Thank you for thinking of YES. Because of COVID-19, we have a critical need for the items on this list. They are listed in order of urgency.
When a young person comes to shelter, they very often have nothing. It is nice to be able to give them what they need to maintain proper hygiene, but we don’t have a budget for these items, and depend entirely on donations to provide this care. Help take care of these youth by donating any of the following:
- Disposable razors
- Body wash
- Toilet paper
- New underwear (mens/womens – all sizes)
Please note: we can only accept unopened toiletries.
At our emergency shelter, we feed 30 people three meals/day. We are also currently helping our clients through COVID-19. For this reason, please consider donating non-perishable food to us at 196 Brock St..
- Baby formula
- Peanut butter
- Soup and stews
- Granola bars
- Powdered milk
- Pasta sauce
- Other essential pantry items
- Frozen food
Please note: we cannot accept any prepared food donations at this time.
Through the 2nd wave, when people are being told to stay at home, we’re hoping to provide our clients with indoor activities to encourage social distancing.
- Cups, mugs and water bottles
- Colouring books
- Blank journals
- Acrylic paints
- Pencil crayons
- Decks of cards
Important: we are not currently accepting any used or opened items or prepared food at the shelter until further notice due to concerns regarding COVID-19.
Visit this online list that details items we’ve identified on Amazon that we need to support young people and families right now. Items purchased from this list will be delivered right to the door of the emergency shelter and we will distribute to those who need it most.