Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season in MTL

Written by: Chloe Ranaldi


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With winter fast approaching, non-profit organizations are looking for more help. The cold weather brings additional expenses and for people who are financially struggling or homeless, even more hardship.

Here are some organizations that provide food, clothing, and shelter to individuals and families who need some help this holiday season.


On Rock Community Services


On Rock Community Services is a non-profit organization that serves more than 300 families, living with poverty in West Island, Montreal.

Their programs include a Food Bank, a Community Dinner throughout the week, and a school lunch program for people in need.

For the Holidays, On Rock Community Services partnered with West Island Mommies and is collecting new toys and gift cards for children aged 1-18 whose families cannot afford presents this holiday season.

In addition, the non-profit asks for Turkeys for Christmas dinner, as well as non-perishable food items (such as tuna and peanut butter) for family gift baskets.




Moisson Montréal


Is a non-profit charity that gathers food donations and basic products for nearly 250 accredited community organizations in Montreal.

Moisson Montreal has launched its annual “Feeding the Holiday Spirit” campaign from Nov. 6 to Dec 24. The organization is currently collecting donations of cash or food for their holiday baskets.

For more information check out their website




Le Bon Dieu Dans La Rue


Offers resources and services for homeless youth and young adults aged 12–25 in Montreal. Donations help fund Dans la Rue’s programs and services like an emergency shelter, a van, educational resources, employability, psychologists, nurses, apartments and family services. Dans la Rue is collecting monetary donations, non-perishable items such as toothpaste, tooth brushes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, back packs, rain ponchos, gloves, tampons, men’s underwear, and men’s shoes & boots (sizes 8-12). As well as meal-in-a-can (Chunky Soup, Cordon Bleu, Chef Boyardee), non-perishable food, female hygiene products, and winter boots.



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