Wish List

Community Corner:

Our Community Corner is where young people can comfortably access items they need without having to ask. Community members bring by hygiene supplies, used clothing, kitchen items, small housewares, non-perishable food items and more. These drop offs enable our young people to freshen up for a job interview, coffee with an old friend or family member or to simply feel better for the day ahead. The saying is true ‘When you look good you feel good!’, especially when you are young. Participants can also grab a small amount of kitchen and housing items for when they first move into a place or they can pack a suitcase of all the required items they need for Drug/Alcohol Treatment.

The following short lists highlights some of the most needed items at this time but request you call before arriving. Please call 403-269-6658, our business hours are Mon – Thurs 8am to 5pm. 

– Men’s clothing
– Winter socks and footwear (Men & Women)
– Winter Jackets (Mens & Womens)
– Toques, mitts, mini gloves, scarves, long johns etc.
–  Underwear (Mens & Womens)
Deodorant (full and travel size)
– Shampoo and Conditioner (full size and travel size) 
– Shaving cream
– Lip Chap
– Floss
– Towels / Face Cloths
– Body Spray (like Axe)
– Kitchen items (dinnerware, pots, pans, cutlery, small appliances)
– Grocery store gift cards
– Used Cell Phones 

 

Street Outreach:

Being outside and connecting with people directly on the streets is one way we increase awareness about The Doorway and grow the number of young people we see in our space. One component of this connection is providing hygiene items and food. In one week we can hand out close to 35 care packs, tons of fruit and lots of hot chocolate! You can help us get people reconnected by picking up from of our most needed items below, we ask you call 403-269-6658 to set up a drop off time.

– Bottled Water
– Juice Boxes
– Travel snacks (fruit cups, cheese and crackers, nuts, meat sticks etc.)
– Thermoses
– Winter apparel & sleeping bags, hand/feet warmers etc.
– Grocery store gift cards (to purchase fresh fruit before we go out) 

 

General Information:

Regular Community Corner Items

Clothing:
Hoodies, t-shirts, tank tops, long sleeved shirts, jeans, leggings, sweat pants. boxers, bras, underwear, socks, bathing suits

Hygiene Supplies:
Shampoo/conditioner (full and travel sized), body wash/lotion (full and travel size), body spray (e.g. Axe), hair products. hair brushes, deodorant, tooth brush/paste, toothbrush covers,  lip chap, Q-tips, make up remover pads, towels, face cloths, razors/disposable razors, shaving cream, dental floss, tooth brushes, tooth brush covers, lip chap, personal sized Kleenex, hair brushes, combs, tampons.

Winter Items:
Mini gloves, toques, winter jackets, boots, hand warmers, toe warmers,

Extras:
Head phones, phone chargers, journals, day planners, art supplies, backpacks, belts, purses, make-up, transit tickets, pad locks, thermoses/travel mugs, water bottles, Styrofoam cups.

Food:
Granola bars and other travel snacks, single serving oatmeal, crackers, individual serving hot chocolate, tea bags, fruit cups, single serve cereals, noodle cups.

Kitchen/Home items:
Dinnerware, pots, pans, cutlery, small appliances, small decorations such as picture frames, candles, center pieces, fake plants etc.

Gift Cards:
Grocery stores, gas stations, Walmart, Tim Horton’s, Subway, McDonalds, Shopping Malls, Marks Work Warehouse, Great clips

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