Ways to Give

One Time Donation 

Whether you direct your generous gift to YOU’s highest priority needs or to Joan’s Place, your kindness will help youth with everything from basic needs for food and shelter, to building the confidence, skills and independence that will help them thrive!  

Donating online is the most efficient way to give; you will automatically receive a tax receipt and your gift will be immediately put to work to support YOU’s programs and services. Please use Chrome or Safari when making an online donation, as we cannot receive donations via Internet Explorer.  

If you prefer to mail your donation, please make your cheque payable to Youth Opportunities Unlimited and send it to: 

Youth Opportunities Unlimited 
333 Richmond Street, Main Floor 
London, Ontario  N6A 3C2 

If you’re having trouble, would prefer to call us with your donation, or would like to speak to someone directly for any other reason, please contact Heather Hoare at 519.432.1112 x 285 or email donations@you.ca

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Recurring Donation 

Become a monthly donor and join a caring community of supporters who agree that meeting the needs of our youth is a year-round priority. Small monthly gifts add up to big impact, are convenient for you, and allow us to plan and maintain consistent support. You will receive one consolidated tax receipt and, of course, be able to change or discontinue your recurring donations at any time.  

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Tribute Giving 

A gift in memory or in honour of a loved one is a thoughtful, meaningful way to recognize or remember someone special, mark a milestone or special occasion, and change the future for youth in our community. 

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Leadership Giving 

Is there a special way you would like to become more involved and have an even larger impact? We would be delighted to talk to you about your philanthropic goals and how your support can transform the future for youth experiencing homelessness, struggling with employment or education, or looking for guidance as they become positive contributors to our community. Please contact Heather Hoare, Director of Community Engagement, at 519.432.1112 x 285 or HeatherH@you.ca to find out how you can make a difference. 

Estate and Planned Giving 

Remembering YOU with a planned gift such as a gift in your will, a gift of life insurance, or a gift of securities is a powerful way to amplify the impact of your generosity. We would welcome a confidential conversation regarding your wishes, your philanthropic goals and your desire to leave a life-changing legacy. Please contact Heather Hoare, Director of Community Engagement, at 519.432.1112 x 285 or HeatherH@you.ca to explore the lasting impact your foresight and kindness can have.  

Corporate Giving 

Working together, we can create a community where youth thrive! YOU partners with businesses and organizations of all sizes – whether you are seeking a sponsorship or cause marketing opportunity to elevate your exposure and presence; a way to engage your employees through giving, volunteering or event participation; or a means to support a cause important to you through a philanthropic donation, YOU is well positioned to help you achieve your goals. Please contact Heather Hoare, Director of Community Engagement, at 519.432.1112 x 285 or HeatherH@you.ca to discuss how we can work together.  

Item Donations 

We aim to provide young people with the basic needs, supports and essentials to make their house a home. As such, we are always in need of the following new or gently used donations at these locations: 

Youth Shelter Donations  
Accepted 7 days a week at 585 Clarke Road between 10am-7pm. 

  • Pillows and twin sheet sets 
  • Blankets and comforters 
  • Towels and toiletries 
  • Clothing, undergarments and shoes 
  • Laundry baskets 
  • Non-perishable snacks 
  • Gift cards (grocery stores, dollar stores, etc.) 
  • Bus tickets 

Youth Action Centre Donations  
Accepted Monday - Friday at 332 Richmond Street between 10am-6pm. 

  • Pillows and bedding 
  • Toiletries: travel or full-sized 
  • Shower curtains and bathroom supplies 
  • Furniture such as tables and chairs 
  • Bed frames and new mattresses 
  • Home décor items 
  • Gift cards (grocery stores, dollar stores, etc.) 
  • Bus tickets  

YOU | Strathroy Donations  
Accepted Monday - Friday at 32 Front Street West in Strathroy between 9am-4pm.  

  • Non-perishable snacks 
  • Toiletries 
  • Clothing 

Auction Items 

We’re also always grateful for items that can be included in silent auctions at fundraising events. Gift cards, event tickets, signed memorabilia, jewellery, artwork, gift baskets or other appropriate items at a range of price points can raise significant funds to help support the YOU mission.