Wish List


Gift Certificates

The donation of gift certificates allows a mother the flexibility to make needed purchases for herself and her children. Our clients often need to purchase clothing for school and work, school supplies, books and educational courses, 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.  

The following are examples of gift certificates that are most useful: grocery, gas cards, bus tickets, Wal-Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Pen Centre Mall, Fairview Mall, Giant Tiger, Canadian Tire, Dollarama, Once Upon a Child.

New and Unwrapped Items

Small kitchen and household items such as dishes, pots and pans, toasters, coffee makers and cutlery.

Items needed on a regular basis at the shelter:

Non-perishable food items such as school snacks, canned vegetables, canned tuna, spaghetti sauce, soup, granola bars and drink boxes.

Twin size bed linens (especially fitted sheets), wash cloths, towels, radio alarm clocks, seasonally appropriate outerwear and shoes/boots, pyjamas, slippers and used cell phones (with its battery, SIM card and charger included).

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. We would ask you call ahead to make an appointment to deliver your donations between the hours of 9 am and 4:30 pm. Please remember when you do deliver, we will be as prompt as we can to answer the door; however, there may be a delay if we are dealing with a crisis.

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 (905) 682-8944 

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

Niagara Furniture Bank: 53 Ontario Street (905) 682-8371 

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