Your donations send the message that you care.
Please note that, unfortunately due to COVID-19 guidelines and the limitations of our storage and distribution capacity, we are not able to accept any gently used items, including clothing, toys, baby supplies, household items etc.
If you would like to make an in-kind contribution, at this moment, we find ourselves in need of the following items:
- Non-Perishable Foods for Holiday Hampers
- Peanut Butter (~1kg)
- Rice (~900gm)
- Canned Fruits or Vegetables
- Individual Fruit or Apple Sauce Cups
- Juice Boxes
- Granola Bars (~6 packs)
- Large Tetra Juice
- Canned Tomatoes
- Caned Black or Kidney Beans
- Instant Hot Cereal
- Cold Cereals
- Holiday Treats
- Gift cards for No Frills, Amazon, Walmart and Shopper’s Drug Mart.
- Silent Auction Items (new/unused items ranging from bath & beauty, cooking and household, sports, kids and more).
- New Toys for Holiday Campaign (kids up to age 17, our greatest need is typically ages under 3, and 9-12).
For more information on donating items to Women’s Habitat, contact Elizabeth Brett at firstname.lastname@example.org. We kindly ask that all donations be dropped off at 140 Islington Avenue. Please call in advance for hours of operation.
We know you want your belongings to find a second life, and support someone else… and every organization is able to support that goal in different ways. For items we cannot accept, many of our friends and partners do. But please note we strongly recommend contacting them before your visit, to get the most up-to-date information on their current needs, restrictions and procedures.
We are not accepting or distributing food at this time. But our friends at the Daily Bread Food Bank are in great need, and we encourage you direct your non-perishable food there.
For miscellaneous household items, toys, clothes and more, Value Village supports non-profits by selling on their behalf, and also champions equal and accessible employment opportunities. It also provides an affordable shopping alternative for many with limited financial resources.
Our neighbours at Haven on the Queensway often collect not only food, but gently used clothing, children’s items, household items and more.
When your clothes have reached their end, to recycle your textiles, consider recycling services specific to this, such as Markham Textile Recycling.
You can search the Etobicoke Humane Society’s page at any time for not only pet items on their wish list, but even things like baby wipes and blankets.
There’s a lot more to explore, and information out there. No organization is a one-stop-shop, so we work together to meet the complex needs of our community. And, if you represent – or know of – any other local organizations making a difference with in-kind donations, please feel free to make a suggestion for our resource list. Thank you for your continued support!