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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? 

We recognize that giving in-kind is a holiday tradition for many families, groups and businesses.  While we are incredibly grateful for your support and willingness to give, we ask that consider a monetary donation instead.  A monetary donation this season 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 this holiday season. 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 Corporate and Donor 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

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 Ambassador Engagement Lead: Sarah Dowling (she/her) at or 587 338-1740. 

Thank you!

Boyle Street Community Services, 2020

Community Centre Reception:
(780) 424-4106

Community Centre
10116-105 Avenue

Edmonton, AB T5H 0K2

ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwacîwâskahikan),

Treaty 6 Territory


Charitable Registration no.: 118814391 RR0001

​Boyle Street Community Services is the trade name of The Boyle Street Service Society, an Alberta society and a registered charity.