Give goods

We provide the necessities of life to our families in shelter and in the community and thanks to your support, we provided 33,034 shelter bed stays in 2016, and at any given night we have 25-30 families staying in our emergency shelter.

Please note: we are only able to accept NEW items due to health and safety policies. 

Children & Infants

New Clothing, Coats & Accessories: jeans, sweatpants, long and short-sleeved shirts, hoodies, spring jackets – sizes from 2T – 4T, 6x 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 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, sandals, slippers & flip flops.

Parents & Teens

New Clothing, Coats & Accessories: jeans, sweatpants, spring jackets, belts, 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, tampons, pads with wings & liners, face cloths, tissue boxes, nail clippers, lip balm.

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

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, face cloths, sheet sets (twin, queen, double), comforters, 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, hangers, garbage pails & bags, dish soap, blankets, toasters, cooking knives, can openers, vegetable peelers, cutting boards, baking sheets, plates, drinking glasses

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

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.

 

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

Please contact Cindy Ngo at 403-776-3897 or cindyn@innfromthecold.org with any questions.