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Donation Needs List

Sometimes, women arrive at Optimism Place without basic necessities.

If you would like to make an in-kind donation, please see our Needs List below to find out more about what we are in need of. If you would like to donate something not listed on our Needs List, please call ahead to ensure that we have space and use for your donated items! Pre-arranged donations can be dropped off to our office at 270 Freeland Drive, Stratford, Ontario N4Z 1G8.

With your help we can provide women the small things that restore their dignity while they stay with us and begin to heal.

Please call ahead to schedule a donation drop-off time! 

519-271-5310 ext. 122

Thank you for your generosity!

NEEDS LIST: updated July 5, 2019

For more information on donations of items please call Julie at: 519-271-5310 x 131 or  
email: housemanagers@optimismplace.com

HIGH PRIORITY items highlighted in *PURPLE.

We accept very good condition or new items please.

FOOD

  • Non- perishable food items
  • Children's lunch treats, drinking boxes, snackables etc.
  • Cereal hot & cold

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Small fans
  • Alarm clocks/clock radios
  • Batteries; 9-volt, AA, AAA
  • Telephone cards
  • YMCA passes
  • Journals, word search puzzles, Sudoku, puzzles, adult colouring books

GIFT CERTIFICATES

  • Food and clothing, restaurants, manicures/pedicures, massages, movies

CLOTHING NEEDS (All Sizes)

 

  • Women's underwear (size small)
  • Women's summer pyjamas (all sizes) 

PAPER PRODUCTS AND CLEANING SUPPLIES

  • Toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex
  • Laundry detergent and cleaning products

HOUSEWARES

  • Tea towels
  • Face cloths

PERSONAL HYGIENE

  • Mouthwash, Q-tips
  • Women's shaving cream
  • Hair brushes

MAKE UP

  • Lipstick, mascara, foundation, eye shadow, eye liners, blush, makeup brushes
  • Facial cleansers, facial lotion, body lotions
  • Cosmetic bag

BABY SUPPLIES

  • Baby wipes
  • Diaper-rash cream
  • Diapers

HEALTH

  • Tylenol, etc.
24 HOUR CRISIS LINE: 519-271-5550 or 1-800-265-8598 ; © Copyright 2016 Optimism Place Women's Shelter and Support Services. All Rights Reserved. Charitable Registration Number:130639396RR001