Centre 507 is run by a manager and support workers. Volunteers provide specific services, such as haircuts, computer skills and help with special events like holiday dinners. The board of directors is also made up of volunteers.

Centre 507 would like to thank supporters who make financial contributions. Without these contributions, much of our work would not be possible. Your donations help people in your community who need it most. Your monthly or one-time gift will help our participants address challenges including homelessness, unstable housing, mental illness, addiction, poverty and loneliness.

Tax receipts are issued for donations over $10 (Charitable #: 118848472 RR0001)

Financial support

By cheque

Please mail cheques (payable to Centre 507) to:

Richard LeBlanc, Executive Director

Centre 507 507 Bank St Ottawa ON K2P 1Z5

Pre-authorized monthly bank transfer

Please call 613 233-5626 or email us or call for details

We are open to ideas and welcome input from members of the community, especially fundraising ideas. Please contact us [links to 1.6] if you have questions about how to support Centre 507.

Donate practical items

In addition to financial contributions and ongoing need for hygiene supplies (disposable razors, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, toilet paper, facial tissue, etc.) Centre 507′s wish list includes:

  • backpacks and duffel bags
  • cold weather gear (long underwear, thermal shirts, etc)
  • wet weather gear (rain ponchos, rain coats)
  • can openers
  • new or gently used running shoes
  • new or gently used winter boots
  • men’s clothing — work boots, coveralls, tool belts (construction quality) — some of our guys are finding work opportunities but don’t have the necessary gear to get started
  • socks and underwear
  • sleeping bags
  • jam (it’s a luxury that we just aren’t able to offer)
  • first aid supplies
  • flowers and plants to dress up our centre
  • bus tickets
  • Canadian tire money


Please consider volunteering for our board of directors or helping with special events.

We are also looking for volunteers who can:

  • answer the phone
  • organize donations
  • prepare soup ingredients
  • complete repairs
  • cut hair
  • play cards and board games (euchre, chess, crib)
  • chat with participants

Privacy policy

Centre 507 is committed to ensuring your privacy. We do not swap or sell our mailing lists or personal information files. This information is only accessed by authorized Centre 507 personnel. All data collected on this site is for processing donations and sending information about Centre 507 to each of the supporters who have subscribed to receive it.

Refund policy

Centre 507 refund policy. All one-time donations are considered final. If you would like to end or modify a regular monthly contribution, please contact us.