Sometimes, women arrive at Optimism Place without basic necessities.
With your help we can provide women the small things that restore their dignity while they stay with us and begin to heal.
Donations can be dropped off Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12 noon, but please call ahead to arrange your delivery.
519-271-5310 ext. 131. Also, we are most grateful for your donations, but please no drop-offs on weekends.
Thank you for your generosity!
NEEDS LIST: updated April 1, 2019
To support Optimism Place at Christmas we have a few suggestions, different themes for different days: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Years Eve.
For more information on donations of items please call Julie at: 519-271-5310 x 131 or
HIGH PRIORITY items highlighted in *PURPLE.
We accept very good condition or new items please.
- Non- perishable food items
- Children's lunch treats, drinking boxes, snackables etc.
- Cereal hot & cold
- Small fans
- Alarm clocks/clock radios
- Batteries; 9-volt, AA, AAA
- Telephone cards
- YMCA passes
- Journals, word search puzzles, Sudoku, puzzles, adult colouring books
- Food and clothing, restaurants, manicures/pedicures, massages, movies
CLOTHING NEEDS (All Sizes)
September to February
WOMEN: yoga, jogging pants, housecoats, pyjamas, slippers, winter coats and boots
CHILDREN: snowsuits, boots, pyjamas
March to August
WOMEN: spring coats, pyjamas, spring/summer wear, shoes, sandals
* Women’s ankle socks, small and medium sized women’s underwear*
CHILDREN: spring coats, pyjamas, spring/summer wear, shoes, rubber boots
PAPER PRODUCTS AND CLEANING SUPPLIES
- Toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex
- Laundry detergent and cleaning products
- Re-sealable containers, Rubbermaid, Tupperware
- Baking pans, measuring cups, spoons, utensils etc.
- Kitchen towels, cloths, bath towels, cloths
- Twin, double, *QUEEN BED SHEETS*
- * Baby Crib Sheets, Receiving Blankets*
- Mouthwash, Q-tips
- Women's shaving cream
- Hair brushes
- Lipstick, mascara, foundation, eye shadow, eye liners, blush, makeup brushes
- Facial cleansers, facial lotion, body lotions
- Cosmetic bag
- Baby wipes
- Diaper-rash cream