Current Shelter Needs

Our shelter needs are always changing depending on the families we have in shelter and the donations we have received. We continue to update this list and thank our incredible neighbours and community members for helping us meet the needs of the women and children staying with us as they transition into safety and independence.

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  • Phone cords/chargers (for all types of phones)
  • Orillia Transit 12 ride passes (Connect Pass transit cards)
  • Bath towels (new or gently used)

Food Items

  • Vegetable oil
  • Olive oil
  • Breakfast Cereal
  • Peanut free lunch snacks
  • Crackers
  • Tea/herbal tea
  • Popcorn
  • Muffin or cookie mix
  • Jello pudding cups
  • Fruit salad cup
  • Soup
  • Cans of tuna/ham/salmon


  • Deodorant
  • Body wash
  • Toothpaste (adult/kids)
  • Hand cream & face cream (low scent or unscented)
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Diaper wipes
  • Diapers, size 4, 5, 6
  • Hair brushes

House Supplies

  • Clear Large garbage bags
  • Kitchen bags
  • Liquid Laundry detergent
  • Lysol all purpose cleaner spray
  • Lysol disinfectant spray
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel
  • Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D)
  • Plastic storage containers
  • Re-useable water bottles or travel mugs
  • New bed pillows
  • Umbrellas
  • Sippy cups for toddlers

Please arrange to drop these items off with our Operations Assistant, Shari Earl, by contacting her at 705-327-7383 ext. 226 or by email at

For the safety and privacy of the women and children residing in our shelter, we ask that ALL donation deliveries be arranged in advance.
Please do not arrive at our office without a scheduled meeting time.

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