Give goods

Thanks to you, in 2015, 43,667 shelter bed stays were possible, we served 131,001 meals to homeless children and their families, and were able to offer our Early Childhood Development Programs to 5,535 participants. Your donations allow us to offer shelter, sanctuary, and healing to all of our guests 365 days a year. Please refer to our Wish List to see how you can help.

Download Wish List (PDF)

Children & Infants

New Clothing, Coats & Accessories: jeans, sweatpants, long sleeved shirts, hoodies, sweaters, pajamas, winter coats, snow pants & snowsuits, underwear, socks, hats, waterproof gloves - all sizes from 0 months up to 12 years old.

New Baby & Toddler Supplies: baby formula, baby bottles, sippy cups, soothers, baby shampoo, body wash, baby lotion, baby wipes, baby oil & Vaseline, diapers size 5, 6 and pull-ups 4T-5T, 6T, Diaper Genie bag refills, baby towels, burp cloths, face cloths, receiving blankets, baby blankets, crib sheets, new strollers & car seats, new playpens, lice kits, infant first aid kits, Pedialyte, baby thermometers, baby teething toys, nursing pads, baby nail clippers, diaper bags, kids toothpaste & toothbrushes.

New Footwear (All Sizes): running shoes, winter boots, waterproof footwear.

Parents & Teens

New Clothing, Coats & Accessories: jeans, sweatpants, long sleeved shirts, hoodies, sweaters, pajamas, winter coats, snow pants & snowsuits, underwear, socks, belts, hats, waterproof gloves - all sizes from 12 years old up to Adult Women & Men 3XL.

New Hygiene Supplies (Full & Travel Sizes): new bath towels, hair brushes & combs, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, tampons, pads with wings & liners, hair ties, face clothes, tissue boxes, nail clippers, lip balm, sunscreen and bug spray.

New Footwear (All Sizes): running shoes, work boots, winter boots, waterproof footwear.

Gift Cards & Passes (Family Activities): movie tickets, Zoo passes, City Rec Centres.

Shelter & Moving to New Home Packages

New Shelter Supplies: high efficiency laundry soap, new laundry baskets, new bath towels, large plastic storage containers

New Home Supplies: laundry soap, bath towels, sheet sets (twin, queen, double), pillows & pillowcases, dish sets, pots & pans sets, tea kettles & coffee makers, dish cloths & scrubbers, tea towels, air mattresses with pumps, brooms with dust pans, mops & buckets, vacuums & microwaves, cutlery & cooking utensils, toilet paper, tissue boxes, shower curtains with rings, garbage pails & bags, dish soap, blankets, toasters, cutting boards and baking sheets

Gift Cards (Family Needs): Walmart, Super Store, and household items & food stores

Nutrition & Meal Supplies

New Food Items (Unopened & Non-Perishable): NO PEANUTS OR PEANUT PRODUCTS PLEASE – juice boxes, bottled water, granola & cereal bars, cereal, cheese sticks, cut-up veggie packs, individually packaged oatmeal, peanut-free lunch snacks, Baby Mum Mums, toddler & baby snacks, baby formula (GoodStart 1 & 2, Parent’s Choice, Similac, Enfamil), canned soup & stew, pasta, pasta sauces, rice, canned chicken & other proteins, canned fruit, pancake syrup (regular size or commercial size), salad dressing (regular size or commercial size), corn meal (commercial size if possible), sugar (commercial size if possible), honey/salt

New Meal Supplies: paper lunch bags, Ziploc bags, aluminum foil, plastic utensils, paper napkins, paper cups, new serving spoons & tongs for meal service, disposable spoons & forks

Gift Cards (Food & Kitchen Supplies): Walmart, Super Store and food stores

Meal Sponsorship: learn more about the affordable and easy way to give by visiting Sponsor a Meal

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding donations of prepared foods. We are very careful to ensure all food is prepared in a safe environment for our guests with allergies and/or dietary restrictions. We have a number of guests with celiac disease as well as nut allergies, and a growing number of guests who have identified specific religious dietary restrictions. As such, please ensure all food donations are clearly labelled with ingredients and/or recipe.

Download Wish List (PDF)

All donations can be dropped off at our Emergency Family Shelter located at #106, 110-11th Ave SE.

Please contact Joy Park at 403-776-3290 or joy@innfromthecold.org with any questions.