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Thank you for your interest in making a donation to Nellie’s Shelter for Women and Children. Through the generous donations from members of the community, Nellie’s is able to provide a wide variety of programs for women and their children who have and are experiencing violence, poverty, and homelessness.

The needs of the women and children receiving services from Nellie’s frequently change. Before making an In-Kind donation please contact us at 416-461-0769 or via email at to ensure that we are able to accept your donation.

For infection control and the safety of the women and children receiving services we have to be very careful in what we accept. We DO NOT accept used clothing items. We cannot accept used toys, child cribs, change tables, car seats, play pens, stuffed animals, used undergarments, high chairs, used books, movies, and items that are broken or in need of repair. We only accept used furniture as needed.  Please call ahead for our most up-to-date needs!

Accepted donations can be dropped off between 9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday (except Tuesday afternoons) at 754 Queen St. E. unless other arrangements are made.  Please contact or call 416-645-1419 to make other arrangements.

We are only able to provide tax receipts for In-Kind donations that are donated in the original packaging, with the receipt of purchase, and are $20 and above. If you would like to make an In-Kind donation and are requesting a donation receipt, please contact before doing so.

Please keep in mind that Nellie’s Shelter is a non-scented environment and we prefer donations of non-scented or lightly scented items intended for use at the Shelter

We can only accept NEW clothing & toys

Urgently needed

Thank you all for keeping up the amazing response to our request for diapers size 5 & 6! We have enough for the next 2 months but would like to ask for formula to keep the little tummies full. We need the following for our toddlers & babies:
• Huggies size 6 most urgently needed for a toddler who is allergic to other brands of diapers
• Similac Go & Grow Non-GMO Step 2 (6-24 months) Omega-3 and Omega-6 Milk-Based Infant Formula Powder
• Similac Advance with Omega-3 & Omega-6, Ready to Feed (0-6 months)
• Enfamil A+ 2 Iron Fortified Formula for Infant (0-6 months) & (6-24 months)
• Baby cereal all kinds (rice, barley and oatmeal etc.).
• Parents’ choice baby juice all kinds
• Baby snacks

– Kids clothing for winter (infants & toddlers) coats, hats, gloves, mitts, snowsuits, boots, socks, booties
– Stroller blankets, baby blankets
– Breast pumps
– Household items – Dishes, small appliances, pots & pans
– Towels & sheets (new only)
– Personal Hygiene items (tampons, pads)

Seasonal Items

– Jackets, coats, sweaters, hoodies, gloves, boots
– Socks
– House coats, casual clothing
– Rain boots
– Blankets (twin size)
– Slippers
– Nightgowns, pajamas

Permanent Needs 

-Shampoo and Conditioner
– Deodorant
– Toothpaste
– Tooth brushes
– Hair brushes
– Combs
– Body lotion
– Personal Hygiene items (tampons, pads)
– Vaseline
– Shower curtains and liners
– Pillows
– Towels
– Bedding (twin size)
– Gift Certificates (Walmart, Movie Passes)
– TTC Tokens
– Food Vouchers (No Frills, Sobeys, President’s Choice)

Toddler & Infant Needs 

– Baby shampoo
– Baby wipes
– Baby lotion
– Baby powder
– Baby and toddler clothes in all sizes
– Baby blankets & towels
– Crib bedding
– Cribs, change tables
– Infant formula, baby bottles, baby food
– Strollers, baby carriers