We are a registered Canadian Charity and are grateful for any donation no matter how small. We accept on-line, tax-receipted donations through CanadaHelps. Just click on the button!
To Donate Funds in Person or by Mail:
By Mail: We are located at 3130 3rd Ave, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4C8
Donation receipts are mailed out within 2 business days of receipt of your cheque.
In Person: Office hours are Monday to Friday 9 am - 3 pm and receipts are available immediately.
To Donate Food:
We take donations any day of the week. There is staff at the centre from 8 am - 3 pm Monday to Friday and from 9 am - 1 pm on Saturday and Sunday. We take most food items - perishable and non-perishable. We just can't take open items. There is a list of most needed food items on the wish list below. If you have any questions about donating food please don't hesitate to contact us !
Our Wish List for 2018
Office ergonomic Chair - $200
Bulletin Board - $28
White Board - $30
Letter Size Envelopes - $2
Food Processor Heavy Duty - $300
100 cup coffee pot - $175
100 small cereal or soup bowls - $150
Gift cards for Dollarama, Wal-Mart - $10 up
Turkey vouchers - $20-25
Basic Spices in large containers - $20
3 x 5 Kitchen Anti-Fatigue Mat - $111
XL Garbage Bags (100) $20
Food items we always need:
Oatmeal, White Sugar, Brown Sugar, Eggs, Ground Meats, Cold Cereal, Mayonaisse,
Pastas, Rices, Fresh Produce, Cream
Salary and Benefits for one staff member for one year - $20,000
Provide for one weekend meals service - $250
Provide for one month of weekend meals service - $1000
Kleenex Boxes (12 pk) - $12
Paper napkins (12 pk) - $12
Stir Sticks (12 pk) - $7
Small Toiletries (8 items) - $13.50
Other Ways to Donate
Returnable drink containers:
We have an open account at Return It Bottle Depot at 3680 4th Ave Port Alberni. You can donate your returnables there and ask them to credit Bread of Life. Return it hours are Monday to Saturday 9-5. You can also drop off bags of returnables right here at the centre and one of our wonderful volunteers will take them in, sort them and have them added to our account.
Gift cards come in really handy when we run low on supplies like hygiene items for hand out kits for our guests, sugar, tea,office supplies, and garbage bags. It's a great way to support The Bread of Life and your favorite store in town at the same time!
Items for Silent Auctions:
Two of our big fundraisers of each year involve silent auctions. The Alberni Valley Charity Golf Classic in July and the Bread of Life Harvest Dinner in October. Keep us in mind when you are purging, moving or after your garage sale. We are pretty open and creative when we are putting together our silent auction items! It's also great exposure for businesses and artisans who donate their wares or gift certificates.
Are you a traveller who hoards their hotels soaps and shampoos? It's okay- we've done it too. If you are finding you are not using them after all, we hand out a lot of hygiene kits and we are always in need of travel size shampoos, conditioners, lotion, deodorant, razors, toothpaste and toothbrushes. You can donate anytime during business hours and our guests really appreciate it!
We take donations of new and gently used scarves, socks, knit hats, gloves and mittens and distribute them to our guests during the cold winter weather. Another much appreciated service and we will take donations anytime of year and store them until they are needed.
Your Time and Skills:
We are always looking for more volunteers and ideas!
Visit our Volunteer page and let us know how you would like to contribute.