In-Kind Donations

If a financial donation is not your preferred way of giving, we welcome in-kind donations of an item, product or service that we may need for our operations or program delivery.

GIFT CARD DONATIONS
Any denomination for groceries, personal care, clothes, gas, toys, books, movies, etc.(eg. VISA, Sobeys, Co-op, Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Home Hardware, Canadian Tire, etc.) Gift cards for family outings such as The Calgary Zoo, Joyland Theatre, Strathmore Gymnastics, swimming, etc. are also appreciated. We love our community and appreciate gift cards from small local businesses in Strathmore and area as well.

SHOP OUR WISH LIST
Please visit our Wishlist page for details on items the shelter is currently in need of. We love our community and encourage you to shop independent and local if you can. Many small businesses in Strathmore and area are avid supporters of the shelter and we wish to offer our support back to them in any way we can.

LADIES & MENS CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES DONATIONS
Due to space limitations at the Shelter, we are unable to manage an on-site inventory for clothing, shoes, purses and jewellery. We are pleased to partner with Serendipitys Consignment Boutique in Strathmore who can house our adults clothing inventory. You can consign your clothing under our account and when the items sell we receive the funds which we in turn can provide as gift cards for our clients to go shopping. This is a win-win program for everyone as it supports a small local business and gives our clients a sense of dignity and power to shop for themselves. Please view the PDF below for more details and how the program works.

CHILDREN’S & INFANTS CLOTHING AND ITEMS

Due to space limitations at the Shelter, we are unable to manage an on-site inventory for children’s clothing, shoes, toys and equipment. We are pleased to partner with Lil Hoots Consignment in Strathmore who can house our children’s clothing inventory. You can consign your children’s clothing under our account and when the items sell we receive the funds which we in turn can provide as gift cards for our families to go shopping. This is a win-win program for everyone as it supports a small local business and gives our parents/caregivers a sense of dignity and power to shop for items their children would love. Please view the PDF below for details and how the program works.

STUFFED ANIMALS/STUFFIES
We accept and keep a limited inventory of NEW stuffed animals/stuffies for children in our care. Please ensure they are new and have the tags intact. Those that are not new or missing tags cannot be accepted.

FURNITURE, BEDS, CRIBS, APPLIANCES & HOUSEHOLD GOODS
Although we appreciate the generosity of our supporters, we are unable to accept furniture, beds, cribs or appliances as we have limited space to manage and keep these items. Clients who require these items are referred to other social agencies. Two agencies that support WCS clients with these items are:

Hope Covenant Church/Step One Program Call 403-934-2424 for info

Calgary Women In Need Society (WINS) Call 403-255-5102 ex. 203 for info

Thank you for your generous support. Please contact wcs.general@wcsab.ca or 403-934-6634 if you require additional information or to arrange a pick-up or drop off.

CRA Regsitered Charity No. 137422135 RR0001


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