Wish List


Gift Certificates

Donating a gift card allows a mother the flexibility to make necessary purchases for herself and her children. Our clients often need to buy clothing for school and work, school supplies, fresh food, tableware or small appliances when moving into their new home.  Gift cards help to ensure that they can get exactly what they need, and restores some of the dignity and freedom of choice that was stolen from them.  

The following are examples of gift certificates that are most useful: Grocery cards (Presidents Choice, Sobeys, Foodland, Food Basics),  gas cards, St. Catharines Transit passes, Regional Transit passes, Wal-Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Giant Tiger, and Canadian Tire, Christian Benefit Shop


Items Currently Needed:

  • Towels - Bath, Face, Hand (*urgent need)
  • Deoderant (*urgent need)
  • Underwear & Bras - all sizes (*urgent need for women's small and medium underwear)
  • Receiving Blankets 
  • Pajamas - women & children all sizes (especially women size small)
  • Slippers - women & children all sizes (especially children)
  • Socks - children & baby sizes
  • Clothing - loungewear ONLY (ex. yoga pants, leggings, short/long sleeve plain tees, zip hoodies) women all sizes
  • Underwear & Bras - all sizes
  • Hair Accessories (combs, brushes, ties, bobby pins, hair bands)
  • Coffee Mugs (may be new or great condition used)
  • Pillows
  • Sheet Sets - Double & Twin (especially twin)
  • Comforters - Double & Twin (especially twin)
  • Housewares for our clients discharging from the shelter
  • Emergency Cell Phones with Charger (new OR used)     
  • Non-perishable food items such as school-safe snacks, juice boxes, peanut butter, jams, honey, canned tomatoes, pasta sauce, Infant formula Enfamil A+   

Please note that if you don't see something on this list we are NOT currently in need of that item.  We will continue to update this list regularily.  Please check often.  

Specific Items Currently NOT in Need:

  • Dental Care
  • Feminie Products
  • Make Up
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Socks
  • Hats & Scarves

Items Unable to Accept:

  • Sample sizes
  • Perfume
  • Mouthwash
  • Bar Soap
  • Hair Dye
  • Dietary Supplement
  • Jewelry
  • Electronics
  • Men's clothing / socks / coats
  • No Shoes or any footwear

Gillian's Place is extremely appreciative of all the donations we receive. If you require any other information, please don't hesitate to contact us. Due to our secure location we manage all donations by appointments.  We would ask that you call ahead to schedule an appointment to drop off your donation. 

To schedule your appointment call: 905-684-4000 ext. 233 or email 

Used Donations

Due to health and safety issues, and lack of capacity to sort and store items, we can no longer accept used donations. Fortunately, we have developed partnerships with local organizations who are able to accept used items.  

Christian Benefit Shop: 254 Grantham Ave, St. Catharines (905) 682-8944 

St. Vincent DePaul: 67 Queenston Street, St. Catharines (905) 684-2042 

Niagara Furniture Bank: 53 Ontario Street, St. Catharines (905) 682-8371 

GBF Community Services: 40 Elm St, Grimsby (905) 309-5664 

Matthew 25: 42 Division St., Welland (905) 732-5555

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