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Thank you for your interest in donating items to help the families we work with start new lives after fleeing abuse.  At The Redwood, we are committed to providing women and children with the highest quality support and services.  When our staff and volunteers are sorting and distributing donations to the women and children of The Redwood, we always ask ourselves one question: "Would I feel comfortable wearing or using this item?".  We hope you will consider your contribution with the same caring eye.

**Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our donor community, our limited storage space is currently close to capacity -- this means we are only able to accept items from the needs list below:

The Redwood is currently accepting the following items:

  • NEW cotton sheets, single or double sized, flat or fitted styles
  • NEW pillow cases
  • NEW bath-sized towels
  • NEW child car seats (The Government of Canada has recently created new child car seat regulations and for this reason we are able to accept only NEW products)
  • Unopened FULL size toiletries and personal items (ex. shampoo, conditioner, full bars of body soap)
  • Diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6)
  • Diaper pails
  • NEW backpacks, lunch bags, thermos food containers and water bottles for school
  • NEW stationery including paper, pen, pencils, notebooks, pencil sharpeners, geometry sets, calculators, binders/folders, etc.
  • musical instruments and art supplies

At this time, we cannot accept:

  • Clothing items, new or used
  • Furniture, televisions or large appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves and dishwashers
  • Sample sized toiletries
  • Used stuffed animals or other soft toys
  • VHS tapes
  • Items for pets
  • Incomplete items (ex. games, plastic containers)

For security reasons, we can only accept in-kind donations by appointment. The Redwood accepts donations Monday – Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a pick-up service and do not accept donations on the weekend.  To arrange a delivery time, or to ask a question, please contact 416-533-9372 x 301 or email
donations@theredwood.com. Your call or email will be returned within two business days.

Thank you for supporting women and children starting new lives, free from abuse. We greatly appreciate your kindness!


Please click here to see the other ways you can help support women and children as they break free from abuse.