In a world where many people suffer alone from the difficult circumstances of life, such as poverty, homelessness, food insecurity and the issues that lead to these things, it is so heartening to know that there are partners and people in our community who believe in the same things we do at Durham Outlook:  hope, patience, kindness and compassion that lead us to take action to help those in need with dignity.  Your support and generosity are deeply appreciated and truly make a difference.

Your generous donations will mean that families with children, seniors, people with disabilities, and many others in need will be able to continue relying on vital daily meals and community within a kitchen that embodies both DOFN’s and your commitment to these values.

Someone has said that the Inuit of Canada’s North have over 100 words for snow. I wish there were that many for thank you, because I would use every one of them in this list thanking some of our major donors.

Board of Directors, Staff, Volunteers and Patrons of Durham Outlook


The City of Oshawa has donated $50,000 plus $75,000 with a promise of another $75,000 next year totaling a donation of $ 200,000. We are gratified that you believe in our cause so much to make such a generous donation.

JJ McGuire (our building contractor) held 2 fundraisers for DOFN in 2018/2019 raising $51,000 at a gala and $47,000 at a fun filled golf tournament rallying the support of even more donors for a total of $98,000 to date and counting. JJ McGuire plans to repeat the same again in 2020 making these events main income sources for DOFN in the future! Support like this truly reminds us of how much we depend on the generosity and moral support to complete our mission.

The Diaz Family volunteers at St. Vincent’s Kitchen and heard the call for donations, they quickly rallied their resources and donated a whopping $46,270 and then another $41,424 totalling $87,694.

Hockey Helps the Homeless has been a pillar in DOFN’s capital campaign donating a total of $50,000 from 2017-2019. Although the tournament was cancelled this year due to COVID-19, they still rallied together adding another $10,000 to make the total donations to date $60,000!

The Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise, being regular volunteers in St. Vincent’s Kitchen every 2nd Thursday, jumped at the opportunity to lead DOFN’s building campaign with a very generous donation of $30,000!

Robert Weindorfer, a regular donor of DOFN, stepped up and added an additional $25,000 to help support the capital campaign.

K.O.C. St. Gregory’s Council 2671 thank you for supplying the funds that we need to make a difference in the lives of the needy through your Valentines Dinner & Dance donating $9,700 in 2018 and in 2019 $12,837 for a total of $22,537.

Mark R Woitzik donated to DOFN to help us purchase a new van, he followed up that generous donation with $12,000 to help support the capital campaign.

The Mississauga’s of Scugog Island First Nation committee chose DOFN as one of their many lucky recipients to receive $12,000 along with a lovely lunch and great company.

Durham Community Foundation renewed their support in DOFN with a donation of $6,000 towards our campaign.

Durham Outlook supporter Local LiUNA 183 donated a generous $6,000 to help support the building campaign. They also donated towards our gala in both 2019 and 2020!

Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries has reached out to their employees and consumers and raised over $6,000 to support DOFN and our new adventure.

We were overjoyed to receive this generous donation of $5,100 from the Durham Region Real Estate Board.

Westminster United Church supports DOFN by volunteering their services in the kitchen every month.  They added to their support by sponsoring an outreach grant of $5,000 to our capital campaign by ECORC (East Central Ontario Regional Council of the United Church of Canada. We are so lucky to have such caring volunteers.