Ways to Give

As a donor, our team will work with you to ensure that your partnership with us is a rewarding and fulfilling experience; fostering a long-term positive relationship!

Phoenix raises approximately $1M per year to be able to provide meaningful and impactful services to youth and families who come to us for support. Contributions from those who believe youth matter, make great things possible! We are grateful!! 


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Please give today. You can help break down barriers our youth face as they become leaders in their own lives.

One Time Donations

Phoenix relies on generous support to fund our daily operations. Every dollar given to Phoenix is an investment in the future of our youth and their families, helping our community thrive together. 

You can support Phoenix through a one-time donation by:

  • Online (Visa, Master Card American Express, PayPal, Interac)
    Follow the secure link here.
  • By Phone
    902.422.3105 or 902.405.3068
  • Through Gifts of Stocks/Securities
    Please see Planned Giving tab.
  • By cheque (payable to Phoenix Youth Programs)
    PO Box 60006
    RPO Professional Centre
    Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R7
  • In Person
    Administration Office
    6035 Coburg Road, Halifax
    Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Receipts will be issued for donations of $10.00 or more.

Charitable Registration # 881361216 RR0001

For questions please contact us at 902.422.3105 or contact us via email.

Giving In-Kind

We are very grateful to have a generous community that supports our work!

Thoughtful gifts of time, money and items from our community help Phoenix support youth, families and communities in their journeys to thrive. 

Examples of in-kind gifts include:

  • Goods, such as groceries, gently used clothing, personal care items, or bus tickets.
  • Services, such as volunteer hours.
  • Expertise, such as tax, legal, or business advice.

To ensure new and gently used items you wish to kindly donate are best suited to Phoenix youth and families, please refer to the following list of accepted items and donation drop-off locations: 

  • Phoenix Youth Shelter – 1094 Tower Rd., Halifax
    • Financial donations
    • Food donations
    • Youth appropriate, new or gently used clothing and footwear
    • Gift cards
    • Event/programming tickets
  • Phoenix Centre for Youth –  6035 Coburg Rd., Halifax
    • Financial donations
    • Food donations
    • Youth appropriate, new or gently used clothing and footwear
    • Gift cards
    • Event/programming/bus tickets
    • Personal hygiene items
    • Household cleaners agents and cleaning tools (i.e., laundry detergent, dish soap, sponges, cloths)
    • New baby items – diapers, lotions, bottles, food, car seats, etc. (all relevant items must not be expired and CSA approved)
    • Quality, useful kitchen items
    • New or gently used towels, linens & curtains

Here are some more details for your consideration:

Bus Tickets
Help youth travel within the city safely to and from Phoenix, jobs, interviews, school and more.

Gift Cards
Allow youth the independence of choosing what they need and when. Examples include grocery stores, clothing stores, phone cards and movies.

Non-Perishable Food
Provide youth with healthy food options. Examples include canned foods, pasta, nuts and dried foods.

Gently Used or New Youth Appropriate Clothing
Ensure young people are well-equipped for outdoor weather. We accept both winter wear (coats, gloves, scarves, toques and blankets) and summer wear (t-shirts, bathing suits, shorts, khakis and rain jackets) that is youth appropriate.

Personal Care Items
Contribute to the health and self-esteem of our youth. Examples include deodorant, facecloths, razors, feminine hygiene products, travel-sized laundry detergent, sunscreen and skin cream. No alcohol-based mouthwash, please.

New Socks and Underwear
Provide youth with the basics to keep them comfortable. We accept both regular and thermal underwear, along with hand and feet warmers.

Items for Children Under 5
Phoenix has a Parent Support Program for young parents. We are happy to receive diapers, clothing, wet-wipes, hats/mittens, unwrapped toys, baby food and children’s books.

Household Items
Think “apartment starter kit” and give youth the tools they need to succeed in their own home environment. We gratefully accept new or gently used towels, facecloths, dish towels, dish cloths, linens, blankets, pots and pans, dishes, can openers, pillows, and curtains.

*We are typically unable to accept donations of furniture, exercise equipment, musical instruments, electronics, books, DVDs, CDs, computer/office equipment, home decor, toys and expired baby items. If you have questions about certain item, please contact a member of our team before bringing it to Phoenix. Depending on timing and quality of the item, it may be just the right thing at the right time for a particular youth! 

Planned Giving

Planned giving is a thoughtful way to create your legacy while also helping Phoenix youth and their families on their journey to thrive for many years to come.

These gifts can take many forms including bequests, real estate, stock/securities, Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs), Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs), and life insurance policies. Below is a bit more information about a few of these options. You can also contact our fund development team to find out more.

We know planned giving can seem intimidating and complex, that’s why Phoenix offers the support of our trusted network of friendly financial planning professionals, who are ready to help guide you through the process. 

Contact us today to learn more!

Gifts of Stocks & Securities

A gift of securities is an opportunity that can be applied immediately to the work of the agency or operationalized over the long-term for lasting impact and stability.

When you donate securities, you eliminate the capital gains tax* that would otherwise be payable if the securities were liquidated and then donated as cash. Securities are often given as part of planned giving strategies and are enormously mutually beneficial for both parties.

Securities can be given online through our secure giving page, making it safer and simpler than ever to support Phoenix programs and services. 

Please find the printable form for the Tranfer of Stock to Phoenix here

Or give online through CanadaHelps

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* Speak to a trusted financial advisor to ensure the elimination of capital gains tax applies to your donation, as rules and regulations may vary.

Gifts of Life Insurance

The gift of life insurance is an affordable way to make a significant impact on the lives of the youth and families in our community. There are several methods of donating life insurance policies including: naming the organization as the beneficiary of your policy, donating a new or existing plan, or gifting policy dividends. 

Donating a life insurance policy provides the opportunity to make a substantial contribution while providing you or your estate with potentially significant tax benefits.

Matching Gifts

Working together, companies and employees can maximize their donation efforts by establishing a matching gifts incentive program. Through this program, employers can commit to match any donations raised by employees, either as individuals or as a part of a third-party fundraising event, doubling the impact of your gift!

By matching contributions to Phoenix, employee donations are going even further to help support local youth.

Reach out to Phoenix today to find out how you and your employer can establish a matching gifts program.

Monthly Giving

Monthly giving is an easy, stress-free and secure way to show your commitment to youth and families who need it most. By setting up a monthly payment plan you provide Phoenix with a reliable funding source, helping to ensure sustained support for our programs.

Think of the impact if ten people gave just $10 a month! That’s $1,200 worth of support each year!

For your loyalty and commitment, Phoenix will provide you with program updates and information on how contributions have helped youth and families through our eNews, Donor Report and bi-annual newsletters.

Download our Monthly Donor Information Form here.

By using our safe and secure online giving page, you can feel comfortable knowing your information is protected. Each month the donation will appear on your bank or credit card statement. You will receive an annual, charitable receipt from Phoenix, with your total contribution for the year. It's that easy!

Third Party Event

Third Party Events are organized by external groups (e.g. school groups, individuals, or corporations) to raise money in support of Phoenix programs.

By hosting a third party event you’re not just helping to raise essential funds, but also a greater awareness about the services and programs Phoenix provides to your community.

We want your event to be a success so we provide you with support and resources as appropriate. Our Third Party Event Toolkit includes information on how to make your event a huge success! Contact us today to learn more about hosting an event in support of Phoenix.


Phoenix Signature Events

Throughout the year, Phoenix hosts annual signature events to raise awareness and funds to help meet their mission of supporting youth and families in their journey to thrive.

Our signature fundraising events include Dreamscape and the Phoenix Holiday Luncheon.

The goal is simple—host an unforgettable event for our donors while raising funds for a great cause. Each signature event is entertaining and inspiring, allowing our supporters to enjoy engaging company, delicious food and the opportunity to learn more about the amazing work being done at Phoenix.

You won’t want to miss our next Phoenix signature event! It’s guaranteed to be a memorable night of philanthropy and fun. 

Phoenix Holiday Wish List

Help us make the season bright for youth and families by coordinating a donation drive at your office or school, or make your next event/get-together/party that much more meaningful by asking guests to donate items from our Holiday Wish List! 

For 'stocking stuffing purposes', we ask that all items be dropped off on or before December 7th, 2017 at Phoenix Centre for Youth (6035 Coburg Road). We also encourage you to drop off items on November 28th, Giving Tuesday, to support this national, philanthropic campaign!

1. Socks and underwear - as simple as it sounds, youth rely on donations to keep them warm and comfortable throughout the year. Thermal underwear would also be appreciated for the cold months, along with hand and feet warmers. Note: Male identifying youth prefer boxers and boxer briefs.

2. Bus tickets - Bus tickets provide a safe way for youth to get to their destinations.

3. Cold and wet weather clothing & accessories – ensure that Phoenix youth are well-equipped to weather the cold winter months. Coats, mittens, boots, umbrellas, rain jackets, gloves, hoodies, scarves and hats (toque-style) as well as warm blankets are great gift ideas.

4. Personal care products - deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, shaving cream, lip balm, feminine hygiene products and skin cream are always in need. No alcohol-based mouthwash, please. Note: Hair care products for natural and relaxed African Canadian hair is always appreciated

5. Gift certificates - examples include grocery and department stores, coffee shops, movie passes, pre-paid phone cards.

6. Age-appropriate items for children under 5 – you can choose to help Phoenix’s young parents by providing items for their children such as diapers, clothing, wet-wipes, hats & mittens, unwrapped toys, and baby food.

7. Art and stationary items - when school's out, youth have time to reflect, get creative and express themselves. Foster the creative with markers/pens, sketchbooks, journals, paint kits.

8. Apartment kick-start needs / household items – help a youth moving on to live independently to make their place feel like home by supplying sheets and pillowcases, towels & face cloths, dish cloths & towels, cleaning supplies, laundry soap, pillows, pots/pans, dishes, utensils, mixing bowls, bathroom supplies

Don't feel like shopping? Provide a financial gift instead to help ensure all needs are covered!


Phoenix is thrilled to have the support of over 300 volunteers from our community with diverse skills, interests and backgrounds! From workshops to preparing meals, facility maintenance to events committees, there are many ways to get involved. To learn more about Phoenix's volunteer programs check out our Volunteer Section.