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Welcome Centre Shelter Donation Wish List


Shelter Program

  • New Underwear/socks
  • New or gently used pjs, slippers
  • Any unopened hygiene products (especially shampoo, conditioner and deodorant)
  • Diapers (especially sizes 4-6), wipes and formula
  • Over the counter medicines such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Tums, cough drops
  • Cleaning products, paper towels and toilet paper
  • Gift Cards (ex. grocery stores, Tim Hortons, Walmart, Dollarama and Goodwill)
  • Bus Tickets
  • Towels and linens

On occasion may need high chairs, strollers or playpens, please inquire directly to volunteer@welcomecentreshelter.com or 519-971-7595 ext 223

Shelter Kitchen:

  • Canned Cream Soups
  • Children Snacks (Granola Bars, Fruit Cups, Cookies, etc)
  • Pasta – Penne / Rigatoni / Macaroniv
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Cereal / Oatmeal
  • Juice boxes
  • Crackers
  • Cake mixes and Icing
  • Instant Soup Noodles

Pet Program:

  • Cat/Dog Food
  • Cat litter
  • Litter disposal bags
  • Dog poop bags
  • Litter scoops
  • Dog leashes
  • Basket muzzles
  • Food and water dishes
  • Portable cat carriers
  • Towels and/blankets for crates
  • Feliway diffuser refills
  • Stretch and scratch pads for cats

Children’s Program:

  • Halloween costumes- specifically boys' youth, but all sizes and types are welcome
  • Novels/book series- youth
  • Dry erase markers
  • New/Gently used binders
  • New/Gently used lunch bags
  • Ikea wooden train set
  • Magnet tiles
  • Infant/Toddler Toys
  • Sensory toys
  • Booster Seats
  • Number/Letter boards
  • Tummy time activities
  • Interactive toys
  • Activity tables
  • School Supplies

Drop In Program:

  • Card games
  • art supplies
  • yoga mats
  • blank journals
  • writing materials
The Welcome Centre Shelter for Women welcomes donations of money and various items such as food and personal hygiene products, and we are always in need of volunteers as well. Our most pressing needs at this time are:
  • Gift cards in small denominations for any area grocery store, Walmart, fast food restaurant, or dollar store
  • NEW women’s underwear and socks
  • Gently used or new women’s PJs and slippers
  • Bus tickets
  • Toiletries: shampoo/conditioner, body wash, liquid hand soap, razors, deodorant, and hairbrushes
  • Food: canned proteins, canned veggies, tomato sauce, mac and cheese, side dishes (ex. Uncle Ben’s or Sidekicks), rice, stuffing, peanut butter/jam, cereal, crackers, individually packed snacks, juice boxes, and coffee
  • Cleaning supplies: Pinesol, disinfectant wipes, Windex, dish soap, bleach, paper towels, toilet paper, Kleenex, and powdered laundry detergent

Financial and Volunteer Donations

Items that assist us in providing our much needed services

  • Your financial contribution, tax-deductible, will assist us in providing support services to women within the community, such as transportation to and from appointments, groceries, supplies for programming (craft items, educational materials, books, etc), various group support sessions, maintenance to facilities, and so on.
  • Canadian Tire money (to assist in purchase of maintenance items and cleaning supplies).
  • Donate your skills or services to the Centre by calling the above number.
  • Single bedding, towels and hand towels.