
  • Open House Drop-in: Enza Trentadue (416) 364-8228 ext. 3331
  • Housing: Robin Masterson (416) 364-8228 ext. 3330

For inquiries about other gifts-in-kind, please click on the link here.


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