This Month’s Most Needed Items – May 2024

This Month’s Most Needed Items – May 2024

Each month we release a list of our most urgently needed items. Urgent needs items are not typically part of our routine requirements and are necessary in response to unexpected emergencies or shortages.

We provide basic essential items to the individuals and families that we serve.

Those experiencing violence often flee quickly and do not have time to prepare and pack.

The Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society is grateful for the support of our community.  Should you wish to donate something from our wish list please call us to make arrangements to drop off your gently used or new item(s).  If you have an item to donate that is not included on this list, but still believe one of our programs may have a use for it, please contact us via email at or call (403) 527-8223, Monday to Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm.

Ongoing Needs

Ongoing needs items are those that the Women’s Shelter requires on a consistent basis to maintain its operations and provide essential services to its beneficiaries.

These items typically include everyday essentials and staples that are constantly used by residents. The demand for ongoing needs items remains relatively stable and we are continuously taking donations for these items.

Clothing Items
  • Pajamas (new) – all sizes, Women and Men
  • Slippers (new)
  • Socks (new)
  • Underwear – all sizes and genders, adult and children
Household Items
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Baking Sheets
  • Towels & Washcloths
  • Cooking/Eating Utensils
  • Dishcloths & Tea Towels
  • Pillows (new)
  • Pots & Pans
  • Suitcases
  • Toasters
  • Twin Sheet Sets
Miscellaneous Items
  • Adult Colouring Books
  • Gift Cards (Food, Family Activities, Clothing, Fuel, etc.)
  • Headphones (new)
  • Journals
  • Phone chargers
  • Non-Perishable Food Items
  • Personal care items
Children and Teen Items

Donate new toys and gift cards for kids impacted by family violence, and empower parents with the opportunity to be a part of choosing items that will make their child’s Christmas special.

Clothing & Furniture Donations

Regrettably, we are not able to accept donations of used clothing and furniture due to our lack of storage space. Please donate used clothing and gently used furniture to one of our community partners so that, in turn, our residents can take advantage of your generosity:

Clothing Only

First Assembly Church 
395 – 9 Street SE
(403) 526-2946

Furniture & Household Items Only

Hillcrest Church
3785 – 13 Avenue SE
Please call first: (403) 526-4010

Clothing & Furniture

The Salvation Army Thrift Store 
457-3 Street SE
(403) 526-6822