Access to a phone or computer is essential for finding work, connecting with friends, family, and healthcare. People with unstable or no access to housing rely on phone and internet access to stay safe and connected to social services, yet are often not able to afford the high costs of phones, laptops and phone plans. With the closure of shelter hotels and overflowing Toronto shelter system removing residents from their support networks, our unhoused neighbours need phones now more than ever.
Don't need your old electronics any more? You can donate a used phone, tablet, laptop or charger to help your community stay connected. We'll take your used device and give it to an unhoused or recently housed community member, along with a monthly phone plan. Please see below for instructions on how and where to donate your devices. Ensure all devices are properly wiped prior to donation.
Don't have a device to donate? You can contribute to the cost of monthly phone plans by clicking here.
Please note: we are not able to provide phones to other community organizations at this time due to lack of supply.
How do I donate a phone or another device?
1. Please wipe your phone or device before donating!
Visit the documents below for assistance:
If you require further assistance wiping your phone or device, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.
2. Select a drop-off location or method below:
307 Agusta Avenue
Open 7 days a week: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Drop off behind the counter during open hours
435 Margueretta Street
PHONES/SMALL ITEMS ONLY
Please place the device in the drop box on the front porch
1237 Queen St W
Monday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Wednesday: 1:00pm - 12:00am
Thursday: 1:00pm - 12:00am
Friday: 1:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday: 1:00pm - 2:00am
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Drop off behind the bar during open hours
1219 Dufferin Street
Monday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am – 4:00pm
Use the side door entrance on Hallam St. (2 brown doors with a doorbell on the top left-hand corner)
Inform staff or a volunteer answering the door that the item/s are for ALAB
If there are any concerns, please ask for Amy or Harry
Please use the form below to request the mailing address
Please use the form below to request a pick-up (ideally only if necessary or for multiple items)