Our Wish List

Food Bank Donations We welcome and encourage donations from the community in the following areas. Your donations will help us as we make 12,045 meals this year by donating food and beverages.

Fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables
Fresh or pre-packaged food donations (leftovers from meetings, conferences, or parties).
All dairy products (cheese, milk, yogurt, butter, etc)
Fresh or frozen meats (chicken, hamburger/beef, pork, turkey, deli meats, etc)
Sliced white or brown bread
Canned goods
Juices, coffee, whitener, teas, hot chocolate
Spices, sauces and condiments (mayo, mustard, ketchup, soya sauce, jam, peanut butter, salad dressing, etc)
Kitchen necessities (plastic wrap, tin foil, coffee filters, paper towels, cleaning supplies).
Note: As per the Canadian Food Inspection Agency fresh/pre-packaged foods must be kept or stored at or below 4 degrees C (40 degrees F) and have a storage life of no longer than 3 days. Please call 519-971-7595 before bringing in fresh or pre-packaged food donations.
Shelter Donations Items you can contribute to women who are living at the Welcome Centre Shelter for Women

Socks, underwear, bras, and PJs
Bus tickets, stamps, gift cards (grocery stores, Tim Hortons, Shoppers, etc)
Toiletries (shampoo, deodorant, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, brushes, combs, hair ties, etc)
The following are items that we currently have none of or are in very short supply as of September 2014. We would greatly appreciate donations of any of the following:

Non-perishable items for our food bank (canned goods, pasta, canned fruits & veggies)
Womens underwear, all sizes
Deodorant
New, unused pillows

Financial and Volunteer Donations Items that assist us in providing our much needed services

Your financial contribution, tax-deductible, will assist us in providing support services to women within the community, such as transportation to and from appointments, groceries, supplies for programming (craft items, educational materials, books, etc), various group support sessions, maintenance to facilities, and so on.
Canadian Tire money (to assist in purchase of maintenance items and cleaning supplies)
Donate your skills or services to the Centre by calling the above number
Single bedding, towels and hand towels.
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