To end chronic homelessness in Toronto, we need your help.

Homes First has been providing supportive housing and shelter for over 35 years to all populations. We were the first, and remain one of the largest, providers of homes for people with the fewest options in Toronto.

There are multiple ways to get involved with Homes First.

Would you like to donate funds, your stuff, or maybe your time? We can use all the help we can get. Below you will find multiple clickable options of how to help.

Donate Funds

With a donation, support thousands of people in Toronto experiencing chronic homelessness every day.

Make a One-time Donation or make a Monthly Donation and become a member of The Home Builders Club.

Leave a gift to Homes First in honour of someone special or as part of your estate plans.

Donate Goods & Services

We happily accept donated physical items like clothing and household items, or you can donate services like tax filing services.

Whether you’re giving your stuff a new home or your business has extra items, please get in touch with us to coordinate your donation at

Most items that are valued over $20 will receive a charitable tax receipt. Click on the button below for more information

Donate your time to Homes First! There are multiple volunteer opportunities to offer.

Volunteers are part of the core of Homes First. Whether it is just you, a group of your friends or even a couple colleagues, please reach out, we have multiple opportunities to get involved. 

Click on the button for information on Homes First’s Volunteer Opportunities, including how to get your company and fellow employees involved.

Tribute Gifts

Honor a lost loved one, recognize someone special or commemorate a milestone by making a special gift in their name that will help our community.

The life you’ve built says a lot about you – the impact you’ve made, your dreams for the future, your values. A legacy gift will show your support and dedication to ending chronic homelessness in the city of Toronto. Leaving a gift to Homes First in your Will may be the most impactful gift you could ever give.

Please email to discuss and coordinate your gift.