Make a Gift-in-Kind Donation

Thank you very much for considering to donate in-kind items to the women, girls and gender diverse people we serve at YWCA Toronto. Due to the high volume of emails and phone calls we receive, please note it may take up to 48 hours for us to respond to you.
Please note, that we do not accept used clothing items. We are unable to pick up any donation items, and require all items to be delivered to us.

Most Needed Items in our YWCA Toronto Shelters and Housing Programs

Below is a list of our most needed items. YWCA Toronto sites have limited storage space, so we prioritize items on our most needed list:

Hygiene/Personal Care Items:

  • Adult incontinence products
  • New toiletries, both regular and sample or travel sizes (shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, hand lotion, toothpaste, deodorant, body wash, toothbrush, floss, bar of soap etc.)
  • New personal care items (razors, nail clippers etc.)
  • Menstrual pads, diva cups, tampons, panty liners
  • Diapers (size 1 and up)

Clothing and Footwear:

  • New adult and children clothing items dependant on the season (i.e., pants, jackets, t-shirts, socks, shorts, dresses, sweaters, winter coats, etc.)
  • Winter boots, running shoes, shower shoes
  • Women’s underwear

Household Items:

  • Bed linens, blankets, bedsheets, pillows, duvets, shower curtains, mattresses
  • Cups, plates, bowls, kitchen cutlery
  • Household cleaning products such as dish soap, detergent, bleach, cleaning wipes etc.
  • Small Kitchen appliances (toaster, microwave, blender etc.)
  • Non-perishable food items: legumes, rice, canned vegetables, canned beans, dried pasta, pasta sauce etc.
  • Furniture items: beds, chairs, tables, dressers, coffee tables (gently used items may be accepted after inspection)
  • Baby related items: wipes, formula, milk powder, baby bottles, Enfamil A+ baby formula


  • Grocery gift cards: $20.00 each or more (i.e., No Frills, Food Basics, Walmart, Amazon)
  • Children’s toys, school supplies, backpacks
  • Art & Crafts items (knitting, sewing, painting/drawing supplies)

Thank you very much for visiting our page. If you have any questions or would like to arrange your donation drop-off, email Jenane Jeyaseelan, Volunteer and Gift-in-Kind Officer at

Contact Us

For more information, contact Jenane Jeyaseelan,
Volunteers & Gift-in-Kind Officer at