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Your Support Matters

Your gift makes a difference for nearly 10,000 children, youth and families every year by helping
provide critical wraparound resources and supports.

Here are just a few examples of how, when you donate to The Link: Youth and Family Supports, you stabilize children and families in Manitoba:

  • Provide basic needs for homeless youth, like nutritious meals, clothing, bus tickets and more.
  • Create post-secondary scholarships for youth in or from care.
  • Facilitate transportation for youth to and from our programs.
  • Provide recreational opportunities, like swimming, camping and more.
  • Support land-based programs that create opportunities for youth and families to connect to Indigenous culture, ceremony and knowledge.
  • Fund specialized training that builds life skills, confidence and self-esteem.
  • Give vital supports for youth preparing to live independently.

See below for the many ways you can make a gift that changes lives for Manitoba children and families in need.

In Person

We gladly accept cash, cheque, credit card or in-kind donations at our Head Office at 175 Mayfair Avenue in Winnipeg.

By Mail

Cheques should be made payable to The Link: Youth and Family Supports. Click here for our mailing address.


The Link is part of the CanadaHelps network, which offers safety, security and convenience when it comes to online giving.


Forget the hassle of annual appeals and become a Milestones Monthly Donor. See below for more info.

Milestones Monthly Giving

Become a Milestones Monthly donor and make a lasting impact
for kids and families for years to come. Just look at the impact:

$25 Per month

Provides 26 hot meals to three youth in our Independent Living with Supports program, which teaches them how to live independently after leaving care.

$50 Per month

Makes it possible for 24 youth to participate in a land-based learning activity where they can learn about Indigenous history and culture.

$75 Per month

Provides 72 hygiene kits for homeless youth, helping them stay healthy and safe and preventing the spread of viruses like COVID-19.

$100 Per month

Helps youth participate in 48 activitiesand experiences throughout the year that encourage physical, mental, emotional and cultural wellness.

In Memoriam / Celebratory

In lieu of flowers or gifts, a donation to The Link: Youth and Family Supports is a meaningful way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or the life and legacy of someone special. Donations made in honour of an individual or group will be acknowledged with a card to the honouree(s) or in the case of a memorial gift, to the loved one’s family.

In Kind

We can always use:

  • Hygiene products
  • Underwear and pajamas
  • New or gently used outerwear & clothing
  • Furniture and household items.
  • Tickets to sports, arts or cultural events
  • Cellphones and calling cards

Planned Giving

You can choose to leave a lasting legacy by making a bequest in your will or through a life insurance policy. You can also set up a charitable trust that provides you with income today and helps youth in the future. These are gifts that keep on giving and leave a lasting testament to your life and values.

Thank You Donors

Last year, we were humbled by the outpouring of generosity from caring individuals and organizations. Here’s a snapshot of what kindness looks like in our community:






December Campaign

Thank you funders

Your generous support empowers us to make a lasting difference in the lives of our youth and we deeply appreciate your commitment to our shared mission. Our charitable registration number is 131215196 RR0001.