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5 ways to contribute, 
5 ways to help

 

Making a money donation

To make a donation to the SSVP is to invest in one of Greater Montreal’s largest solidarity networks, an organization with a proven track record which helps out every year more than 120,000 persons in need. Not only does your donation help to maintain our services, 82% of it is directly applied toward the delivery of those services – an outstanding performance made possible by our workforce of 1,400 volunteers dedicated to our mission. The SSVP is a duly registered charity. Therefore, any donation results in a personal tax credit or corporate tax deduction.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ALLOWABLE TAX CREDITS
 
 

Legacy donations


There are many different forms of legacy donations which can provide you with some significant tax benefits. Whatever its size, your estate can help the SSVP to maintain its service offering while optimizing the value of your inheritance. Life insurance, legacy or standard donations are all effective ways to combine asset management with charity aspirations.

TYPES OF LEGACY DONATIONS

Legacy donation
Life insurance donation
RRSP/RRIF donation
Donation with life annuity
Charitable remainder annuity trust
Residual interest donation
Real estate donation

We recommend that you communicate with your notary or financial advisor to get more detailed information about legacy donation.

Want to make a legacy donation to the SSVP?
 

Become a Volunteer

​RJoining SSVP’s team of volunteers is an effective way to help people living in poverty, and to make a real difference in your community. More than 1,400 volunteers regularly devote their time to fulfill SSVP’s mission, while benefiting from enriching human experiences in a collaborative and friendly atmosphere.
 

Donating nonperishable foods


Your food donations are redistributed directly via our help centres to individuals experiencing financial difficulties and in need of transitory food assistance. This welcomed break enables them to invest more time in finding solutions to their problems and helps them to return to financial self-reliance.
 

HOW TO GIVE

During the SSVP’s Guignolée in November, when our volunteers come knocking at your door in the Montreal/Laval/l’Assomption region.


During the GRANDE GUIGNOLÉE DES MÉDIAS
 
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Donating goods

 
By donating to the SSVP, not only do you allow us to continue offering our services and programs, you also give a second life to your old furniture, clothes and other goods through their sale at one of SSVP’s 28 stores in the Greater Montreal region.

HOW TO DONATE GOODS

By visiting one of our stores :
FIND A STORE NEAR YOU

By depositing your contribution at any time in one of our street donation boxes: 
FIND A DONATION BOX NEAR YOU

Contact our free pick-up service for furniture and large items
Montreal : 514 526-5937 option 603
Pointe-aux-Trembles : 514 645-0452
Repentigny : 450 654-9703

WHAT TO DONATE

We accept the following goods:
Clothes and shoes
Dinner/Kitchenware
Sporting goods and toys
Furniture and appliances*
Computer equipment*
Books

*only at specified drop-off locations.
All donated goods must be washed and in proper condition/working order.

We cannot accept:
TV sets
Any soiled, torn, broken or damaged items

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR DONATED GOODS

The Société de Saint-Vincent de Paul collects and sorts the content of its donations boxes. Items in good condition are either given away or sold for a modest sum through our SSVP stores. This allows anyone to purchase secondhand goods at an affordable price. Revenues from sales help to support our programs, notably for food assistance occurring in the area where the items were donated. Items in poor condition which cannot be given away or sold in the community are sold to the PhilTex company. Not only does this partnership with PhilTex bring in money for the SSVP, it brings new life to goods that would have normally ended up in landfills. PhilTex sends the collected items to other countries where quality standards are not as strict as here, to be resold or recycled..​

BRING YOUR USED ITEMS TO ONE OF OUR BOXES

  Find a donation box