Donating to YW Thrift Boutique & IHCS

Our social enterprise thrives on donations from the public. We gladly accept donations of new and gently used items for our store, as well as financial donations. All proceeds from sales and financial donations go directly towards supporting women, gender-diverse people and youth to gain financial stability through our Integrated Holistic Career Services (IHCS). 

We accept donations for YW Thrift Boutique at 102 King St. West, Kitchener during our store hours. If you need to contact us regarding your donation, please email us at or call 226-751-6898

 Donating Items



Current Wish List:

  • Home décor: small items such as vases, vintage items, one-of-a-kind items, collectables, or art
  • Bags: Purses, totes, handbags, book-bags, duffels, clutches and wallets
  • Accessories: Hats, sunglasses, necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, watches, pins, belts, mitts/gloves, scarves
  • Footwear: Shoes and boots of all sizes and styles
  • Clothing: Clothing has no gender.  We accept all sizes and styles in excellent or new condition including coats and jackets. Most in need of plus sized adult clothing.  Note: all winter coats and boots will be distributed to YW shelter clients until their needs are met, after that time they will be sold in YW Thrift Boutique
  • Books & Puzzles: Fiction and non-fiction, puzzles for all ages
  • Shelves: Suitable for storing and displaying items in our store and work space
  • Display Stands: Sturdy display stands including clothing racks, busts and mannequins
  • Note: We do not sell toys, furniture, towels and bedding, under garments, swim wear, cosmetics, or religious items
  • For a list of in-kind donations that our emergency shelter is currently accepting, please visit our Wish List


Donation Drop Off Location:
YW Thrift Boutique
102 King St. West, Kitchener


Donation Drive

If you are interested in doing a donation drive for YW Thrift Boutique with your friends, family or workplace, please contact us:
Phone: 226-751-6898



Financial Donation