Gibson’s has been part of Toronto’s west end for over 85 years and we are proud to give back to our neighbourhood. Sponsoring countless community churches, schools, teams and events we stay involved and committed to our community.
Light Patrol winter clothing drive
Every winter, we hold our winter clothing drive to provide warmth to Toronto’s homeless and street-involved youth. In partnership with Light Patrol, a mobile outreach program we, with the generosity of our customers have collected, cleaned and sorted thousands of pieces of winter clothing for Light Patrol.
Prom attire for students in need
Gibson’s teamed up with New Circles, collecting, cleaning and delivering hundreds of dresses, suits and formal accessories. During prom season, New Circles connects graduating students in need with formal attire. In our Prom Boutique, students are able to select dresses, suits, accessories and shoes for their upcoming prom at no cost. This program ensures that all students an attend their high school prom and milestone event feeling confident.
Camp Ooch for children with cancer
Through The McConnell Classic, Gibson’s has been fundraising for Camp Ooch for over 21 years. It costs $3,500 to send a camper for two weeks and the classic has made camp a dream come true for over 425 kids.
The Gibson’s Cleaners Thoughtful Award was named in honor of Tom Hopkins. This year’s winner contributed over 700 hours of voluntary service during her high school years.
Other charity donation initiatives
Gibson’s is also proud to sponsor and/or donate silent auction prizes to:
- Grassroots initiatives
- Local schools
- Sports teams
- Eva’s Initiatives
- Youth Without Shelter
- The Good Shepherd
- Felix Center
- The Dorothy Ley Hospice
- Royal St. George College