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Holiday Season 2023

The holiday season is near and we rely on community support and generosity to make sure that every woman we work with has what she needs to make the best of this tough time for herself and her children.

Gift cards are the best way to give, as we can easily issue you a charitable tax receipt for the amount given, and then women can get exactly what they need for their family over the holiday season. Please ensure the amount of the gift card is clear so there are no surprises at the store! 

If you’re donating items, we’re currently distributing new, unopened items only.  We can issue an official tax receipt for these donations as well.

To receive an official charitable tax receipt, please include your full name and address as well as any purchase receipts clearly attached to the items you’re gifting.

Thank you for making this possible!  Here are the most needed items right now:

Holiday Items for Kids ages 0-16:

  • Toys R Us Gift Cards
  • Board games, card games
  • Mario Brothers Lego
  • Sonic toys
  • Baki toys
  • Best Buy gift Cards
  • Kitchen/baking toys
  • Picasso Magnet Tiles

Gift cards for Holiday Items for Women and Families:

  • Indigo
  • Superstore, No Frills
  • Saveonfoods
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Old Navy
  • Marks Work Warehouse
  • Cineplex
  • Garage clothing store

Holiday Items:

  • Holiday gift wrapping paper

General Items for Kids:

  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Liquid baby formula
  • PJs (all sizes)
  • Socks, underwear (all sizes)
  • Backpacks

General Items for Women:

  • PJs (all sizes)
  • Underwear (all sizes)
  • Slippers
  • Warm socks, ankle socks
  • Umbrellas
  • Gloves for winter


  • Deodorant
  • Individually packaged toothbrushes and full-size toothpaste
  • Contact solution
  • Full-size bodywash and lotion
  • Full-size shampoo and conditioner     
  • Razors
  • Hairbrushes and hair ties
  • Dry shampoo, hair products for various hair types

Household Items:

  • White bath towels
  • White face towels
  • White hand towels
  • White fitted twin sheets
  • White fitted double sheets
  • White pillow cases
  • Throw blanket
  • Tupperware
  • Dish soap and sponges
  • Hand soap
  • Boxes of garbage/compost bags

Unfortunately, we don’t have the space to accept furniture or used clothing donations. Please consider donating these items to other local organizations we recommend: 

Mis’cel’any Women Helping Women 
(gently used clothing and household items)
323 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC (604) 620 – 9999

Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
(gently used clothing and household items)
302 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC (604) 681-8480

(children’s toys)
533 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC (604) 216-1699

Homestart Foundation

Helping Families in Need Society
(604) 294 3087

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