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Here are our most needed items

We are often asked what types of items would be helpful for women and children accessing the shelter. We have put together the following list of suggested items and will accept these in new condition.
Items can be dropped off at our Emergency Shelter Entrance at 250 Louis Avenue in Windsor.
OPEN 24/7 (preferred drop-off time 8:30am-4pm if possible).

Most Urgent

Diapers – size 5 & 6
Winter boots for women and children
Women’s winter coats
Day planners
Adult colouring books
Coloured pencils


Gift cards Grocery, Walmart, Tim Hortons, Shoppers Drug Mark, Dollarama, Gas Gift Cards, Bus Tickets, etc.

Clothing (all sizes) Winter Clothing, Pajamas, Underwear, Socks, Bras

Personal Care Items Shampoo/Conditioner, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hairspray, Hair Dryers, Hair Straighteners, Make-up, Pregnancy Tests

Small Household Items Cookware, Dishes, Cutlery, Pots, Coffee Makers, Tea Kettles, etc.

Stationery Journals, Day Planners, Adult Colouring Books, Markers, Coloured Pencils

Other Items Non-skid Slippers, Phone Chargers, Reusable Grocery Bags, Boxes of Chocolate, Throw Blankets, Wallets, Purses, Alarm Clocks, Loofahs, Nail Clippers


Toys (4 to 12 Years Old) LEGO, Magformers/Magna-tiles, Klutz toys, Crayola, National Geographic DTEM toys, Play-Doh, L.O.L., Marvel, Barbie, Jurassic World, Creativity for Kids, Board Games, Hot Wheels, Lite Hawk, Gabby’s Dollhouse and Gravitrax

Teen Gifts (13 Years & Older IPads, Bluetooth Headphones/Speakers, Gift Cards; Cineplex Odeon, McDonalds, and Starbucks.

Infant Toys (Infant to 3 Years Old) Fisher-Price, Little People, Leapfrog, Vtech, Skip Hop, B. toys and Melissa & Doug Toys

Other Items Batteries, Pajamas, and Stuffed Animals


Items we do not accept

Used Items
Any travel size hygiene products
Large furniture
Homemade food or baked goods

For all other items

Please consider donating to one of our community partners:
St. Vincent de Paul – Clothing, Toys – 519-253-7481
Habitat for Humanity – Furniture, Appliances – 519-969-3762
Unemployment Help Centre – Food Items- 519-994-5922

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