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Our Wish List

Thank you for thinking about the women and children we serve. We appreciate your support of women with and without children who have come to us for help as they make plans for a safer future.

The Safety, Security and Health of our Clients, Community, Supporters and Staff is our Top Priority

  1. We ask that you do not drop off donations without calling us first to arrange a time.
  2. We gladly accept new and scent-free items (if you have gently used or scented items to share check the list below for other community agencies who will gladly accept them).
  3. Gift cards for gas, groceries, pharmacies or clothing stores allow women to purchase exactly what they need, when they need it. Women fleeing dangerous situations without their belongings appreciate feeling empowered and gift cards allow them to shop for themselves and provide for their children.

Wish List for Peterborough:

  • Unscented toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, loofahs)
  • Adult and children’s clothing, new unused (all sizes from infant to plus)
  • Underwear, new unused (all sizes from toddler to plus)
  • Pajamas, new unused (all sizes from toddler to plus)
  • Charging cords and plug blocks for mobile phones and computers (all sizes/brands)
  • Journals / day planners

If you would like to make a donation in Peterborough, please contact 705-743-3526 or info@ywcapeterborough.org.

Wish List for Haliburton:

  • Pads and tampons
  • Diapers in size 4 and 5, pull-ups in size 6, and baby wipes
  • Adult and children’s clothing, new unused (all sizes from infant to plus)
  • Children’s underwear, new unused (all sizes from toddler to youth)
  • Pajamas, new unused (all sizes from toddler to plus)
  • Toys for children, new unused
  • Journals, colouring books, pencil crayons, markers
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Women’s and men’s deodorant
  • Razors
  • Shaving cream

If you would like to make a donation in Minden, please contact 705-286-1942 or ywcahal@ywcapeterborough.org.

Where your Other Items can Make a Difference:

Below is a list of local partner agencies that are accepting gently used items. *The referral information is a courtesy and donations must be arranged with the agency*

  • Cameron House – 738 Chemong Road, 705-748-4766
  • Elizabeth Fry Society – 150 King Street, 4th Floor, 705-749-6809
  • Vinnie’s Feel Good Shopping – 799 Erskine Avenue, 705-742-2585
  • Youth Emergency Shelter – 196 Brock Street, 705-748-3851
  • One City – Trinity Community Centre, 360 Reid Street – 705-741-4172
  • PATH – Ready for Home program – 385 Lansdowne Street East – pathadm22@gmail.com
  • PIPC (Partners in Pregnancy) – 170 Simcoe Street, 705-741-1191
  • Recycled Kids (Consignment) – Willowcreek Plaza 400 Lansdowne Street East, 705-749-9070
  • Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region Office & ReStore – 300 Milroy Drive, 705-750-1456
  • Habitat ReStore Peterborough South – 550 Braidwood Avenue – 705-742-8572

Thank you so much for your support!

Your compassion helps meet the immediate needs of the women and children we serve, while also sustaining critical YWCA support services. Monetary donations can be made online, by mail or by phone.

Thank you for giving from the heart!