Each month, CFUW-Stratford Club donates items to Optimism Place, Women’s Shelter and Support Services.  Optimism Place provides secure, protective housing for 8 weeks or more for women with or without children. We also offer a wide range of free and confidential support services. Please bring your donation to our Seasonal Celebration lunch on December 9th or to our General Meetings in January, February, March, April and May.

A Word From Optimism Place about their WISH LIST

 Women come to us in utter desperation. They come alone, at night, in the cold. They come without cash or clothes or toothpaste. They bring babies with no diapers, kids with no shoes and hearts with no hope.

With your help we can give these women the small things that restore their dignity while they stay with us and learn to heal.

Donations can be dropped off Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12 noon, but please call ahead to arrange your delivery.

519-271-5310 ext. 31. Also, we are most grateful for your donations, but please no drop-offs on weekends.

Thank you for your generosity!

WISH LIST: updated July 5, 2016

To support Optimism Place at Christmas we have a few suggestions, different themes for different days: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Years Eve.

For more information on donations of items please call Julie or Susan at: 519-271-5310 x 31 or
email: earlyintervention@optimismplace.com.

HIGH PRIORITY items highlighted in PINK.

We accept very good condition or new items please.

URGENT: TWIN BED SHEETS

FOOD

  • Non- perishable food items
  • Children’s lunch treats, drinking boxes, snackables etc.
  • Cereal hot & cold

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Small fans
  • Alarm clocks/clock radios
  • Batteries; 9-volt, AA, AAA
  • Bus passes/tickets
  • Telephone cards
  • YMCA passes

GIFT CERTIFICATES

  • Food and clothing, restaurants, manicures and pedicures, massages, movies

WINTER NEEDS

  • WOMEN: Boots, jogging and yoga pants
  • CHILDREN: Boots size 12, 13 & up, snow suits size 3, 4 & 5

PAPER PRODUCTS AND CLEANING SUPPLIES

  • Toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex
  • Detergent and cleaning products

KITCHENWARE

  • Tupperware or Rubbermaid containers
  • Baking pans, cake, loaf, cookie & muffin

SMALL APPLIANCES

  • Toasters, coffee makers, tea kettles, mixers
  • Pot and pans

HOUSEWARES

  • Twin sheets and pillow cases
  • Measuring cups and spoons

PERSONAL HYGIENE

  • Mouthwash, Q-tips
  • Women’s shaving cream
  • Hair brushes

MAKE UP

  • Lipstick, mascara, foundation, eye shadow, eye liners, blush, makeup brushes
  • Facial cleansers, facial lotion, body lotions
  • Make up bag

BABY SUPPLIES

  • Baby wipes
  • Diaper-rash cream
  • NEW Diaper Genies and refills

HEALTH

  • Tylenol, etc.

Thank you, but no used clothing is needed at this time.

Go to the Optimism Place Wish List on line by clicking the link below:

Optimism Place Wish List

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