WHAT WE DO

The 482 Collective is a non-profit organization responding to the specific needs of individuals faced with challenges to their quality of life – such as poverty, domestic violence and human trafficking. Additionally, we provide aid for immigrants, refugees and the homeless, as well as seniors with unmet needs. We support those who struggle to provide basic, everyday necessities for themselves and their families.

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With essential items and funding sourced from individual and corporate partners, we are able to provide tangible items such as: non-perishable food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, school supplies, clothing, bedding, toys, and community experiences. We collect new (and sometimes gently used) items in excellent condition as well as monetary donations and sponsorships.

Our goal is to facilitate active giving and collaboration by those who have the desire, means, and ability to help. For those on the receiving end of this kindness and generosity, we aim to be a pro-active, positive force for change – inspiring hope, preserving dignity, and reshaping the daily lives of community members in need.

Donations can be made via cash, cheque, or eTransfer via

Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $18+.

GET HELP

Our services and programs are available to community members in need, who are in the Greater Toronto area, York Region, Peel, Durham and Halton regions. We offer services and programs to all individuals without bias and to the best of our ability, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or marital status.

We recognize that assessing candidates is a delicate matter, and review each case individually, taking into consideration circumstance and urgency.

  • If you are currently in an emergency situation and your safety is at risk, please call 911.
  • If you are in distress and need essential products for yourself or your family (food, clothing, shelter) please call our help line.
  • If your needs are urgent but not immediate, please email our intake coordinator or follow the link to begin the intake process.

Canadian Registered Charity #73364 3870 RR001


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GIVE HELP

We believe it is our collective responsibility as a community to help individuals in need and preserve their dignity in the process. We tap into the spirit of human kindness to enhance the lives of those on the receiving end, as well as those who choose to give. The 482 Collective is a place where, even in the darkness, one can find light, love, and humanity; and above all else, honour, value and respect for ourselves and others. We warmly invite you to become part of this inspiring movement. A movement for the collective good. A movement that will actually move you.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

We need YOUR help to build a culture of giving in our community!