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 info@mhwss.ca or call (403) 527-8223, Monday to Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm.

February 1, 2023

Most Needed Items – February 2023

Most Needed Items February 2022 Hot Water Bottles (New) Pot Holders (New/Gently Used) Phone Chargers, various types (new or gently used) Winter boots (all sizes, […]

Our Current Needs

Please only donate new & un-used clothing
  • Diaper Shirts
  • Pajamas (all sizes) – Women’s & Men
  • Slippers
  • Socks - Baby
  • Socks -Women & Men
  • Underwear - all sizes – boys, girls, women & men
Personal Care Items
Please only donate new & un-used personal care items
  • Baby Wipes
  • Body Wash
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant/Antiperspirant
  • Diapers
  • Diaper Genie Inserts
  • Hairbrushes
  • Kleenex
  • Lip Balm/Chapstick
  • Men’s Hygiene Items (antiperspirant, body wash, etc.)
  • Razors
  • Shampoo
  • Shower Poufs
Children & Teen Items
Please only donate new & un-used items
  • Bath Toys
  • Bike Helmets
  • Toys—New baby toys
  • Baby Towels
  • Baby Lotion

Teen Gifts 

  • Watches
  • Books
  • Hats
  • Makeup
  • Headphones
  • Craft kits
Food Items
  • Juice Boxes
  • Lunch-box snacks
Household Items
Only items marked with an asterisk* can be donated gently used 
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Baking Sheets*
  • Bath Towels, Hand towels & Washcloths*
  • Cooking/Eating Utensils*
  • Dish Soap
  • Food Storage Containers*
  • Kitchen dishcloths and tea towels
  • Laundry Soap
  • Pillows — New
  • Twin Sheets*
  • Pots & Pans*
  • Toasters*
Miscellaneous Items

Please only donate unexpired items

  • Journals
  • Adult Coloring Books
  • Cineplex & Bowling Certificates
  • City of Medicine Hat Gift Cards
  • Dollarama Gift Cards
  • Fast food gift cards (ie. Tim Hortons, McDonalds, Dairy Queen, etc)
  • Fuel gift cards
  • Grocery gift cards
  • Haircut Gift Certificates
  • Headphones
  • Phone chargers & charging blocks – any phone type
  • Suitcases
  • Taxi Fare Gift Certificates
  • Transit Passes

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

The Post  
450 3rd St SE
(403) 527-0326