Our organized & collaborative mission is complete on our Sewist Dashboard, with over 114,000 PPE made and donated since March of 2020.

But the needs continue. Below is a master list of amazing organizations that are continually in need, for our sewists to access and donate towards. If you’d like to be on this list, please click here to find out how.

***Note: As we are in a new chapter as a group, we aren’t updating this list with other PPE requests at this time. eg. I need 5 scrub caps or 10 masks. This list is only for organizations that continuously need PPE. Thank you for understanding

British Columbia

Organization:  Victoria Cool Aid Society

Mission:  Helping people who find themselves homeless in the Victoria community

Needs:  Face Masks

Contact Name:  Lori Angelini, CFRE, Director of Philanthropy and Community Relations

Contact Email:  langelini@coolaid.org

Contact Phone Number:  250-414-4799

Delivery address:  101-749 Pandora Ave, Victoria , BC V8W 1N9

Website:   coolaid.org

Able to offer local pick up or shipping cost reimbursement?:  Local Pickup


Organization:  Chalmers Community Services

Mission:   We are a small non-profit organization offering food pantry services to those in our community experiencing food insecurity.

Needs:   Face masks

Contact Name:  Kate Keilty

Contact Email:  fundraising@chalmerscentre.ca

Contact Phone Number:   519-822-8778

Delivery address:  Chalmers Community Services Centre, 41 Macdonell St.,Guelph, ON N1H 2Z4

Website:  Chalmerscentre.ca

Able to offer local pick up or shipping cost reimbursement?:  tax receipt for the cost of shipping with proof of purchase (e.g., a sales receipt from the shipping company) can be provided. As well, we would have volunteer capacity to pick up any donations from within Guelph, Ontario.

Organization:  Community Living Toronto

Mission:   Community Living Toronto has been a source of support for people with an intellectual disability and their families since 1948. We offer a wide range of services including respite, person-directed planning, employment supports, residential programs, and community-based activities. We are proud to support over 4,000 individuals and their families in 80+ locations across Toronto.

Needs:   The scrub caps continue to be one of our greatest requested items.  Now that our staff are wearing masks and face shields the caps have been so important for their comfort and safety while working.

Contact Name:  Angela Bradley (she/her) l Director l Social Enterprise & Philanthropy

Contact Email:  abradley@cltoronto.ca

Contact Phone Number:   416.509.1596 

Delivery address:    Community Living Toronto l 20 Spadina Road l Toronto, ON  M5R 2S7

Website:  www.communitylivingtoronto.ca

Able to offer local pick up or shipping cost reimbursement?:  –

Organization:  East Metro ACTT

Mission:  To give to clients who have Severe Mental Illnesses (and physical vulnerabilities such as chronic illness, immune compromised, seniors, etc.) who have  to wear masks in community (on bus, to appointments, at grocery store. etc.)

Needs:  Face Masks

Contact Name:  Angela Grylls

Contact Email:  agrylls@cmhato.org

Contact Phone Number:  647-362-3168

Delivery address:  1200 Markham Rd, Suite 500, Scarborough, ON M1H 3C3

Website:  https://toronto.cmha.ca/

Able to offer local pick up or shipping cost reimbursement?: –

Organization:  Harmony CFC, a program of South Riverdale Community Health Centre

Mission:   gives away masks at their community meal which serves a hot take away meal to members of our community who are low income

Needs:  Face Masks

Contact Name:  Marishka Radwanski – kitchen facilitator

Contact Email:  mradwanski@srchc.com

Contact Phone Number:  416-752-0101 ex. 227

Delivery address:    2 Gower St., Toronto, ON M4B 1E2

Website:  srchc.com

Able to offer local pick up or shipping cost reimbursement?: Porch Pickups available

Organization:  Homes First

Mission:  There are over 8,000 people in Toronto without a safe stable place to live. Hundreds live “rough” in ravines, stairwells or on the street. Hundreds more suffer with mental health and addictions issues. This forgotten slice of our population, people who have been street-involved for several years and who have nowhere else to go, is where Homes First comes in. We provide Housing First. We were the first and remain one of the largest providers of homes for people with the fewest options in Toronto. We are still in need of reusable face masks. Homes First serves over 1300 residents daily – mainly adults, but we do have some families with children living in some of our Housing

Needs:   Face masks

Contact Name:  Ryan Evershed

Contact Email:  ryan.evershed@homesfirst.on.ca

Contact Phone Number:  647-455-1552

Delivery address:  90 Shuter St Suite 206, Toronto, ON M5B 2K6

Website:  homesfirst.on.ca

Able to offer local pick up or shipping cost reimbursement?:  Pickups may be possible

Organization:  Lumacare

Mission:  creating “comfort packages” for seniors in our community to distribute essential safety items during the pandemic. The masks would be included in the packages as well we offered to our clients receiving in home services to wear as tolerated while our staff are providing care.

Needs:  Face masks

Contact Name:  Stephanie Coulson

Contact Email:  scoutson@lumacare.ca

Contact Phone Number:  647-534-2096 or Contact: Jessica – Supervisor, Response Center,  Phone: 416-666-4975, Email: Villella@lumacare.ca

Delivery address:  155 Deerhide Cres., North York, ON M9M 2Z2

Website:  Lumacare.ca

Able to offer local pick up or shipping cost reimbursement?:  We can defiantly arrange for local pick up’s if it provides ease to the volunteers budget.

Organization:  The Krinkle Project

Mission:   distributes loot bags to children who are temporarily living in women’s shelters

Needs:  Kids and adult sized face masks

Contact Name:  Barb Wiseberg & Joey Hotz

Contact Email:  bwiseberg@bell.net

Contact Phone Number:  416-827-0076

Delivery address:  211 Old Forest Hill Rd, Toronto, ON M6C 2H1

Website:  Thekrinkleproject.com

Able to offer local pick up or shipping cost reimbursement?:  Within the GTA, porch pick up may be available, or can offer reimbursement for shipping – and appreciate those volunteers who have dropped off, or mailed them to us.

Organization:   Project Northern Lights

Mission:  Canadian non-profit organization founded in response to the COVID-19 crisis. We work to connect local makers to resources for creating protective equipment, and assist with the safe delivery of medical supplies to the communities that need them most. We focus our efforts on helping to supply First Nations communities, Long-term care facilities, Youth centers, Homeless shelters, Food banks, New Immigrant communities, Refugee communities

Needs:  Face masks & Gowns

Contact Name:   Namirah Quadir

Contact Email:  namirah@projectnorthernlights.ca

Contact Phone Number:   email preferred

Delivery address:   Please email to coordinate pickup

Website:  https://projectnorthernlights.ca/

Able to offer local pick up or shipping cost reimbursement?:  Yes!

Organization:  Regional HIV/AIDS Connection            

Mission:  Harm Reduction for clients/service users      

Needs: Cloth Face Masks           

Contact Name: Fran McKeown       

Contact Email: fmckeown@hivaidsconnectionca

Contact Phone Number: 226-377-5732

Delivery address: 30-186 King St. London On, N6A 1C7             

Website:  hivaidsconnection.ca

Able to offer local pick up or shipping cost reimbursement?: Local pick up is available

Organization:   Toronto Birth Centre

Mission:  aims to create an environment that supports diverse communities in Toronto. This safe and welcoming space is open to you and your registered midwife to create the kind of birth experience you’d like to have. Families using the Toronto Birth Centre are encouraged to incorporate their own culture, background, traditions and preferences in their experience. Supporting Aboriginal families through pregnancy and birth is a particular focus of the Toronto Birth Centre.

Needs:  Face masks – adult and child sizes

Contact Name:   Sara Booth, Clinical Director

Contact Email:  cd@torontobirthcentre.ca

Contact Phone Number:   416-366-8080 x224

Delivery address:   Attn: Birth Centre Aide on shift, 525 Dundas St. East, Main Floor

Toronto, ON M5A 2B6

Website:  torontobirthcentre.ca

Able to offer local pick up or shipping cost reimbursement?:  Local Pick up may be available

Organization:  Toronto Community Housing

Mission:  Our core mission is to provide clean, safe, well-maintained, affordable homes for residents. Through collaboration and with residents’ needs at the forefront, we connect residents to services and opportunities, and help foster great neighbourhoods where people can thrive.

Needs:  masks for TCH tenants coming home to a new community (50% adults & 50% Kids)

Contact Name: Kwesi Johnson

Contact Email: Kwesi.johnson@torontohousing.ca 

Contact Phone Number:  416-688-7447

Delivery address:  931 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2H2

Website: https://www.torontohousing.ca/ 

Able to offer local pick up or shipping cost reimbursement?: Yes, can pick up.