Women come to us in utter desperation. They come alone, at night, in the cold. They come without cash or clothes or toothpaste. They bring babies with no diapers, kids with no shoes and hearts with no hope.
With your help we can give these women the small things that restore their dignity while they stay with us and learn 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. 31. Also, we are most grateful for your donations, but please no drop-offs on weekends.
Thank you for your generosity!
NEEDS LIST: updated May 31, 2018
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 31 or
HIGH PRIORITY items highlighted in PINK.
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, pajamas, slippers, winter coats and boots
CHILDREN: snowsuits, boots, pajamas
March to August
WOMEN: spring coats, pajamas, spring/summer wear, shoes, sandals
CHILDREN: spring coats, pajamas, spring/summer wear, shoes, rubber boots
PAPER PRODUCTS AND CLEANING SUPPLIES
- Toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex
- Laundry detergent and cleaning products
- Resealable containers, Rubbermaid, Tupperware
- Baking pans, measuring cups, spoons, utensils etc.
- Kitchen towels, cloths, bath towels, cloths
- Twin, double, queen bed sheets
- 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