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Aunt Leah’s Donation Wishlist and FAQ’s

Thank you for your interest in supporting foster kids and young moms. This page will be updated regularly, but we encourage you to call ahead to confirm as our needs change frequently according to our participants’ individual situations and the public health advice during the COVID pandemic.

Aunt Leah’s Thrift only accepts drop-off furniture donations by appointment at our Donation Centre. Please read below for details. Our youth and families will still be able to make arrangements to access emergency household items and have them delivered to their homes during this period.

Our most urgent needs at this time are:

  • Mens/Womens Clothing & Accessories – In Season Pants, Shirts, Jackets, Shoes, Hats, Belts.
  • Home Décor – Small Lamps, Vases, Frames.
  • Small Apartment Sized Furniture – End Tables, Coffee Tables, Bookshelves, Dining Tables, Dressers, and Arm Chairs, Etc.

All items must have all of their original pieces, be in working condition, and be clean and reusable. We only offer our participants the best experience with their move-in, items and furniture they can be proud of, and the chance to live independently.

What items do you NOT accept?

  • Mattresses
  • Bed frames
  • Entertainment units
  • Very large furniture pieces – sofas, desks, hutches, china cabinets, TV stands, large appliances (stove, dishwasher)
  • Bedding – pillows, duvets
  • Bathroom accessories – mats, towels, shower curtains
  • Toiletries
  • Electronics – televisions, computers, fax machines, printers, etc.
  • Large exercise equipment i.e. benches, elliptical, stationary bikes
  • Kids clothing

Know Where your Donations Go

Aunt Leah’s helps to prevent children from foster care from becoming homeless and mothers in need from losing custody of their children.

1

Aunt Leah’s Participants Needs
Donations go first to meet the individual needs of foster kids and young moms that participate in our programs

2

Aunt Leah’s Programming Needs
Much of the furniture and accessories donated are used for our 18 houses for program participants

3

Aunt Leah’s Thrift Store
Other items are sold in our thrift store. Store proceeds support our programs in food security, mental health, education, employment & housing

We sometimes send extra donations to Other Partnering Organizations – homeless shelters and other social enterprises

*Aunt Leah’s Thrift Reserves The Right To Decline Items That Are Not Suitable*

Any broken or unusable items end up being recycled or dumped at a cost to the organization and affects the proceeds to the foster kids and young moms. Please donate accordingly.

Where & When Can I Drop Off My Donation?

The Donation Centre is open for donation drop-offs, including furniture, by appointment only. Most of our furniture is used to furnish the homes of the youth and moms in our programs, therefore apartment-sized furniture and appliances are highly appreciated.

Appointments to donate to the Donation Centre can be made by calling 604-230-0941 and emailing a photograph of item(s) to donations@auntleahs.org.

Every dollar counts

Your support helps kids in foster care and young mothers
achieve a better future.