In-kind donations provide our guests with the tangible items they need everyday that many of us take for granted. If you would like to donate items or services to the YWCA, please first check our 'high need' items to ensure our women and families have the items they need.
While our emergency shelters are in lockdown, we are only able to accept the following items for donation:
These items will be accepted between 10am - 6pm at our St. Catharines Emergency Shelter (183 King St.) and our Niagara Falls Emergency Shelter (6135 Culp St.).
If you are donating non-food items, please contact the advocate on duty to coordinate a time to donate the item. Items can be dropped off at the front door and the advocate will collect the items.
St. Catharines Advocate: 905-329-4609 Niagara Falls Advocate: 905-329-3934
If you are donating food items, please contact the kitchen staff on duty at your preferred drop-off location to coordinate a time to donate the item. Items can be dropped off with kitchen staff at the kitchen door (the side door with the kitchen sign on the door). At this time, we are unable to accept leftovers or homemade goods.
St. Catharines Kitchen: 289-273-4325 Niagara Falls Kitchen: 289-273-0699
If you are interested in donating other items on our High Needs Items list, we kindly ask that you hang onto your donations until the province-wide lockdown has ended. We will be accepting all donations again at that time. Thank you for your understanding!
All non-perishable food items are gratefully accepted,
however we’re running short on a few things:
For more information, please contact our friendly kitchen staff: (289) 273-4325 or contact our Program Manager Maj-Britt!
As a functioning 24/hour a day, 7 days a week Emergency Homeless Shelter we have a great need for toiletries and other personal items. Quite often, women come through our door with nothing but the clothes on their back. Below is a list of items that we can always make good use of in our shelters. Please consider donating items from the list below:
To make a donation, please contact our Fundraising and Donor Relations Coordinator Arienne at 289-271-1329!