Please consider making a financial gift to help us sustain our supplies throughout the year and ensure that our women and children have their personal needs met while in one of our shelters or participating in our Outreach Program.

Your gift of money ensures that we purchase what we need most when we need it, to help women and kids fleeing abusive homes. We may also be able to do more with your money by buying in bulk and using supplier discounts and incentives.

Wish List updated January 11, 2018

Thank you for your generosity year round. In order to focus our work and services on assisting abused women and children effectively, we are ONLY accepting monetary donations and items listed here.

Below are the ONLY ITEMS we can accept:

Gift cards

  • President’s Choice
  • Giant Tiger
  • Loblaws
  • Food Basics
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bingemans
  • Restaurants
  • Walmart
  • Chapters

Tickets, passes

  • Movie Passes
  • Grand River Bus tickets

Clothing, New, Women, All Sizes

  • Long-sleeved shirts and tops
  • Hoodies
  • T shirts
  • Pants, including jeans, yoga pants and leggings
  • Pajamas
  • Winter pajama sets and robes
  • Bath robes, dressing gowns
  • Fall jackets
  • Winter coats, all sizes
  • Rain coats, small and large
  • Underwear, sizes small and medium)
  • Bras, sizes 34 to 38 C and D
  • Slippers
  • Winter boots, all sizes (particularly 8 and 9)
  • Shoes, closed toes, no heels, sizes 7 and 8

Clothing, New, Men

  • Winter coats, sizes medium and large

Clothing, New, Teen Girls

  • Winter coats
  • Winter boots

Clothing, New, Teen Boys

  • Jeans, waist size 28 to 34 inches
  • Plain hoodies, small, medium, large
  • Trendy t-shirts, extra-small to large
  • Pajamas, small to large
  • Winter coats

Linens, sheets, pillows, towels, etc.

  • No blankets, please
  • No quilts, please
  • Crib sheets
  • Single and twin-sized linens including fitted and flat sheets
  • Pillows and pillow cases
  • New, full-sized bath towels
  • Face cloths and hand towels

Household Items, New

  • Toilet brushes
  • Brooms and dust pans

Toiletries & Makeup, New

  • Shampoo (full sized bottles only)
  • Hair conditioner (full sized bottles only)
  • Hair elastics
  • Hair products used by black women
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Body wash
  • Tampons (not single samples)
  • Lice shampoo/treatment
  • Hairbrushes for women and children
  • Lipstick, mascara and other makeup

Children & Infants, New

  • Baby wipes
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby lotion
  • Pull-up diapers, sizes 2T and 3T
  • Diapers, sizes 3, 4, 5 and 6

Stationery, New

  • Day planners and journals
  • Pens
  • Paperclips
  • Sticky notes
  • Printer paper


  • DVD players
  • Ear plugs
  • Prayer mats
  • Umbrellas

Please drop off your donated items to Anselma House or Haven House.

Weekdays between 9 am and 4 pm if possible.

Anselma House

700 Heritage Drive
Kitchener, ON N2A 3N9
Tel 519.741.9184


Haven House

10 Acorn Way
Cambridge, ON N1R 8M5
Tel 519.653.2289

If you require more information about our Wish List or financial donations, please call 519.741.9184 ext.2003 or email Alan Sharpe, our Fund Development Manager, at

We cannot accept any used items.

Please donate used items  to our community partners so that, in turn, our residents can take advantage of your generosity:

Thrift on Kent, 50 Kent Ave, Kitchener

Family and Children’s Services of Waterloo Region, 65 Hanson Avenue, Kitchener

Healing of the Seven Generations, 300 Frederick Street, Upper Level, Kitchener


Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank, 54 Ainslie Street South, Cambridge

Uptown Thrift742 King Street East, Cambridge