We accept gently used clothing for women and children, gently used linens (towels, sheets, wash cloths etc.) and used household items such as dishes, pots and pans. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept used electrical appliances or used toys due to health and safety regulations.
All donations are sorted at the shelter by an amazing group of volunteers. We have a donation clothing room designated for all the women and children living at the shelter. Our clients have access to as much clothing as they need.
Donations are also sorted to support Nova Vita’s social enterprise Closet Couture. The boutique sells previously loved clothing with all the proceeds going back to support the shelter. Please visit the website at www.closet-couture.ca.
If you have gently used baby equipment such as strollers, high chairs, toys and exersaucers we have a partnership with Peek a Boo it’s almost new who will accept donations on behalf of Nova Vita and credit the Nova Vita account when the item sells. This partnership helps the moms living at the shelter who may not be able to afford such items to shop for the things they need for their children.
Due to storage restrictions we are unable to accept donations of used furniture, we can however post the items you wish to donate in the shelter for clients to call if they are in need. For more information please call 519-752-1005 x232.
Because we have such generous donors, at times we receive more donations than we can use therefore, we pay it forward by giving the items to other local charities in need like the Wish Closet and Friendship House.