Winter is coming - help keep the community warm. The Coat Drive is back! 

We need your coats!

We need volunteers!

We need YOU to spread the word!

Bring your new or gently used winter coats to Rosedale United Church on 

Tuesday November 16th, 4-6pm

Thursday, November 18th, 4-6pm

Saturday November 20th, 12-4pm

Want to volunteer? Contact Liam Barry at or Clare Barry at 416-489-5686 or by email at 


In Toronto, over 7,000 people suffer from homelessness each night, burdened with facing the incredibly cold Canadian winter, and in some cases, even freezing to death. Check your closets again this year as there are many more people in need as we head into winter. Let’s make it a goal to get more jackets out to those in need this year! 

Rosedale United Church (“RUC”) is determined to collect 500 warm jackets for the people of Toronto who don’t have the privilege of being able to purchase a warm coat this winter.   We think this goal will be easy to attain by reaching out to our extended community.   Of course, if we can collect more than 500, we won’t stop there, as there is a desperate need. Last year, the jackets were extremely well received and appreciated—thank you to all who contributed to this effort by either donating coats, cash or their time. 

Who will receive our warm jackets?
The jackets we collect with your generous support will be shared, according to their needs, amongst the outreach facilities of Fred Victor/CRC, the Metropolitan United Church, Sanctuary Toronto Ministries and the Roehampton Shelter. 

The ways you can donate include:

Donate one or more adult water/windproof winter jackets. (Good condition used, or new) AND/OR

Donate money to Rosedale United Church to help us buy warm jackets for the homeless.  The cost of one warm jacket is approximately $100. Any amount helps. A tax receipt will be issued (see below). 

To donate money, click Here

How to achieve this goal? Share this opportunity with your community: family, friends, neighbours, co-workers, and classmates! 

When/Where to drop off the jackets? 

On Tuesday, November 16th and Thursday, November 18th from 4-6pm, and on Saturday, November 20th from 11:30-3pm at the side door of Rosedale United Church (159 Roxborough Dr., Toronto, Ontario). 

If you are unable to deliver your jackets to the church please contact Liam Barry at or Clare Barry at 416-489-5686 or by email at, and indicate where and when jackets can be picked up.

How to deliver the jackets?

Place your donated jackets in a clear plastic bag in the trunk of your car and pop the lid open when you arrive at RUC.   One of our RUC volunteers, who will be wearing a mask, be vaccinated and practicing social distancing, will take the jackets out of the car and put them in the church.

We will need volunteers to receive the jackets at the drop off times listed above. 

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Liam Barry at or Clare Barry at 416-489-5686 or by email at