Your gift has an impact. Every donation counts when you are fleeing from violence and abuse, and most families leave with only the clothes on their backs. At Ernestine’s the women and children find a safe haven where they can begin, step by step to rebuild their lives.
Your financial contributions go directly to providing essential life saving programs and services for the women and children who reside at Ernestine’s. As well as the more than 100 families in our Outreach program that Ernestine’s continues to support after they move out of the shelter.
Click on `Donate Now`to make a gift of support to women and children:
1) Drives for Gift Cards
I.E. grocery stores, big box, clothing stores, drug stores, credit card, Presto
Gift Cards are especially helpful because they are given to the mom's so that they can choose food, clothing and special items that their families need and want. For many mother's it is very empowering because they didn't have this choice before. The cards also help Ernestine's in times of need to provide help to the families in emergencies.
2) Food Drives
Our need food items are listed below. The items that are always in highest need are cooking oils and canned meats.
The times of the year when the shelter's food bank is most in need are - March, July & September.
To make an item donation to Ernestine's please email full details of your donation to email@example.com to arrange a drop-off. Thank you!
Donation days: Tuesday or Thursday Only, drop-off's only. We do not have the ability to pick-up items.
Every year at Ernestine’s there are more than 1,000 visits to the shelters' food and clothing bank. These are families that have moved out of the shelter and are still in need of essential services from Ernestine’s. We are always in need of items are flying of the shelves daily.
The following items are priority needs for the shelter:
CLOTHING - new
Gift Cards – grocery stores, big box, clothing stores, credit card and gas cards
Ernestine’s only accepts New donations of clothing, undergarments, boots, shoes and toys.
New or Gently used:
Dishes, Glasses, Cutlery, Pots & Pans, small appliances, kettles, toasters, microwaves, dress shoes
We do not accept donations of used clothing, shoes or stuffed toys.
Due to a limited amount of storage available at the shelter we are unable to accept donations of furniture. If you would like to donate furniture please feel free to contact the Furniture Bank http://www.furniturebank.org/furniture-pickup-request/.
We will provide an in-kind tax receipt for donations where the fair market value can be clearly demonstrated in accordance with CRA policies and guidelines. Ensure to include your wish for a tax receipt for your donation in your email and provide supporting documentation when the items are droped off.
Canadian Revenue Agency: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html
Crisis 416.746.3701 / TTY 416.746.3716
of women who were assaulted by a partner feared for their lives at some point during the abusive relationship.