Donate goods or services

It takes a lot to run Camp Ooch

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 people like you help us focus on our programs, making Camp Ooch the best place on earth for kids affected by childhood cancer.

In 2018, we brought the social cure for cancer to over 1,600 kids and their families. We need your help to expand our programs across Ontario so that we can reach even more families, closer to home.

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

5,000+

oral medications are administered by our Med Shed team each summer

600,000+

gallons of slime have been made by our In-Hospital program Campers

21,000km

we've used enough braid fabric to circle the moon twice!

What to donate

Gift Cards

Pre-loaded gift cards are one of the best ways to donate goods to Camp Ooch. 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 Ooch 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 Ooch 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 Muskoka locations.

Campers and volunteers playing with parachute in the grass at Ooch 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 Camp Ooch 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 Ooch will put your gift to good use.

Donate your Car to Ooch
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 Rachel Bouck at rachel@ooch.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 Ooch 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 Camp Oochigeas have specific rules around tax receipting for gift in kind donations. In certain circumstances, Camp Ooch 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. Camp Ooch 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 Camp Ooch

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

Catherine Liao

Development Coordinator, Annual Giving

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 your time

Become a Camp Ooch Volunteer! There are lots of ways to get involved and make a difference.