Cleaning Supply Drive

We are collecting donations of cleaning supplies in support of a local women's shelter.

Posted on June 5, 2015

Last month we asked you to help support two local women’s shelters through our toiletry drive. We have collected a large number of toiletries to help women in need. Women often arrive at shelters in a moment of crisis with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Shelters provide for all their needs, and offer programs to empower survivors and ensure their success.

The North York Women’s Shelter has now contacted us with an equally great need. 

They are requesting donations of household cleaning supplies, which are vital to the operation of their shelter. Receiving donations of these items help to ensure high living standards in the shelter, while lowering maintenance costs. Though the need for these items is substantial, the shelter rarely receives them as in-kind donations. 

The items are also offered to women leaving the shelter in their Departure Baskets. Departure Baskets are part of the transitional support the North York Women's Shelter provides to women leaving the shelter. Former shelter residents receive support for six months after they leave, in order to ensure their continued success and well being. Support also includes counselling and a variety of workshops such as immigration assistance, job support, housing and legal support, among others. 

We are collecting household cleaning supplies until the end of June. Donations of toiletries are still welcome. Please place your donations in the outreach basket in the Atrium.

Wish List

  • All-purpose cleaners (e.g. Fantastik)

  • Dish soap

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Toilet paper

  • Paper towel

  • Paper napkins

  • Brooms

  • Dust pans

  • Buckets

  • Cleaning cloths

  • Cleaning sponges