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Donate In-Kind

What does it mean to donate “in-kind”? 

To donate "in-kind" means to donate items such as clothing and hygiene products, rather than money. 


How can I donate in-kind? 

As we prioritize the health and safety of our staff and clients amidst COVID-19, our capacity to accept in-kind donations is currently limited.  While we are incredibly grateful for your support and willingness to give, we ask that you consider a monetary donation instead.  A monetary donation will allow us to focus on providing essential services and prioritize our staff and clients’ health and safety during COVID-19. 

Your monetary donation will have a direct impact on our clients and enable our organization to work safely and effectively. The following are examples of essential items purchased for our clients, and the average cost for each item: 

$10: Thermal socks 

$25: Long underwear 

$40: Tent 

$50: Sleeping bag 

$100: Winter jacket 

I want to make a large or corporate in-kind donation. 

To learn more about how to make a large or corporate in-kind donation, please contact our Community Partnership Lead: Kassidy Green (she/her) at or (587) 335-7371 


What items can I donate in-kind? 

Though we are not currently accepting in-kind donations, you may use the list below for future reference. Please take the time to make sure your donation meets our guidelines, since we will not accept donations that do not meet the following requirements:


Items We Accept: 

Outdoor Equipment: 

  • Blankets 

  • Sleeping bags, tents, camping mats 

  • Mittens, toques, gloves, scarves 

  • Rain jackets, winter jackets 

  • Backpacks

  • Hand warmers

Adult Clothing: 

  • Underwear, bras, socks 

  • Jeans, leggings, sweatpants 

  • T-shirts, long sleeve shirts  

  • Sweaters, hoodies 

  • Closed-toe shoes, boots  

  • Belts 


  • Body wash, soap, lotion 

  • Shampoo, conditioner 

  • Razors, shaving cream 

  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste 

  • Deodorant 

  • Hairbrushes, combs 

  • Nail clippers, nail files 

  • Menstrual supplies 


Items We Do NOT Accept: 

  • Red clothing 

  • Children’s clothing, toys 

  • Formal clothing  

  • Lingerie, high heels, jewelry 

  • Damaged or heavily stained clothing, shoes 

  • Food items, perishable or nonperishable 


Please consider donating items that do not meet our requirements to other community service agencies, such as Find or the Bissell Thrift Shop.  


If you have a program-specific donation or have questions about whether your in-kind donation is appropriate after reading the information above, please contact our Community Relationship Lead: Kassidy Green (she/her) at or (587) 335-7371 

Thank you!