Items We Need

YW is frequently approached by individuals and corporations wishing to gather gifts to contribute to the immediate needs of our clients. Contributions of new items mean that cash donations can then be used to directly support programs and services.

We genuinely appreciate the communities’ interest in supporting YW and these items make a significant difference in the lives of the women and children we support.

We do require all items be new as we do not have the capacity to clean and sort used items.

Please share your gift through social media to better help us acquire high needs items.

Contact YW Resource Development at donor_relations@ywcalgary.ca to discuss your plan, tax receipting questions and to make drop off arrangements.

List of Items in Need
Item Category Social Sharing
Arts and craft supplies Toys
Baby food and formula Non-Perishable Food Items
Baby supplies: soothers, diapers, baby wipes, rattles, teething toys, baby monitors Hygiene Products
Bras and underwear for women High Need Items
Cleaning supplies: mops, buckets, detergent, dryer sheets Household Items
Clothing for babies and children including underwear, pajamas, shoes New Clothing
Clothing for women including sweatpants, sweatshirts and long thermal underwear New Clothing
Clothing for women specifically in large and extra large sizes New Clothing
Feel special items: nail polish, chocolate, teas and coffees, lotions, manicure/pedicure sets, jewelry, trinkets Miscellaneous
Grocery gift cards Miscellaneous
Hand warmers High Need Items
Housecoats and slippers for women New Clothing
Hygiene items: regular sized shampoos and conditioners, moisturizing lotions, soap, deoderant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair combs and brushes, nail clippers, dental floss, lipchap, tampons, Depends Hygiene Products
Long distance phone cards Miscellaneous
New bed linens for single beds: sheets, blankets, pillows and towels Household Items
New books and baby board books Toys
New cutlery, dishes, pots and pans, utensils Household Items
New large motor skills: skateboards, scooters, ride on toys Toys
Non-perishable food items including pasta, sauces, peanut butter, cereal, rice Non-Perishable Food Items
Passes: Calgary Zoo, TELUS Spark Science Centre, movie theatres, recreation centres, Calaway Park, Heritage Park Miscellaneous
Small fans/heaters Household Items
Storage items: folders, bins with draws, containers, laundry baskets, large Ziploc bags, reusable bags High Need Items
Toys for all ages but especially baby, children 2-5 and boys 10-14 Toys
Transit tickets Miscellaneous
Water bottles Household Items
Winter clothing for women, babies and children including gloves, hats, coats, snowpants High Need Items

Tax receipts are available for purchases over $20 with submission of original sales receipt.

A printable donation form, to accompany your gift, can be found here.