You’re so kind! Your guide to in-kind giving - West Neighbourhood House

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We receive so many wonderful and generous offers of support from our neighbours throughout the year. We appreciate each and every one of you!

We do have a wish list. The items we want and need are all for our programs and program participants. We don’t distribute items to the community in general.

Due to pandemic constraints, we are only able to accept certain items. We must schedule drop-offs in advance to maintain physical distancing. Drop-offs may be scheduled at 248 Ossington Ave. or 588 Queen St. W.

To inquire about giving in-kind, contact Genna Buck at

With a few exceptions, such as winter coats, we can’t accept used personal items at this time.

Visit this link to see other ways to give (such as with securities/stocks and bonds, donating a vehicle, etc).

If your business, workplace, faith group, or other club would like to donate items in bulk, please get in touch. Grocery gift cards, kids’ craft supplies, and hats/mittens/warm items for winter are especially appreciated this time of year.

The easiest and most efficient way to support us, always, is by making a donation. We can stretch your dollars and your support allows us to be flexible and serve those most in need.

Here’s what’s on our list this holiday season!

Item Program/clients
Grocery gift cards or e-gift cards Newcomer and refugee families
New packaged toiletries (razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, brushes and combs) The Meeting Place drop-in
Warm socks for winter in adult sizes Newcomer families, Meals on Wheels participants/isolated and low-income seniors, Meeting Place drop-in
Adult size hats, mittens & gloves for winter The Meeting Place drop-in

Meals on Wheels participants

Newcomer and refugee families

Packaged snacks Meals on Wheels participants/isolated low-income seniors
Child and youth size warm socks for winter Newcomer and refugee families
New or gently used winter jackets; winter coats to fit boys age 12-14 especially appreciated Newcomer and refugee families, the Meeting Place drop-in
Arts kits for newcomer children and preschool children with supplies such as colouring books, paints, markers, pens, glue, etc. and other, for children (a group/corporate donation would be gratefully accepted) Newcomer and refugee families, preschool children
High-quality reading material (mystery novels, historical fiction, non-fiction – pick a few of your favourite titles) Meeting Place members
New or gently used laptops and tablets in good working order Newcomer youth, newcomer families with children and youth taking part in remote learning
New warm sweatshirts and sweatpants for youth 12-17 Newcomer youth




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