We are truly grateful to those individuals and organizations who support our programs financially, as well as those who provide gifts in kind or a donation of their time. Many of those who most need our services are in difficult financial circumstances and are unable to pay fees of any kind. Donations help us to extend our services to those in most need.
How you can help us
There are three ways to donate:
1. Donate online using your credit card through canadahelps.org
2. In person at
115 Simcoe St. South, 3rd Floor Oshawa, ON L1H 4G7
3. By mail to:
Elizabeth Pierce, Executive Director Catholic Family Services of Durham 115 Simcoe St. S. Oshawa, ON L1H 4G7
All donations are gratefully received and monetary donations will be acknowledged with a tax receipt.
Specific programs that you can support:
These funds are put to the area of most need at that time. These funds are typically applied towards our subsidizing our Counselling and Group Programs, Childminding expenses, or Therapy Resources.
The Mustard Seed
This is a client- inspired, volunteer-driven initiative created to help meet the basic needs of our clients. The program allows clients to access items such as a new pair of shoes, back to school supplies, or groceries for a nutritious lunch. If you would like to know more, please click here.
The Sister Pat Grant Award
The Sister Pat Grant Award was established in 2004 to recognize the twenty-five years of service that was given by Sr. Patricia Grant, IBVM, MSW as the first Director of Catholic Family Services of Durham. The award assists with education expenses for a woman who is emerging from domestic violence.
FundScrip Gift Card Program
We have been working with FundScrip for a fundraising opportunity like no other! You purchase gift cards at face value through us, and we get a percentage of that value! For example, if you Grocery shop every week at Walmart, you could purchase a $100 gift card from us - you spend the same as you would on your groceries anyways, and CFSD gets 3% of that back!!! WIN WIN!!! I am very pleased to let you know that we are now ready to take your gift card orders - with Back to School fast approaching, it’s a good time to be proactively shopping, while also helping us earn valuable fundraising dollars. At this time, we are set up only for “paper orders” - you give me your order and payment (we can process credit/debit over the phone if it’s better for you, or you can bring in cheques or cash) and we pay FundScrip. If you are interested in purchasing gift cards, please contact Tania at firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Christmas Charity Drive
Christmas is a very special time of year, but unfortunately, it can also be a very difficult time for many families. Our Charity Drive can help to provide our clients and their families with food, toiletries, grocery gift cards and gifts for each family member. This initiative typically begins in early November.
New Building Fund - Hope Centre Durham Region
Imagine a happy, healthy community, where women and children can heal from abuse, individuals can receive the support they need for the emotional difficulties they are facing, couples and families can learn to express their feelings with kindness and honesty, and parents can ask for and receive the support they need to nurture their children - all in one location. This is what you and the Hope Centre Durham Region will offer our community. Click here to read our Statement for Support.
We're here for you. / Nous sommes là pour vous
Contact us at 905-725-3513 or Toll Free: 1-877-282-8932