Out of the Cold Emergency Shelter

Supplies Needed

Thank you so much for your interest in donating to Out of the Cold! The shelter would not be able to operate without the generosity of people like you! In order to best support the shelter, please read the donation information below.

On this page we list all items that we are currently in need of. Due to storage limitations, we restrict donations to items on our needs list. We cannot accept items which are not on the list (childrens clothes, summer clothes, houseware items.) Our needs list is updated weekly.
We ask that all clothing items be clean when donated. 

Thank you so much for respecting these requests. We truly value your support.

If you have any questions about our needs, or want to organize a time to drop off donations please contact the Shelter Coordinator by email at halifaxwintershelter@gmail.com or volunteerotcs@gmail.com
OTCS Needs List
***Please note that the shelter is a PEANUT-FREE space
We also CANNOT accept donations including mouthwash, aftershave, or hand sanitizer.***

Shelter Needs
Hair brushes/combs
NEW underwear/long johns
$5 McDonald's gift cards
$5 Tim Horton's gift cards
Hand warmers
Feet warmers
Juice boxes
Juice mixes/ juice crystals
Peanut-free granola bars
Ground coffee (regular and decaf)
Sandwich meats and cheeses
Reusable shopping bags