Provide Christmas gifts to those impacted by family violence.

The Christmas season can be a difficult time for the families we serve. Many have left their belongings behind while fleeing violence and are starting over again. Help us make their Christmas brighter by supporting our Christmas Hamper program.

Over the past 20 years we have provided Christmas magic to 2,950 children and 1,729 adults in need. By focusing on donations of new toys and gift cards, our aim is to empower Mom or Dad with the opportunity to be a part of choosing items that will make their child’s Christmas special. Mom or Dad will also receive a gift package and each family will receive a gift card for groceries.

Make a Physical Donation

From November 14 to December 20 drop off new toys, gifts for all ages, or gift cards at Sun Valley Honda or Davis GMC Buick in Medicine Hat.

Thank you to Sun Valley Honda and Davis GMC Buick for your support through being a donation drop off location! 

Christmas Hamper Program Gift Ideas:
Baby & Toddlers
  • age appropriate toys
  • teething toys
  • board books
  • soft toys
Preschool - Ages 3-5
  • Duplo
  • Playdough
  • Crafts
  • Games
  • Books
  • Paw Patrol toys
  • Toy cars/trucks
  • Dinosaur toys
  • Blocks
  • Puzzles
Teenagers - Boys & Girls
  • gift cards (Wal-mart, EB Games, Best Buy, Claire’s, Ardene’s, Old Navy, Cineplex, Tim Hortons, Starbucks, iTunes, Spotify, fast food places) 
  • journals
  • sketch pads
  • hair dryers 
  • curling irons/straighteners 
  • wallets
  • models
  • craft kits
  • graphic t-shirts or hoodies
  • make-up & nail polish 
  • puzzles
  • headphones
  • wireless speakers
  • light strips for bedroom
Boys & Girls - All ages
  • Puzzles 
  • craft kits 
  • board games
  • baby dolls
  • Pokémon 
  • Disney princess items 
  • super hero items 
  • Hatchimals
  • LOL dolls
  • Shopkins
  • Lego
  • My Little Pony
  • Beyblades
  • dinosaur toys 
  • toy cars/trucks
  • Hot Wheels
  • Nerf toys
Adults
  • laundry baskets
  • gift cards - various (groceries, fast food, gas, Cineplex etc)
  • blankets
  • hygiene gift packs 
  • towels
  • dish towels and cloths 
  • hygiene products for women & men
  • coffee & tea sets
  • journals
  • insulated travel mugs

Make a Financial Donation 

Make a monetary donation now through E-transfer, cheque, or online or call us about donating in person.

Donate by E-Transfer:

Donations can be sent by e-transfer to info@mhwss.ca. Be sure to include your mailing address in the comment section of the transfer so we can send you a tax receipt.

Financial Donations

Mail your cheque payable to:
Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society
Box 2500, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 8G8