Thank you for thinking of the youth and families experiencing homelessness right now in Peterborough.
None of our programs could run without donations from our community. If you are interested in making a one-time donation, or becoming a monthly donor, please click below:
We are also very happy to accept any of the following items on our wish list.
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 depend entirely on donations to provide this care. Help take care of these youth by donating any of the following:
- Cotton track pants (all sizes)
- Cotton hoodies (all sizes)
- New underwear (all types and sizes needed)
- Water bottles (new)
- Sunscreen (we never have enough in the summer!)
- Disposable razors
- Body wash
Please note: we can only accept unopened toiletries and we are currently at capacity for pads, tampons, toothbrushes and toothpaste.
At our emergency shelter, we feed 20 people three meals/day. We also provide support to youth and families who are struggling in the community. For this reason, please consider donating non-perishable food to us at 196 Brock St. Items that we tend to need include:
- Peanut butter
- Canned soup and stews
- Granola bars
- Powdered milk
- Pasta sauce
- Other essential pantry items
Please note: We do accept and appreciate donations of fresh fruit and veg, dairy and meat products. If you can please call ahead. we will ensure we have fridge and freezer space.
For the RISE Youth Housing Program
Youth in our RISE Youth Housing Program are in their own place for the very first time. Often they join the program with a lot to overcome, but they’ve accomplished an important first step – they have a safe and supported place to live. We like to give young people entering the program the items that you tend to need to feel safe and comfortable. If you’re looking to help, here’s what we currently need.
- Single bedsheet sets
- Single duvets/comforters
- Single duvet covers
Please note: We cannot currently accept any used items. Household items and clothing that you may have to donate can be dropped off at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
We encourage our supporters to shop local first and foremost! When not possible, our Amazon wish list is a handy way to support youth and families. Visit this online list that details items we’ve identified on Amazon required 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.
Important: we cannot currently accept any used/opened items, prepared or expired food at the shelter. Used clothing, housewares and furniture should be dropped off at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.