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Wish List

YW Kitchener-Waterloo accepts donations of new and gently used items throughout the year from individuals, groups and organizations. This Wish List is updated regularly to reflect the current needs of our clients.

Donations may be dropped off at 153 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON N2H 2M2 from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Free short-term parking is available on Irvin Street.

We would greatly appreciate the following items:

New or Clean and Gently Used Items

  •         Mugs
  •         Bowls
  •         Cutlery
  •         Drinking glasses for children
  •         Towels
  •         Facecloths
  •         Pillows
  •         Blankets
  •         Single/twin bed sheets for adults
  •         Brooms
  •         Mops
  •         Pails
  •         Shoes, bags, and accessories for women for In Her Shoes

New Items

  •          Bus tickets
  •          Gift cards from Tim Hortons, McDonald's, and Zehrs 
  •          Pyjamas for adults
  •          Underwear for adults
  •          Slippers for adults
  •          Toiletries
  •          Brushes and combs
  •          Razors and shaving cream
  •          Colouring books
  •          Crayons
  •          Markers
  •          Gift items for adults and children

Due to storage limitations, we cannot accept used clothing donations or large items that will not be used immediately. Used clothing or other items not on our Wish List may be brought to Thrift on Kent at 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener, ON N2G 3R1.

We are not able to pick up your donations. Please do not use the Three Kretans' parking lot to drop off your donations. If you require assistance carrying in your donations, please call us at 519-576-8856 prior to your visit to ensure we have staff or volunteers available to help you.

2018 Hockey Helps the Homeless Silent Auction Wish List


Hockey Helps the Homeless (HHTH), a national charity whose mission is "to raise awareness and financial support for the homeless," has raised $114,700 for the YW since 2014.

We are looking for the following sports-themed items for HHTH's Silent Auction on October 26, 2018:

  •          Equipment
  •          Clothing
  •          Memorabilia
  •          Gift certificates