Gifts of Hope

At Gillian's Place, we provide practical, compassionate support services to survivors 24/7, every day of the year. The gifts on these pages have been carefully curated to let you know exactly what we need to enable us to continue to offer essential services and care to our community's most vulnerable. By purchasing a Gift of Hope, you are helping ensure our clients have the attention and care they deserve. 

Sponsor a Family

Formerly our "Adopt-a-Family" Program

Our Sponsored Family Program is one of the most impactful ways you can help a vulnerable
individual and/or family this season. Simply choose a sponsor level that is meaningful to you,
and we will direct your donation to our clients by way of gift cards. Sadly, this financial freedom
is something very few survivors have ever experienced. With your gift, you are empowering
them to purchase what, when, and where they want – likely for the first time ever.

Your gift will provide:

  • A gift card for a holiday dinner and/or groceries
  • Pajamas and slippers for each family member
  • Two gifts for each family member from their wish list

Three easy steps:

   1. Choose the size of the family you wish to support.
   2. Make a donation securely online or by mail.
That's it! We will notify the family and let them know they will be heading into the holiday season and new year with joy and peace.

Family Size & Sponsor Levels:

Single Adult - $150

Family of Two - $275

Family of Three - $400

Family of Four - $525

Family of Five - $650

Questions? Please contact Bev at 905.684.4000 ext. 233 or


Holiday Drives

Every holiday season, we are filled with gratitude as organizations and families collect much needed items for our clients. Due to our limited storage capacity and varying needs, we ask our community to register their holiday drive in the form below. A member of our staff will be in touch to confirm that these items are needed and will coordinate a future drop-off for your items. This way, we are able to appropriately monitor inventory and storage.

Questions? Please contact Amanda Ross at 905.684.4000 ext. 277 or

Corporate Tree Tags

Your business can support Gillian's Place by displaying tree tags this holiday season. The tags will contain the gender and age of an adult or child being helped by Gillian's Place and a gift card they would like to receive. Encourage your employees and/or customers to take a tree tag and purchase a gift card.

Questions? Please contact Amanda Di Zio at 905.684.4000 ext. 255 or 

To register, please fill out this application. 

Please note we do NOT accept second-hand or used items.

Gillian's Place is extremely appreciative of all the donations we receive. Due to limited capacity, we do not accept second-hand or used items. If you require any other information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Due to our secure location, we manage all donations by appointment.  We would ask that you call ahead to schedule an appointment to drop off your donation. 

To schedule your appointment call: 905.684.4000 ext. 277 or email

We are UNABLE to accept:

  • Sample/travel/hotel sizes;
  • Perfume;
  • Mouthwash;
  • Bar Soap;
  • Hair Dye;
  • Dietary Supplements;
  • Jewelry;
  • Electronics;
  • Coats or Jackets;
  • Men's clothing / socks / coats;
  • Shoes and Footwear
    Check out our Wish List for items that we DO accept, and items that are currently needed:

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