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Donate Services And Much-Needed Items To Women In York Region

If you are able to donate your services, or any of the following essential items, please call 905-251-4126 or email giving@sandgate.ca to arrange for delivery.

We try to keep this list up-to-date, however due to space limitations and priority needs, there are times we have to regretfully turn away certain items. For this reason, please call ahead before making your donation.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and thoughtfulness.

Essential Items

  • Non-perishable, unopened food items (including: pasta, canned or jarred pasta sauce, canned diced tomatoes, peanut butter, jam, rice, canned vegetables and fruits, Kraft dinner, soups, crackers, oatmeal and cereal)
  • Gift cards to grocery, department, and clothing stores (Walmart, Giant Tiger, President’s Choice, Toys R Us, Winners, etc.)
  • Vouchers (movies, mini-putting, Wonderland, Ontario Science Centre or other family-friendly activities)
  • Gas Cards (Petro-Canada, Esso, Shell, etc.)
  • York Region and TTC bus tickets/tokens (Adults, Seniors/Students)
  • New bedding for twin and double beds (comforters, bed sheets, pillowcases, pillows)
  • New bath towels and face cloths
  • Feminine hygiene products (tampons, pads, etc.)
  • Toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning wipes
  • New dish detergents and laundry detergents
  • New and gently used baby monitors
  • New baby cribs
  • New crib sheets
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • New pajamas (for women and children – all sizes)

Essential Items To Help Women After They Leave The Shelter

We accept the following items in new and unused condition:

  • Toasters
  • Kettles
  • Oven mitts
  • Can openers
  • Cutting boards
  • Cutlery
  • Paring knives
  • Dish drainers
  • Dish towels
  • Dish cloths
  • Frying pans and pots
  • Crock pots
  • Bowls and plates
  • Hair dryers
  • DVD players
  • Rice cookers
  • Hair brushes and combs
  • Full-size shampoo and conditioners
  • Baby bottles

Sorry, We Are Temporarily Not Accepting

  • Mugs
  • Travel size toiletries
  • Used clothing

Large Appliances And Furniture

Unfortunately, we have limited storage space and cannot accept large appliance and furniture donations. From time to time, we will list priority needs for such items here.

Clothing Needs

We are currently not accepting used clothing donations.

Prohibited Items

We are prohibited from accepting the following items due to health and safety concerns:

  • Any vitamins or health supplements
  • Any form of over-the-counter medication
  • Any items with images of wine or alcohol
  • Any wine or alcohol
  • Chocolates filled with liqueur
  • Opened toiletries
  • Opened cosmetics
  • Any items passed their “best before” or “expiry dates”
  • Any items that are stained
  • Any items that need to be repaired
  • Used undergarments
  • Used baby cribs
  • Used toys

Thank you for your support!

Domestic assaults in York Region have surged 25%.

Our women and children need you more than ever.

Please donate  today.  Thank you.


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