Winter Open House & Wish List Drive

Winter Open House & Wish List Drive

Winter Wish Lists

Thanks to you, in 2015, over 40,740 shelter bed stays were possible, we served over 122,220 meals to homeless children and their families, and were able to offer our Early Childhood Development Programs to 4,783 participants. Your donations allow us to offer shelter, sanctuary, and healing to all our guests 365 days a year. Please refer to our Winter Wish Lists to see how you can help!


1. Children & Infants

New Clothing, Coats & Accessories: jeans, sweat pants, long and short sleeved shirts, hoodies, sweaters, pajamas, winter coats, underwear, socks, hats, scarves, earmuffs, waterproof, lined gloves and mitts. 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 sizes 1, 4, 5, 6 and pull-ups sizes 3T-4T, 4T-5T, 6T, 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

New Footwear (All Sizes): running shoes, winter boots, sandals, slippers & flip flops

Craft & Schools Supplies: Play-Doh, modeling clay, finger paints, tempura paint, beading kits, jewelry crafts, unpainted pottery, model kits, cross stitch, comic book design, canvas boards, felt sheets, gift cards for craft or art supply stores

Download Wish List [PDF]

2. Parents & Teens

New Clothing, Coats & Accessories: jeans, sweat pants, long and short sleeved shirts, hoodies, sweaters, pajamas, winter coats, underwear, socks, belts hats, scarves, waterproof, lined gloves & mitts. 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 cloths, tissue boxes, nail clippers, lip balm

New Footwear (All Sizes): running shoes, winter boots, work boots, sandals, slippers & flip flops

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

Download Wish List [PDF]

3. Shelter & Moving To New Home

New SHELTER SUPPLIES: high efficiency laundry soap, new bath towels

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

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

Download Wish List [PDF]

4. Nutrition & Meal Supplies

New Food Items (Unopened & Non-Perishable): 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, mac & cheese, noodle packages, rice & sauce packages (like Lipton & Side Dishes), 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 & food stores

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

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 with 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. Please contact Joy Park at 403-776-3290 or with any questions.