Some women & children arrive at YWCA Lethbridge with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

Your donations of gently used clothing and small household items help us provide the families who access our programs and services with their basic needs.

We will gratefully accept the following items

Clothing

Ladies, teens and children's
Current season and style
Clean and in good condiiton
Washable -  no dry-clean only items please!
Kitchen

Dishes (plates and bowls)
Mugs and glasses
Cutlery and cooking utensils
Pots, pans and mixing/storage bowls
Countertop appliances


Household

Shower curtains, towels & bath mats
Quilts, blankets and sheet sets (all sizes)
Cleaning supplies
Miscellaneous

NEW toys (non-violent & in original packaging please)
Purses, bags and wallets
Backpacks & suitcases
School/craft supplies & activity sets
NEW, full-size personal hygiene products


We cannot accept the following items as donations

USED baby items (strollers, car seats, high chairs, etc)
USED or unpackaged toys & stuffed animals
Bike Helmets
Encyclopaedias
Clothing marked "dry-clean only"
Men's clothing or out-of-season clothing


Candles & candle holders
Used or open make-up/skin products
Knives and blades
Anything wine or liquor-related
Electronics (computers, TVs, cell phones)

If you have any questions about what to donate, please call us at 403-329-0088

YWCA Lethbridge is one of only 175 Canadian charities/non-profits to achieve Imagine Canada accreditation. Imagine Canada’s Standards Program awards accreditation to Canadian charities and nonprofits that demonstrate excellence in five areas of operations: board governance; financial accountability & transparency; fundraising; staff management; and volunteer involvement.

 Thanks to the generosity of our community, we receive an abundance of donations for Hidden Treasures Shop. Our volunteers sort and organize the donations, keeping only items that can be used by the women, children and youth who access our services. Any items we are unable to use are pass on to other local agencies with whom we have partnered.

Thank you for your generosity!