Wish List

Let’s face it- we all tend to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

Would you agree?

We spend stressful hours at malls or shoppes, we chase after our children’s Christmas wish-lists and trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on our list. At times, while the Christmas season should be full of warmth, love, magic, family and friends – we allow anxiety and stress to kick in diluting what the meaning of this time of year is actually about.

Could you imagine having to run away from your home because you’re being abused by your partner?

What if you lost your job, your apartment or home and there was no where else to turn?

And what if you were trying to turn your life around for the better but you just couldn’t get a break – no matter how hard you tried?

It wouldn’t really feel like that warm holiday feeling if you were facing one of the above situations,right?

That’s the reality of many of our clients in our programs. Christmas has lost it’s meaning and instead of trying to stay on top of your list – you’re just trying to stay alive or keep your children safe.

We accept donations from individuals and corporations of new and gently used items for women and their families in our programs. Your items help to minimize expenses and provide the basic needs and comforts of home.

If you are interested in giving this holiday season, and creating positive impact for women and their families in our programs you can choose an item or items from our wish list.

New Items:

• Gift cards for Tim Hortons and McDonald’s
• Gift cards for grocery stores (Zehrs, Sobeys, etc.)
• Bus tickets for adults and children
• Brushes and combs
• Razors
• Shaving cream
• Deodorant
• Toothpaste
• Pyjamas for adults (1X, 2X, and 3X are especially needed)
• Slippers for adults
• Underwear for adults
• Socks for adults
• Gloves and mittens for adults
• Colouring books
• Crayons
• Markers
• Gift items for adults and children


New or gently used items:

• Cutlery
• Dinner plates
• Towels
• Pillows
• Blankets
• Brooms
• Mops
• Pails
• Shoes for women for In Her Shoes
• Bags and purses for women for In Her Shoes
• Accessories for women for In Her Shoes


Delivering your items:

Donations may be delivered to our office at 153 Frederick Street between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. If you require help to carry in your donations, please call us prior to your visit.

Due to storage limitations, we cannot accept used clothing donations or large items that will not be used immediately.

Used clothing and other items not on list may be donated to Thrift on Kent or the Salvation Army Thrift Store. We are not able to pick up donations.


Please call ahead:

Please call before dropping donated items off to YW Kitchener-Waterloo.

YW Main Line: (519) 576-8856



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