How it works

Troop leverages technology to provide you with a new way to discover and fulfill needs in your neighbourhood.

GET A TEXT

We'll send a weekly text each Sunday highlighting a local need in your neighbourhood.

Troop weekly needs text message - Romero House

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You can fulfill needs by buying it online or pooling your funds with other Troopers. Easy peasy, you just helped a neighbour.

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MEASURE YOUR IMPACT

We'll report back if the needs were met and how the funds were put into action making it easy to measure your impact.

Troop impact update

Latest needs

Here are the latest needs from local organizations doing amazing things for our neighbours

Fulfilled needs

Here are the latest needs that have been fulfilled by our Troopers
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The Gift of Imagination

We share the imaginary world of Sesame Street, talking trains and superhero pups with kids before they have a good grasp of the real world. We do this because books cultivate imagination and help expand our view of the world. All kids should get the chance to fly with a pixie or cast spells with a young wizard.

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Keeping Mom and Baby Connected

Amy is a new mom to a six-month-old baby. Life can be hard as a new mom, but it’s even harder if you’re 17 years old, living in shared housing and raising a child alone while trying to finish high school. Amy is working hard to become the kind of mom she wants to be, and with the help of the team at the Parkdale Parents Primary Prevention Program, she’s on the right path.

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The Cold Is Coming

When it’s 20 degrees below zero and skins cells are exposed, that skin and the rest of my body feels damn cold. I’m likely not alone in feeling this, which makes me think a lot about homeless people in our community as I dust off my winter best.
The temperature is due to drop into the low single digits within the next few weeks. Making it just the right time for Troop to help out the members of Sistering, a multi-service charity, supporting socially isolated women in Toronto who are homeless or precariously housed.

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Why use Troop?

Troop is all about connecting compassionate neighbours with local needs, sourced through established charities.​

Finding Needs

We work directly with the amazing not-for-profits in your community to find out what they need most, so we can share it with you.

Caring Neighbours

Troop does the work finding and signing up the caring neighbours who are willing and able to address the local needs.

Troop needs list

Smart Technology

We find the goods and use simple texts and online processing to make taking action easy.

IMPROVE COMMUNITIES

We want to help improve all the communities we live, work and play in as much as we can.

Want to help your neighbours and improve your community?

Our customers

Here is what our customers are saying about us:

“We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give.”

- Winston S. Churchill​

Blog

Here are the latest updates from our blog:

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We Are Drowning in Books!

Fifteen registered pickups, three suicidal left-hand turns (what the heck Google maps?!), one packed car and a bazillion children’s books! And that was just a Thursday morning.

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It’s So Much More Than A Phone

Yes, we hit our target to purchase a used cell phone for Amy. Yes, we hit our target to buy the $50 pre-paid Visa card to get her pay-as-you-go phone plan up and running. But more than that, what we did as a Troop team was show a young girl that she’s not alone.

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