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Because you Care!

Supporting Community Care with a monetary donation enables us to better help those in our community facing hardships. Through local and Provincial partnerships, Community Care is able to stretch dollars donated by purchasing large quantities and utilizing special agreements in place. When you make a donation over $10, a charitable tax receipt through canadahelps.org will be emailed to you immediately following your donation.

Fill the bag. Feel Good.


How can I best help Community Care?

A monetary gift will best help Community Care St. Catharines & Thorold carry out its mission assisting those facing hardship and struggling with independance and self-sufficiency. Monetary donations can go further as many of our suppliers will double the value of the donation. All donations $20 and over will receive a charitable gift receipt, suitable for income tax purposes amd our gratitude.

What are the most needed items?

Our most needed items change regularly and are listed on our social media pages. We are always in need of canned proteins, granola bars, hearty stews and soups with protein as well as diapers in sizes 4 and up.

  • beans, baked in sauce
  • canned pasta (SpaghettiO's and Beefaroni)
  • canned fruit
  • spaghetti sauce
  • canned veggies

Does Community Care accept clothing & household donations?

Community Care is pleased to accept gently used seasonal appropriate items for our clothing room. Men’s/Ladies’/Children attire including hoodies/pants/shoes/boots/blouses/ Household items – Kitchen/Bedding/Towels New Undergarments At this time donations are limited to 2 Bags per donor. Thank you for your understanding. Drop off at 12 North St., St. Catharines or 19 Albert St W , Thorold Monday through Friday between 8:30 – 4:30.

How can I become a volunteer?

Volunteers have long been an important part of the Community Care team and following the lifting of certain covid protocols we are pleased to once again welcome volunteers (in limited numbers) back to the agency. If you are interested in volunteering kindly complete and submit the volunteer application.

Can I donate a car to raise funds?

When you donate your vehicle through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction (depending on its condition, age and location). You will receive a tax receipt and we will put your gift to good use.

Donate a vehicle.


Yes, you can! Please fill out this form and email it to Idella at donations@communitycarestca.ca.

Have you met our Jr. Ambassadors?

Join us and make a difference. For more information on how to become a Junior Ambassador for Community Care, contact the special events coordinator, Franklyn at specialevents@communitycarestca.ca

Kids Make a difference!

Kids helping kids and understanding more about our community needs is a beautiful lesson:

Mow & Go! Ask neighbours if you can mow their lawn for a donation to Community Care!

Collect loonies & twoonies & donate – every dollar counts! Gather up all the coins around your house and ask your relatives to empty their piggy banks or match your collection amount.

Is your Birthday coming up? Ask friends to make a donation to Community Care on your behalf instead of a gift, bring a $5 to your party for donations or a bag of most needed food items.

Lemonade? Iced Tea? Apples? Set up a stand in front of your house and sell whatever you like best! Donate money raised to Community Care!

Here are a few ways you can help! Do you have ideas? We hope so, please share with us via our social media or email! We would love to thank you for making a difference!

The Business of Giving

Invite your work family online or onsite! 

Engaging work colleagues is a perfect way to give back and make a difference to those in need in your community. Whether you are now working from home or still heading into the office, your colleagues will love a good challenge! Throw a virtual food drive or zoom dress down days or dress up days are a great way to connect and do good! 

Here are a few ideas to get everyone involved:

Brown Bag Lunch for a Week

Donate the money you save by packing a lunch for a week.

Give up Buying Coffee for a Week

Give up purchasing coffee for a week and donate the money you would have spent. 

Dress Down Days

Casual attire for a day or the week and make a contribution.

Fancy Dress Up Days

Ballgowns, sparkles, bow ties on Zoom! Make an online donation & leave the PJ bottoms behind for that next zoom call with the team! 

Weekly Collection

Look at our Most Needed Items List. Choose items from the list and challenge colleagues to do the same and see who collects the most items.