Our Current Wish List

Donations help us to stretch the budget of the shelter so that we can help more people in crisis. Please consider donating the following:

Gift cards for local retailers – examples including but not limited to:

  • Grocery Stores
  • Department/Retail Stores
  • Gas
  • Pharmacies
  • Hair Cuts
  • Books
  • Restaurants/Fast Food
  • Coffee Shops
  • Transportation (Bus tickets & Taxi rides locally. Bus, Train or Airplane tickets to help women visit or return to family or friends.)
  • Automotive Service Centres (to help with car repairs or maintenance)
  • Electronic stores
  • Game stores
  • Movie theatres
  • Youth oriented clothing stores
  • Sporting good  stores
  • Bookstores
  • Music Stores
  • Lessons (e.g. swimming, music, skating, etc)
  • Long distance calling cards
  • Hardware stores
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore
  • Peanut free small candy individually wrapped for our Youth Education Programs

General items – please ensure they are NEW:

  • Non-perishable food** – these items are needed regularly:
    • Canned pasta sauce
    • Canned vegetables
    • “Cooking soups” – tomato soup, cream of chicken, cream of celery, cream of mushroom, cream of broccoli, cheddar soup
    • Breakfast cereals cold and hot like oatmeal
    • Peanut free school snacks fruit cups, apple sauce puddings
    • Reusable water bottles, school lunch containers/tupperware
    • Apple Juice, orange Juice, hot chocolate, frozen juice mix
    • Frozen individual entrees
    • Frozen meat and fish
    • Perishable food** – for example: meats, cheese, loaves of bread, cheese, fruit, vegetables, brown and white sugar
      • PLEASE NOTE: WE CURRENTLY HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF CANNED BEANS AND DRIED PASTA
  • Regular sized bottles of shampoo and conditioner
  • Socks & rubber sole slippers for women and children
  • Baseball caps for children
  • Face/body lotion
  • Women’s deodorant
  • Hair brushes
  • Woman’s pajamas
  • Women’s razors
  • Car seats – infant and/or 3-in-1’s
  • Toys for all ages*
  • Sports balls – basketball, soccer ball, baseball etc.Infant toys (e.g. Exersaucer, floor toys, etc)
  • Portable DVD players
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) unit (new or re-certified)
  • NEW and unused hats, mitts and scarves (women and children)
  • Basic cleaning supplies – i.e., all-purpose cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, window cleaner, sponges, j-cloths
  • Clear garbage bags
  • Compost bags
  • Colouring books (adult and child)
  • Art supplies” (e.g., paint brushes, paints, canvases, etc.)
  • Pens (good quality writing pens for notebooking – fun colours or designs are also great for the kids)
  • School backpacks
  • School supplies
  • NUT FREE candy

*Unfortunately, we cannot accept stuffed animals (potential allergen carriers) or toys that promote violence (plastic guns or weapons).
**These food donations help to supplement our existing food budget. Our Food & Nutrition Specialist prepares healthy meals using whole food options.

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