How to make an in-kind donation:

At Optimism Place we are incredibly thankful to our donors for their ongoing generosity and support. As a shelter with limited space and capacity, we are unable to accept all donations. Please phone ahead (519-271-5310 x 122) or email to ensure that we have space and use for your donation. 

Unscheduled donations may be turned away as we do not always have the staff available to process randomly dropped off donations.


We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. 

To ensure that your donation is able to be accepted, please adhere to the following steps:

1. Ensure that the items you would like to donate are new or very-lightly used.  

2. Contact our Manager of Communications & Fund Development to find out if we have space & need for your intended donation. At this time, if your donation is approved, Leah will arrange a donation appointment with you. 


3. Let us know how you would like to be thanked! We are often able to issue tax receipts for monetary donations as well as in-kind donations that arrive with receipts. 


4. Drop off your donation at the scheduled time!

270 Freeland Drive

Stratford, Ontario 

N4Z 1G8

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