Wish List

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.

Currently, our drop off times are between 9am -12pm, Monday to Friday. If you would like to drop off items outside of these times, please contact or 705-312-6828.


The shelter can get sweltering in the heat of summer, so we would really appreciate some assistance in acquiring fans for each of the bedrooms. Fans will help youth get a good night sleep, and improve life overall at the shelter through the summer.

If you have a fan in good working order that you can donate, this is one of the few items that we are accepting that can have been previously owned. Please call Brooke Erickson ahead of drop-off at 705-312-6828. Thank you!

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Masks – This is an urgent need. There is a mask shortage in our community. If you have unopened masks at home that you are able to share with our essential service workers, this would be a big help! Unfortunately, we can only accept disposable face masks for the time being.

Household products

Youth and families who are precariously housed in Peterborough are less able to prepare for a pandemic. YES plans to identify clients in the community who need support, and deliver what is needed to those who have been unable to prepare.

If you find yourself with enough to share, please consider donating them to YES.

  • Hand sanitizer (urgent)
  • Skin moisturizer
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry detergent
  • Soap
  • Bleach


At our emergency shelter, we feed 30 people three meals/day. We are also currently helping our clients in the community prepare for 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
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Powdered milk
  • Tuna
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauce
  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Other essential pantry items
  • Frozen food

Please note: we cannot accept any prepared food donations at this time.


  • Sun screen
  • After-sun cream
  • Tampons
  • Toilet paper
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Baby wipes


When people are being told to stay at home, we’re hoping to provide our clients with indoor activities to encourage social distancing.

  • Colouring books
  • Blank journals
  • Acrylic paints
  • Markers
  • 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.

Amazon wish-list*

Visit this online list that details items we’ve identified on Amazon that are available to be delivered this week that our clients in the community will need. Things are changing quickly on Amazon right now, so you may want to double check the availability of the items listed. We will check it and update it daily. 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.