Housing Donations

As a not-for-profit organization, we truly appreciate every dollar, item, and in-kind donation we receive towards YWCA programs and services. Throughout the year we collect items that are crucial for providing support to our clients to first meet their basic needs and gaining the first step towards stability.

Housing Donations

Food Donations Needed

  • Cereal, oatmeal (packets)
  • Cereal & granola bars
  • Canned fruits & vegetables
  • Tuna & canned meats
  • Peanut Butter & jam
  • Pasta & pasta sauce
  • Juice/juice boxes
  • Powdered milk & evaporated milk
  • Coffee & tea products
  • Rice, Sidekicks, Kraft dinner & noodles
  • Soup, stews, & beans
  • Pancake mix & syrup
  • Crackers, & cookies
  • Frozen meals
  • Foil/Plastic wrap/sandwich bags
  • Gifts card – Shoppers, Giant Tiger, Walmart, & local grocery stores

Move Out Kits

  • Bucket of cleaning supplies
  • Twin bedding & sheet set
  • Pots/pans & dishes
  • Utensils
  • Towels
  • Laundry soap

Ongoing Donations Needed for our Housing Programs

  • Twin bedding & sheets sets
  • Pillows
  • Towels
  • Female & male hygiene products
  • Emergency food
Housing Donations

New Apartments Coming Soon!

Last month we were thrilled to announce that we were being allotted 2 apartments in the new development on Talbot Street. We can now confirm that we will actually have 4 one-bedroom apartments. This is an incredible opportunity for our current residents to take the next step to independent living. You, our community, were outstanding with your donations over the last two month so we have the majority of items that we need to furnish these units, but there are a couple of items that we are still looking for. 

Currently seeking donations of:
• 3 small dressers and night tables
• 3 microwaves
• 2 small kitchen table sets


We are asking that the items being donated are gently used, and in good repair. Donations must be pre-approved by our Director of Housing, Jeannette Singh. For more information please call Jeannette at (519) 631-9800 or via email at jsingh@ywcaste.ca

We appreciates your generosity!

If you wish to find out more information about our current needs or if you wish to make a donation, please complete the form below or contact our Housing Case Manager at (519) 631-9800.

Please note inquiries will be reviewed within 2-3 business days.

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