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The Sweet Potato has an active donation and community support program! We help raise funds and donate food, gift cards, and other store merchandise to not-for-profit organizations, community agencies, local fundraisers, and other groups and events.

While there is no request too big or small for us to consider, generally speaking, we prioritize working with local, lower-profile organizations. There are a lot of organizations that do amazing work and have a national platform, and we believe that it’s the best use of our own privilege to help the other organizations (those without the clout & fundraising budget of nationally known charities), and we try to spend all of our efforts supporting those organizations and elevating and amplifying their voices.

Use the contact form below to get in touch with your request!

Some Local Agencies Close to Our Heart

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Romero House

Romero House came to life in 1991 when a small group, who believed that refugees should be treated differently, took over a refugee shelter threatened with closure.  They operate four houses in our neighbourhood, where refugee claimants live safely while they establish themselves, work to bring their family to Canada and develop their claims, and forge warm bonds with the live-in staff (one staff member is assigned to each household) and the larger community.  We have long supported them with regular donations of food and toiletries, as well as supporting their annual Street Party!

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High Park Nature Centre

The High Park Nature Centre does amazing educational programs in nearby High Park.  We’ve long supported a selection of their events in the past, and we were thrilled last year to take a large part in supporting their Indigenous-Led Family Nature Walks. The Nature Center balances natural education with important equity work, and we’re thrilled to help them in their mission.

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FoodShare

Food Share is a truly incredible organization, with an incredible vision – in addition to supporting food-insecure individuals and populations, they also do amazing advocacy work, nutrition education, and community gardens, all through a uncompromising lens of food justice for those most affected by poverty and food insecurity – Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, and People with Disabilities.

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Sistema

Sistema Toronto provides musical and intellectual opportunities to children in vulnerable communities, with the goal of transformative social change.  We are lucky enough to be located right near one of their facilities, and every month we send over a hot meal for their Honours Orchestra.

Community Events

We also love to support and participate in local school and community fundraisers, street festivals, community parties, and other events in support of local initiatives.

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Contact us with your donation request