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Donation Information

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who considers WINS when deciding to donate their new and gently used items. Your thoughtfulness and generosity make a significant impact on the lives of women and families in need. To ensure a smooth and efficient donation process, we have created this page to provide you with all the necessary information regarding the items we accept and those we are unable to accommodate. Your support plays a vital role in creating positive change in the environment and in those who are in need.

Thank you for choosing WINS!

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What to donate

We accept the following in new or gently used condition, in good working order, free of stains, rips, pet hair and any other damage and not missing components. Gently used to us means a garment that is in great condition, household goods that are still in usable condition, or furniture that is ready to furnish a home.

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Accessories

Backpacks, purses, wallets

Hats, mittens, scarves, socks

Jewelry

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Clothing and Shoes

Women's

Men's

Children's

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Children's

Board Games

Toys

Books

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Electronics

Bluetooth speakers

Game systems 

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Furniture

Bedroom
Mattress and bed frame

Kitchen

Living room

Painting

Household Décor

Artwork and décor

Lamps

Vases 

Tea Time

Household Goods

Cookware, bake-ware, dinnerware, glassware

Cutlery, utensils

Plastic storage

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Linens

Blankets, Sheets,

Towels

Curtains

Tablecloths, Placemats 

Books

Media and

Books

Books

CDs

DVDs

Records

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Small Electrical Appliances

Blenders, mixers

Coffee makers

Irons

Microwaves, toasters and
similar items

Guitar

Small Musical Instruments

Guitars, Ukeleles

Violins

Keyboards, etc. 

Decorated Antler

Seasonal

Canada Day

Christmas

Easter

St. Patrick's Day

Thanksgiving

Valentine's Day

Wedding

Shuttlecock

Sporting Goods

Golf Clubs

Skates
Rollerblades
Rackets

Please note that large items such as furniture and houseware are accepted at Dover, Macleod, and Donation Centre locations ONLY.

Vacuums that are not working or working poorly can be donated to Superior Vacuums to be repaired and given to a family in need through House to Home.

What NOT to donate

We truly appreciate your donations but there are some items we are unable to accept for health, safety or re-sale reasons. This list does not include every item.

Firearms

  • We will not accept any kind of firearm, including props and replicas
     

Hazardous Materials           

  • Flammable gases

  • Aerosols

  • Oxidizing gases

  • Gases under pressure

 

Chemicals                             

  • Paint, solvents, etc.

 

Large Appliances                 

  • BBQ’s

  • Fridges, stoves

  • Washers, dryers

  • Water coolers and similar items

 

Baby Products

  • Baby bottles and supplies

  • Car seats

  • Cribs

  • Strollers and related items

 

Helmets                                 

  • Bicycle

  • Hockey

  • Ski

 

Large Musical Instruments

  • Pianos and organs

Please call 211 or visit their website for information on where to donate or dispose of goods we are unable to accept.

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