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Donate Items

With thanks to the overwhelming response of the community, we are so grateful to share that the shelters are well stocked at this time and we are not currently in need of: toys, clothing, toiletries & menstrual products.

If you are interested in donating physical items, please review what we are able to accept at this time.

Donation drop offs are accepted on weekdays (Burlington: 9am – 5pm and Milton: 9am-1pm & 2pm-3pm) when there is optimal staffing.

For more information or if you have questions, please email donations@haltonwomensplace.com

    Priority Items:

    PLEASE NOTE ALL ITEMS MUST BE NEW. THANK YOU.

      Food Items

      • Nut free school snacks(granola bars, cereal bars, crackers, cookies, fruit snacks, applesauce, fruit cups, juice boxes)
      • Dry cereals
      • Pancake/waffle Mix
      • Canned veggies & soup
      • Canned beans & legumes
      • Pancake syrup
      • Pasta sauce/diced tomatoes
      • Condiments & dressings
      • Crackers & cookies
      • Fruit cups & apple sauce
      • Fruit juice
      • Microwave popcorn
      • Canned pasta & Kraft Dinner
      • Rice
      • Instant Coffee and Tea

      Linens

      • Pillows
      • Bath mats
      • Shower curtains and shower Curtain liners

      Hygiene Products

      • Liquid hand soap (with hand pump)
      • Hair products for women of colour
      • Laundry detergent for sensitive skin
      • Dish soap
      • Deodorant (women’s & men’s)
      • Eczema Skincare Products

      Babies/Kids

      • Strollers (double, infant & toddler)
      • Baby Formula
      • Baby food, puffs & pouches

      Miscellaneous

      • Batteries – Double A and Triple A
      • Kids Thermos containers
      • Reusable water bottles

      Clothing

      • Pajamas for children and women of all sizes (including extended sizes and male teens)
      • Slippers (children)
      • Women’s Leggings (all sizes)
      • Women’s Sweatshirts (all sizes)
      • Clothing for teen boys

      Seasonal Items

      • Spring/rain jackets for women, children and teens (XS – 4XL)
      • Swimsuits for women, children and teens      (All Sizes)
      • Sunscreen
      • Children’s Rainboots 
      • Bike Helmets (kids & adults)
      • Bike Locks

      Desired Items:

      PLEASE NOTE ALL ITEMS MUST BE NEW. THANK YOU.

      Physical Items

      Small Appliances
      *for new home starter kits

      • Microwaves
      • Vacuums
      • Mixers
      • Juicer & blenders
      • Air fryers
      • Food processor
      • Rice Cookers 

      Electronics

      • Laptops & Tablets
      • Gaming Systems

      Gift Cards

      Gift cards enable us to provide essential support to women who have left the shelter and are starting a new life free from violence.

      • Grocery Stores
      • Amazon
      • Walmart
      • Gas Stations
      • Canadian Tire

      Amazon Wish List

      We have put together an Amazon Wish List of items that we are in most need of currently. Items on the list can be shipped directly to the shelter.

      Why The Green Bins?

      While we take pride in our facilities, our limited storage space can’t accommodate all the clothing donations we receive. Thankfully, we partner with Clothing for Charity, who manages the green bins. They collect and organize donations and provide the appropriate clothing for our new clients. It’s an excellent system, and our clients are truly grateful for your generous donations!

      Used Items:

      Gently used clothing, shoes, towels, sheets, blankets & curtains are welcome to be dropped off any time in the designated Clothing for Charity green bins located throughout Halton Region, including outside our Burlington & Milton locations)

      Items that we cannot accept in the shelters at this time:

      • Used books
      • Used furniture
      • Used mattresses/beds/cribs
      • Used cellphones/laptops/tablets/ipads
      • Knit/crocheted/quilted items
      • Perishable or leftover food
      • Plush/stuffed toys
      • Used toys and games
      • Used baby/child car seats
      • Travel/airline/hotel toiletries
      • Plants
      • Pet supplies

      For local listings of groups and organizations that are accepting and seeking donations, please visit www.hipinfo.ca to search the Halton Community Services Directory online.

      You have options:

      IF YOU DECIDE TO LEAVE
      • Call our 24 hour Crisis, Information and Support Line to speak with a trained Crisis Intervention Counsellor;
      • The Crisis Intervention Counsellor will explore your options with you and support you to create a Safety Plan, along with creating an Emergency Escape Plan
      • If you have pets, you can explore safe options with the Crisis Intervention Counsellor.

      If you do choose to come to Halton Women’s Place, you and your child(ren) may stay for up to 12 weeks.  Our Crisis Intervention Counsellors will work alongside you on your personal goals, which may include:

      • Accessing community support;
      • Accessing counselling;
      • Obtaining housing;
      • Accessing financial supports;
      • Exploring legal supports;
      • Any other individual goals.

       

      Emergency transportation is available to help you get to the shelter.

      IF YOU DECIDE NOT TO LEAVE
      • Call the Halton Women’s Place 24-hour Crisis, Information and Support Line.
      • Our Crisis Intervention Counsellors will offer support, counselling, resources and information.  They will also explore your options.
      • Crisis Intervention Counsellors will also offer to support you to create a safety plan for you, and your children, if applicable
      • Crisis support is available on the phone or in person at either shelter.  No appointment is necessary.
      WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SHELTER
      • Safe shelter with staff available 24 hours a day;
      • Clean and welcoming bedrooms;
      • Laundry facilities;
      • Children’s Services, including parenting support, therapeutic groups, children’s activities, playroom;
      • Court support for interim custody and restraining orders;
      • Supportive counselling;
      • Advocacy for you and your children;
      • Support in accessing community services;
      • Support groups;
      • On-Going Safety Planning;
      • Planning for departure from shelter

      NEED HELP NOW?
      CALL OUR 24-HOUR CRISIS LINES

      BURLINGTON & OAKVILLE: 905-332-7892

      MILTON & HALTON HILLS: 905-878-8555

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