Your Donation is Precious, To You and Us

As a federally incorporated charity (CRA #776372492RR0001), The Shelter Movers of Toronto aims to make the best use of your donation. You want your dollars and in-kind gifts to go to those who need them most. That's why we aim to keep our administrative costs below 10% of our annual budget

It's about getting the best bang for your charitable buck, right? 

The Shelter Movers' Effect

When a survivor of abuse gets a fresh start at life. When Police and local Shelters know abuse survivors will be relocated safely and respectfully. When a community of volunteers benefit from training and hands-on experience. When a child falls asleep knowing they are safe in their new home.
That's the Shelter Movers' Effect. 

Our Impact

Since its inception in April 2016, The Shelter Movers of Toronto has grown from nonprofit startup to a federally incorporated charitable organization, supported by local businesses and a strong, talented volunteer base. 

Our impact on Toronto has been swift, positive and lasting. In 2016, The Shelter Movers of Toronto:

  • mobilized resources to respond to over 60 requests for assistance (December 2016);
  • fostered relationships with:
    • 6 local shelters situated across Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton and Markham; 
    • Children's Aid Society;
    • Victim Services Toronto;
    • Catholic Family Services
    • Catholic Crosscultural Services; and
    • Toronto Police Services; 
  • developed corporate relationships with:
    • Howie, Sacks & Henry, LLP
    • St. Andrew's Club and Conference Centre
    • Real Storage (Toronto)
    • Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
    • Staples 
    • Telson Rd Mini Storage
  • provided trauma-informed training and education to +75 volunteers. 

At the current pace of growth, we are on pace to serve over 200 families in 2017, as word of our service has spread. Expansion of our services is also underway. The Shelter Movers is currently aiming to replicate its no cost moving and storage service in: 

  • Municipalities in York Region;
  • Hamilton;
  • Burlington; and
  • Oakville corridor

The Shelter Movers of Toronto provides interpretation services in virtually any languages to support our clients.

Need a Tax Receipt?

Donating to ensures you receive a receipt promptly and securely. 

Prefer to Offer Goods / Property?

Let us know what you intend to donate ( and we will happily issue a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value. 

In particular, we are always on the look out for: 

  • Gently used trucks, vans and cars;
  • Moving boxes
  • Packing tape
  • Dollies
  • Moving harnesses and straps

Establish Your Legacy - Join our Founders' Circle

Subject to your comfort, The Shelter Movers of Toronto wishes to acknowledge donors who contribute $1,000.00 CAD or more annually. Our Founders' Circle represents an exclusive group of citizens whose contributions provide the financial stability needed to do our work. Members of our Founders' Circle are invited to private events and personal briefings with the Executive Director. Acknowledgment of Members' contributions will be given at volunteer training seminars, media interviews and social media campaigns. Your ongoing support is critical to our success - Let us thank you for your generous gift. 

The Shelter Movers of Toronto Inc. is a charitable foundation regulated under the Income Tax Act  #776372492RR0001.