Community Outreach

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Epilepsy York Region (EYR) Holiday Gift Wrap

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Bring your holiday gifts to EYR for wrapping and help us help those living with epilepsy and their families in York Region.

Visit our website www.epilepsyyork.org/holiday-gift-wrap  to see examples of our awesome wrapping skills!

Get Outside Challenge 2022

Trails Youth Initiatives is excited to launch it’s second annual Get Outside Challenge! This virtual fundraising event encourages you and your team to spend 8 hours outdoors while spreading awareness and raising funds for the Trails Youth Initiatives. By supporting the challenge, you will directly impact the lives of 120+ 12–17-year-olds to become contributing members of their communities.

To participate in the Get Outside Challenge, register yourself or a team of up to six participants at no cost at www.trails.ca/GO. Teams pledge to spend at least eight hours outdoors during the Get Outside Challenge while raising funds for Trails (kids can join in too!). Individuals, families and chosen teams can choose whichever outdoor activities they’d like. Log your hours and share your journey using #GetOutsideForTrails. Visit www.trails.ca/GO to learn more about the Get Outside Challenge and stay tuned for a silent auction featuring exciting experiences. Sign up early to receive your registration package! 

About Trails Youth Initiatives

Trails Youth Initiatives has a mission to challenge and equip vulnerable youth from at-risk areas of Toronto to become contributing members of the community. The “Four Seasons, Four Years, For Life” program represents experiential education at its best. In our long-term, consistent and preventative program, youth are building confidence and enhancing their well-being by facing and overcoming challenges. Through outdoor skills development, high school credits, bursaries, mentorship and job opportunities, Trails is helping to break the cycle of poverty and systemic racism. 100% of Trails participants graduate from high school and 72% of alumni enter post-secondary school, with tuition costs covered by Trails. Trails relies on the generosity of non-government donations from companies, foundations and individuals to provide life-changing experiences for its participants. www.trails.ca.


Care and Share Volunteer Opportunities

The Care and Share Thrift Shop has been an active member of Stouffville for over 40 years. The Care and Share is part of a network of not-for-profit Thrift Shops that support local and global relief, development and peace projects of Mennonite Central Committee.

We are looking for volunteers to come help us in retail, cashier, processing, pricing, and receiving donations. We are open Monday-Saturday from 10-5 and until 8pm on Thursday and Fridays. We accept students, adults, and retirees! We have a wonderful, welcoming, and loving environment where you can get student hours, community, and a sense of accomplishment. We are under new management.

Check out our website, email me at joelknights@mcco.ca, or drop into the store to fill out an application in person.

Our Store:

33 Ringwood Dr.

Stouffville, ON

L4A 8C1

(905) 640-1410


EPILEPSY YORK REGION is a non-profit organization that:

  • Advocates on behalf of individuals with seizure disorders, promotes public awareness of epilepsy and seizure disorders.
  • Develops programs based upon the needs of our constituents, and provides educational resources and opportunities.

Help us help those living with epilepsy and their families by letting us wrap your holiday gifts for a minimum donation of $3 per gift.  Wrapping services are by appointment only from December 1 to December 23, Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.  Online booking will be available starting on November 29, 2021.              Please visit Holiday Gift Wrap for details or use QR code in our flyer.

Have questions?  Email us at info@epilepsyyork.org.

Epilepsy York Region is conveniently located in downtown Stouffville at 6356 Main Street.

Fill a Purse For a Sister

Fill a Purse For a Sister Campaign brings comfort, hope and dignity to women and youth in crisis with the gift of purses filled with personal necessities.

If you would like to donate a filled purse to the Fill a Purse for a Sister Campaign? We have many drop-off locations throughout Ontario and Canada. Donations will be made to women’s domestic violence shelters, women’s shelters, rape crisis centres, and social services that support women.

Give a purse that has been gently used and previously loved, or purchase a new purse.

Fill the purse with personal necessities, such as:

  • feminine hygiene products
  • tissues
  • shampoo and conditioners
  • toothbrush and toothpaste
  • hair brush
  • gloves, a hat, a scarf
  • lip balm and makeup
  • coffee shop gift card
  • notepad and a pen
  • book or magazine
  • whistle and/or flashlight
  • chewing gum

Including an encouraging note is always a thoughtful touch.

If you would prefer to make a financial donation, we are now a Canadian Registered Charity.  You can make your donation via the Canada Helps Website or by sending us a Cheque at the address below. Monetary donations of $25 or greater will receive a tax receipt.

Where to Donate:  

For a list of drop off locations visit: https://fillapurseforasistercampaign.ca/drop-off-locations.html


Turn trash into treasure: pop tabs, used cell phones, used clothing

Hummingbird Hub is a non-profit organization providing a home to community-based organizations, initiatives, and support networks. They collect a number of items that you would normally just toss. Why not turn your trash into treasures?

Pop Tabs

Pop Tabs are provided to Participation House who sells them for aluminum and uses the funds to purchase mobility devices for those in need.

Used cell phones

Used cell phones are repurposed by Blue Door Shelter and provided with limited service plans for use by those experiencing homelessness.

Used clothing

Used clothing is provided to Stouffville York Region and GTA Marginalized and Homeless

Where to Donate:  

Hummingbird Hub
6331 Main St.
Stouffville, On
L4A 1G5

Turn trash into treasure: milk bags, prescription bottles, glasses

Hummingbird Hub is a non-profit organization providing a home to community-based organizations, initiatives, and support networks. They collect a number of items that you would normally just toss. Why not turn your trash into treasures?

4 litre milk bags

Milk bags are woven in to matt and donated to Canada Feed the Children.  They are sent to children in Africa and used as bedding.

Prescription bottles

Prescription Bottles are donated to Matthew 25 Ministries, where they are reused by Mission clinics in communities in need worldwide.

Old glasses

Old glasses are provided to World Vision who refit them and provide them to those in need worldwide.

Where to Donate:  

Hummingbird Hub
6331 Main St.
Stouffville, On
L4A 1G5

City Street Outreach

City Street Outreach (CSO) is a 100% VOLUNTEER-run, DONATION-based and ALL-INCLUSIVE registered charity providing food, clothing and assistance to the homeless, street-involved youth, seniors, new immigrants/refugees, disabled, single mothers and individual/families in need and/or living in poverty across the GTA.

They are currently in need of new and gently used gloves, hats, scarves, socks as well as sleeping bags.

Where to Donate: 

Monetary Donations – https://www.citystreetoutreach.org/donate/

Drop Off/Pickup – To arrange all donation(s) drop off / pickup, please email donations@citystreetoutreach.org