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.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ON BEDBUGS: Family Transition Place provides housing for up to 12 women and their children at one time. An outbreak of bedbugs would be a serious issue and we do our best to avoid this sort of disruption. Bedbugs like to live and travel in pre-owned items such as desktop computers, appliances, TVs, game systems, purses, clothing, suitcases, backpacks, mattresses, and books. We are unable to accept any items of this nature in order to prevent bedbugs from entering our building.

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