More Than Just a Safe Place

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 the Crisis Shelter and Residence:

Microwavable bowls, cups, and mugs


All new swim suits for women and children, sun hats, and sunscreen. No used items please.

New multi pack generic crew neck t-shirts sizes M-XL

New sweat pants of various sizes

New bedding for single beds

New towels and face cloths

Unopened shampoo and conditioner, and feminine hygiene products

New pyjamas, socks, and underwear in various women’s and children’s sizes

Disposable diapers and baby wipes (including Little Swimmers diapers)

New baby bottles and nipples

New dish cloths and towels

Grocery and phone gift cards of any denomination


  •  YWCA Saskatoon does not issue charitable tax receipts for items on the current needs list
  • YWCA Saskatoon is a nut free and scent free facility
  • We do not accept used clothing or household items
  • We do not accept aerosol containers, hairspray, kitchen knives and other sharp items, men’s items
  • We do not accept unsolicited donations of food 

For questions about making a donation or to arrange an appointment to make a donation, please phone us directly at (306) 244-7034.

Donation of Used Items

Please note: the Opportunity Shop will closed from Feb. 10th-22nd while they relocate to a new retail space. The new location will be 1 – 511 First Avenue North.

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

4- 511 First Ave N (until Feb. 18th 2018)

1 – 511 First Ave N (after Feb. 22nd 2018)

(306) 242-8002

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.