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In-Kind Wish List

YW Kitchener-Waterloo accepts donations of new and gently used items throughout the year from individuals, groups and organizations. The YW's 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, Clean and Gently Used

  • Mugs, bowls, cutlery, and children’s drinking glasses
  • Pillows, towels, and facecloths
  • Brooms, mops, and pails
  • Single bed sheets and blankets


  • Bus tickets
  • Gift cards from Tim Hortons, McDonalds, and Zehrs
  • Gift items for women, transgendered persons, adolescent children, and adult men
  • PJs, underwear, slippers, and socks for females and males of all ages and sizes
  • Toiletries, brushes, and combs for females and males
  • Razors and shaving cream
  • Colouring books, crayons, markers, and craft items for children of all ages
  • Small stuffed animals to give to children coming into the shelter

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.