Clean out your closets for a worthy cause

I usually use this blog to highlight thoughts and opportunities about volunteering, but here’s a simple thing you can do for a very worthwhile little charity in the east end of Toronto. Clean out your closets and drop off the clothing at New Circles.


The shelves are bare at New Circles. I hope that you will be able help us fill them back up again. The demand for warm winter clothing is very high this year so we have decided to send out the attached press release. I would be grateful if you would please share this email with your family and friends so that once again our shelves will be filled to overflowing with winter wear for our clients. In the meantime please know how much your generosity is appreciated by all clients, volunteers and staff.


Very authentic, very simple asks

The other reason to mention them is that they do a very good job of communicating.

  • They’re not always asking for money,
  • They share stories in an authentic way,
  • Their authenticity continues when you visit their location – always abuzz with energy and filled with helpful people,
  • Their executive are up front and accessible and
  • They ask when they need something.

It’s a simple as that.

From their press release

Please Help! New Circles is calling on all Torontonians to help, by donating new or gently used winter clothing, through the month of February. What’s needed: all sizes of winter coats and boots, hats, mitts, scarves… even sweaters and vests.

  • Drop Off: at 10 Gateway Boulevard (Corner of Gateway and Don Mills Road, three lights south of Eglinton Ave. East)
  • Organize a Clothing Drive: Invite office colleagues, or family and friends to help make a difference. Go to for information on how to do it. New Circles will help!

A recent report from Social Planning Toronto revealed some startling numbers: fully one quarter of Toronto residents – that’s right, one in every four people – live in abject poverty. All Torontonians are encouraged to learn about New Circles to understand how their donations can make a difference in our community.

For more information:
Jane Craig, Executive Director, New Circles


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