We receive different streams of funding, but unfortunately, we still depend heavily on support from the community to operate our programs and services.

You can donate by telephone, mail, in person or online.

Simply call Matthew, our HR Coordinator, on 474-4353 and he will assist you in making your donation using your Visa or MasterCard.  Our regular business hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

You can mail donations to:

Shelter House Thunder Bay

420 George St.

Thunder Bay, ON, P7E 5Y8

You can drop off donations (monetary, food, etc.) to Rotary Shelter House, located at 420 George St., using the main entrance off of George Street. We accept donations from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, and 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm, seven days a week. If you are dropping off a large food donation, please call us in advance (807-474-4350) so we can ensure someone is available to assist you.

Our most needed food donations include:

• Canned soups
• Canned vegetables
• Pasta
• Salad dressing
• Oil and vinegar
• Pasta sauces
• Canned stew and chili
• Margarine
• Pepper
• Canned tuna and chicken
• Peanut butter and jam
• Sugar
• Coffee
• All condiments (mustard, relish, ketchup, mayonnaise)

Become a Monthly Donor

By becoming a monthly donor, you’ll continue to support Shelter House Thunder Bay. Monthly giving allows for flexible giving options, streamlined administration and you’ll receive updates on what your donation makes possible throughout the year. Best of all, your gift makes a bigger charitable impact so that we can continue to do the work that we do and move towards changing the way society approaches homelessness, mental illness, and addictions.


Host an Event

Have a flair for fundraising? want to make a difference? You can host a third party event that will bring money and awareness for our cause!

Need some ideas?

  • Host a Collection Drive: we are always in need of food, personal items and more for our clients
  • Birthday Presents: instead of presents, ask for donations to be made to our shelter
  • Dress Down Day: Pay $5 to wear jeans to work
  • Loose Change: Put containers out at retail businesses for loose change
  • Softball/Soccer/Basketball Tournament: Charge an entry fee for each team
  • Office Pot Luck: Everyone brings their favorite dish and contributes $5 for a buffet lunch.
  • Car Wash
  • Crafts/Yard/Bake Sale

Want to host a Third Party Event? Contact Sandy Lychowyd, our Resource Development Officer at 807-474-4352 or by e-mail at