How Can I Help?

Become a Board Member

The Rose of Durham is NOT currently seeking board members, however if you are interested you can submit your interest by email and your contact information will be kept on file.

Our agency is the only one in Durham Region servicing the unique needs of young parents (men and women) and their children, with the goal of achieving optimal mental health and positive outcomes for both parent and child.

The board meetings occur the third Thursday of every month, except for July and August, and you can expect to donate approximately 10 to 20 hours a month depending on how involved in various working groups you become.

If you are interested in becoming involved, or would like to discuss the opportunity further, please send a message to our Executive Director Janet Chappelle.

Donate items we need

Transportation is an issue for many of our clients and not having a bus ticket could mean missing a program, an appointment with your counsellor and/or a much needed visit to our donation room. You can help. Purchase and drop off bus tickets to our front desk any time. If you provide your original receipt, name and address you will even receive a tax receipt for it.

The agency also like to reward clients for regular attendance, and one of the ways that we do that is with $5 Tim Horton’s Gift Cards. You can Help. Purchase and drop off Tim Horton’s cards in $5 increments at our front desk anytime. If you provide an original receipt, your name and address, you will receive an income tax receipt.

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Shop Online

Donate to us by purchasing everyday items like tea, coffee, dog treats, essential oils and more! it’s easy, simply click the link below, shop, and check out. A portion of all sales are donated directly to Rose of Durham.

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Order Gift Cards

Donate to charity by purchasing gift cards for things you already buy such as groceries, gas, music, restaurants and movies! It’s easy, simply create a profile, and purchase directly from the site. Pay for the gift cards using the online bill payment option, and for just $0.73 the cards are shipped directly to your front door. Your order confirmation will show you how much money you raised for Rose of Durham with every order.

Want to know more? View our Quick Start Guide here.

Donate in-kind

Donate food and clothing – Rose of Durham gladly accepts non-perishable food items, clothing for young women, and clothing for children size 2 and under. In some instances we can accept toys and equipment, please contact the office first to enquire. If you have another item or service you would like to donate in-kind please call the office to discuss or enquire as to special needs the agency may have.

Our donation drop of times are Tuesday and Friday from 9 am to 1 pm. We appreciate your help, but donations that arrive outside of these times may be asked to come back during the noted times.

Layette drive

This program has been around almost as long as Rose of Durham, 23 years, and we always let clients know that the layette given to them is representative of community support for them and their baby. Helping us to live our vision of ‘A Community that Accepts, Encourages, and Empowers Young Parents’. Click here for more information.

Christmas Assistance

For too many Canadians, especially during these challenging economic times, the basic necessities of life needed for human dignity are out of reach. The Rose of Durham provides direct, compassionate hands-on service to more than 400 young parents each year, to help restore dignity and hope to those who need it most. Click here for more information.

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.

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Contact Us

Oshawa - Main Branch
200 Bond St. W., Oshawa, ON, L1J 2L7
Phone: 905-432-3622
Fax: 905-432-3974
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am-4:30pm

Ajax, Pickering, North Durham
Phone: 289-385-1160

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