Hope For The Holidays

How You Can Help

This holiday season will be a little different for us all, but you can bring comfort and joy to women and families seeking safe shelter and support at Nova Vita. With enhanced health and safety protocols in place, you can safely make a difference in the following ways:

  1. Donate Gift Cards: When you donate gift cards you give the gift of independence, and empower our clients to purchase their most essential needs and fulfill their loved-ones wish lists.
  2. Make A Financial Donation: Making a financial donation towards our holiday program makes the greatest impact and allows us to fill gaps and last minute requests to ensure that all holiday and meal needs are met. You can donate online here, and select “Hope For The Holidays” from the drop-down menu.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have limited capacity to accept the donation of toys and other physical items at this time, and our Sponsor A Family Option is at capacity for 2020, WOW! For more information, download our Hope For The Holidays Flyer (updated 11/27/2020) or contact:

Anne Herbison-Ruddell, Community Development Manager

519-752-1005 x228 | aruddell@novavita.org 

Arrange A Donation

In response to COVID-19, our donations program has adapted to following strict health and safety guidelines that include social distancing, mask wearing and contact tracing. As a result, please note:

  • We cannot accept physical donations without an appointment, and without arrangements being made in advance.
  • Physical donations are placed in quarantine for a minimum of 2 days before they can be forwarded on to recipients.
  • We can only accept physical items that are new, in original packaging, safe (check expiry dates), and unwrapped.
  • Last date we can accept physical items for donation before Christmas is Tuesday December 22, 2020.

To schedule your gift to bring comfort and joy this holiday season to women and their families escaping violence and homelessness, contact:

Anne Herbison-Ruddell, Community Development Manager
519-752-1005 x228 | aruddell@novavita.org

We are grateful for the support of our community partners and wish you all a safe and healthy holiday season!