We are more than just a shelter
we are a community.

We are always in need of items to keep people warm, dry, healthy and comfortable.

Hygiene Bank Guidelines

We believe that everyone has the right to feel clean. It is a matter of dignity. When donating, a good rule of thumb is to only donate what you would happily gift to a friend.

We prefer to receive new, unused and unexpired items.

For hygiene reasons we can only accept new, unopened and not expired:

  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • floss
  • mouthwash
  • razors
  • bars of soap
  • deodorant
  • cotton pads/balls
  • tampons
  • combs and brushes
  • make up
  • nail clippers

We will accept donations of shampoo, conditioners, body wash, sunscreen, lotions, if they are at least half full, still in the original bottle/package, and not expired.

We will accept open packages of menstrual pads and incontinence pads, as long as they are individually wrapped. If you have a mostly full box of tampons that are individually wrapped and in the original box/package that has an expiry date (and they are not expired) we can accept this donation.

Clothing Bank Guidelines

We are always in need of adult clothing that is clean and in good condition. Please launder items as much as possible. Please do not donate ripped, damaged, dirty or stained clothing.

Items most in need:

  • New or gently used socks
  • New underwear
  • Pants
  • Sweaters
  • Coats
  • Rain Gear
  • Hats, gloves/mittens
  • Winter boots in good condition
  • Rain boots
  • Shoes

Blankets and Towels

We are always in need of blankets and towels in good condition.

Survival Supplies

We accept donations of new survival items or items that are in good condition:

  • Sleeping bags
  • Tents
  • Tarps
  • Sleeping Matts

Recycle Bicycle

If you have a bicycle to donate, please get in touch with us at info@shhs.ca.

Cleaning Supplies

  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish soap
  • Hand soap
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • All purpose cleaner
  • Toilet bowl cleaner

We can accept opened bottles/containers if they are at least half full, in their original packaging and not expired.

Kitchen Items

We are always in need of the following:

  • Forks
  • Spoons
  • Mugs
  • Dinner plates
  • Soup Bowls

Items we are not able to accept:

We have very limited storage space and disposal of items we cannot use costs us money. Please donate thoughtfully.

We are not able to accept:

  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Electronics
  • Pillows
  • Small appliances
  • Kids or baby clothing
  • Toys
  • Home décor/knickknacks
  • DVDs
  • pots and pans and utensils
  • luggage and purses
  • jewelry
  • books

If you are unsure please feel free to email us at info@shhs.ca.

For information about donating food items please visit our Food Donation Guide

How to donate

Drop off your donations at Under One Roof at 37871 Third Avenue any day. Please enter through the front door and bring your donations to the front desk. Ring the bell at the entrance and staff will assist you.

The best times to donate are between 10 am and 8 pm.

Howe Sound Women’s Centre operates Pearls Value & Vintage. If you have items we are unable to accept, they may be able to accept your donations. https://pearlsvalue.ca/donate/