Donate goods or services

It takes a lot to run CAMPFIRE CIRCLE

Donating gift cards, art supplies, or additional services can make a big impact. View our wish list to see our most urgent needs and contact us if you’ve got something to offer.

Reasons to give

Goods and services donations from donors like you help us focus on our programs, making camp the best place on earth for kids affected by childhood cancer and their families.

Three campers being pulled on an inflatable couch on the lake at CAMPFIRE CIRCLE Muskoka

500+

Summer camp kits delivered to Camper’s homes and hospital bedsides across Ontario

125

Families new to cancer access programs for the first time, and meet their new camp family

5K+

1-to-1 experiences created for kids at hospitals across Ontario, giving respite to families

What to donate

Gift Cards

Pre-loaded gift cards are one of the best ways to donate goods to us. Gift cards allow us to buy what we need when we need it, without taking up too much storage space. Dollarama, Walmart, grocery stores, Michael’s Craft Supplies, and hardware stores are some of our favourite places to shop.

Two campers blowing giant bubbles outside at CAMPFIRE CIRCLE Muskoka

Crafts and sporting supplies

Our Campers love crafting! Supplies like playdough, Elmer’s white glue, fine paint brushes and acrylic paint are always welcomed (please keep in mind that our space is limited, so a gift card to your favourite craft store will work, too)!

Camping and sporting equipment and first aid kit supplies are other great things to donate. Check out our full donation Wish List and contact us for arrangements.

Our Wish List
Small camper playing with slime in the grass at CAMPFIRE CIRCLE Day Camp

Services

We need occasional help from skilled trades people to make sure our facilities are running smoothly. Please contact us if you’re able to donate your expertise in plumbing, electrical, or carpentry to our downtown Toronto or overnight camp locations.

Campers and volunteers playing with parachute in the grass at CAMPFIRE CIRCLE Muskoka

Cars & vehicles

We’ve partnered with Donate a Car Canada so that you can donate your unwanted vehicle and support a good cause at the same time! Free towing is provided to maximize your donation.

When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat or motorcycle to us through Donate a Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction. After your vehicle donation is complete, you’ll receive a tax receipt and we will put your gift to good use.

Donate your Car to CAMPFIRE CIRCLE
Camper sitting in front seat of red car giving a thumbs up

Frequently asked questions

How can I make my donation?

Review our wish list and contact Emma McNamara emcnamara@campfirecircle.org or
1-888-464-6624 to arrange a time to make your donation.

What can I donate?

We accept a wide variety of donations from glue for slime making to wood for the wood shop. We cannot accept used toys or materials based on our health and safety protocol (all donated items must be new).

Please review our wish list or contact CAMPFIRE CIRCLE staff if you’d like to donate something that isn’t listed.

Can I get a tax receipt if I donate goods?

The CRA and CAMPFIRE CIRCLE have specific rules around tax receipting for gift in kind donations. In certain circumstances, CAMPFIRE CIRCLE may provide a tax receipt for the fair market value of your gift at the time the donation was made.

Please contact us to learn about about your donation’s eligibility for a tax receipt and what’s required in order to receive a tax receipt.

Can I get a tax receipt if I donate services?

The CRA doesn’t allow charities to issue tax receipts for donated services. CAMPFIRE CIRCLE can provide you with a business acknowledgement letter than can be used to write-off your generous gift as a business expense.

Ready to contribute?

Download our latest Wish List and contact us to get started!

Donation Wish List

Donate goods or services to CAMPFIRE CIRCLE

Are you able to donate items from our list? Do you have other goods or services in mind? Contact us to make arrangements.

Emma McNamara

Officer, Donor Experience

Even more donation options

Monetary donations

We're a privately funded nonprofit, so we rely on monetary donations to bring camp to more kids. Your donation will always go where it's needed most.

Donate in honour of your engagement or wedding

Make your own donation or invite your guests to donate to us in lieu of gifts. You can make custom cards, too.