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You can help in more ways than you know...

A Place Called Home relies on the generous and continued support of our wonderful community. If you, or someone you know, are looking for a way to contribute to the work we do at APCH, please read through some of the options on this page.

There are so many ways that you can help: donate, volunteer, fulfill your placement or community hours. However you contribute, you will help make a difference.


Donations & Ways of Giving

How to Donate

  1. Online
    Click here to give securely through CanadaHelps.
  2. By Mail or in Person
    64 Lindsay Street South
    Lindsay, Ontario
    K9V 2M2
    Make cheques payable to: A Place Called Home
  3. By Phone
    (705) 328-0905, x 221
    (866) 520-2689, x 221

Monetary Donations

1. Sponsor a Bed: Sponsor a bed for $35/night.

2. The Gift of Shelter: Make a minimum donation of $10 in recognition of a celebration (birthday, anniversary, graduation, retirement, Christmas, etc) and receive a special greeting card as a unique gift indicating that you have made a donation on someone’s behalf.

3. Memorial Donations: Make a donation in in memory of a loved one.

4. Security Donations: A Place Called Home is set up to receive and properly receipt donations of Securities or Stocks. Talk to your Broker or Tax Specialist for professional advice.

5. Planned Giving: Supporters can give charitable gifts by naming A Place Called Home as a beneficiary in their will. Also, if you no longer need your life insurance policy, you can donate that policy to A Place Called Home.

Food Donations

A Place Called Home accepts donations of all food products, both perishable and non-perishable (fresh produce, meat, and dairy products are especially welcome). We also accept some prepared food items that are left over from special events.

Other Needs: Daily Items

Household Items: Dinner plates, Soup bowls, Cutlery, Light Bulbs, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Laundry Soap, Large Clear Garbage Bags, Dish Soap, Household cleaners, Tin Foil, Plastic Wrap, Sandwich Bags, Scrub Pads, Dryer Sheets, Floor Mops, Dish/Tea Towels, Bath Towels, Bed Sheets, Pillows & Pillow Cases, Small fans (meeting safety code).

Personal Items: Pump Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Disposable Razors (Men & Women), Shaving Cream, Personal Hygiene Items, Q-Tips, Bandages, Moisture Cream, Lip Balm, Deodorant (Men & Women), Sunscreen, Throat Lozenges, Toenail & Fingernail clippers, First Aid Ointment, Other First Aid items, Small alarm clocks.

Please Note:

APCH DOES NOT ACCEPT CLOTHING, LARGE FURNITURE OR APPLIANCES (unless noted in "Speciality Items" above). There are many charities and organizations that do accept these items in the community. Please contact them directly for ways to give. 

In our shelter, Ministry of Health regulations dictate that we must use fireproof, medical grade sofas, chairs and beds, so we are no longer able to accept these items.


Volunteer

Volunteers are the backbone of A Place Called Home.  There are many ways you can use your skills, talents, and interests to make a difference.

Do you enjoy shopping? Help us shop for groceries.

Do you enjoy cooking? Spend some time in the kitchen preparing meals.

Do you enjoy sewing? Work on sewing projects from the comfort of your home.

Do you enjoy cleaning? Lend a hand with housekeeping work.

Do you enjoying fixing things? Pitch in with maintenance and repair projects.

Do you enjoy working outside? Help with groundskeeping in the summer and/or winter.

Do you enjoy talking to people? Make phone calls to campaign for donations, sell tickets, assist during our events.

Do you enjoy planning? Assist with one of our many events.

Do you enjoy group work? Volunteer on one of our Committees: Fund Development, Event Subcommittee, Human Resources, Property.

Have another skill or talent that could help? APCH would love to hear from you.


College / University Placements & Secondary School Hours

College/University Placements

Ideal for students studying in the HUMAN SERVICES field (e.g. Social Service Worker), students will work primarily under the supervision of the Hostel Coordinator and Client Support Staff while working as part of a team of support workers.

Students will learn in a hands-on environment while working one-on-one with clients. Students will also gain knowledge regarding local and provincial service providers, legislation governing social welfare programs, and will gain insight into a not-for-profit organization.

All students will be required to make a presentation at a Board of Directors meeting near the end of their placement.

Please contact Nicole Bryant, Manager of Hostel and Outreach Services, for more information: (705) 328-0905 x. 228 or at nicole@apch.ca.

Community Service Hours for Secondary School Students

In order to receive a Secondary School Diploma, students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of Community Service.

A Place Called Home provides an opportunity for students to volunteer based on their interests and skills. We are happy to arrange a volunteer schedule that accommodates students’ availability, whether it be daily, weekly, monthly or otherwise.

Please contact Dyan Wallace, Administrative Assistant, for more information: (705) 328-0905 x. 221 or at info@apch.ca.