Current Needs List
Our greatest need is financial support for the essential services we provide. Cash donations of any denomination are gratefully accepted. Charitable tax receipts are automatically issued for financial donations over $20.
In addition, the following items are currently needed for clients who use the YWCA.
Please note: YWCA Saskatoon does not issue charitable tax receipts for items on the current needs list.
New bedding for single beds(fitted and flat, children’s bedding)
New Bath towels and face cloths
New bowls, cups and mugs (microwave safe)
Cutlery and kitchen supplies
Pots and Pans
New dish cloths and towels
New full-size and bulk containers of shampoo, conditioner and soap bars (unscented)
Toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss
New pajamas, socks and underwear for women and children
New sweat pants and leggings of various sizes for women
New sweat shirts and t-shirts of various sizes for women
Grocery and phone gift cards of any denomination
New swim suits for women and children
Hair brushes and combs
We do not accept used clothing or household items, aerosol containers, hairspray, kitchen knives and other sharp items, men’s items, or unsolicited donations of food food.
For questions about making a cash donation or to arrange an appointment to donate items, please phone (306) 986-2870.
Donation of Used Items at the Opportunity Shop
We are not able to receive and manage donations of used clothing and household items at the YWCA on 25th Street. Our space is extremely limited and is urgently needed for housing our clients, not for storing clothing. Instead, donations of used items may be dropped off at the YWCA Opportunity Shop on 1st Ave. N. Our clients are able to access the YWCA Opportunity Shop for quality used clothing.
We encourage you to support the Opportunity Shop with your donated items, or shop there for some new-to-you treasures!
YWCA Opportunity Shop
1 – 511 First Ave N
*Please call to confirm hours of operation through COVID. Typically Open Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 4:30pm. The best times to drop off items are Monday to Friday 10:00am to 3:00pm.