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Where To Donate In Kelowna This Holiday Season


Kelowna Women’s Shelter

Kelowna Women’s Shelter offers a safe place to stay, and essentials such as food, clothing, and toiletries for women who have to flee quickly and don’t have time to prepare. Women in need are provided with emergency housing at a confidential location, as well as crisis intervention, support and outreach counselling, and children’s programs.

Members of the public are invited to donate money to this important organization, and those interested can do so here.

Quality used items are also welcome and can be dropped of from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

For a comprehensive list of items most needed, or wish list items such as phone cards, movie passes, toiletries, pyjamas, and baby items, visit here.

CONTACT:
 
  • Admin: 778-478-7774
  • E-mail: info@kelownawomensshelter.ca
  • Address: PO Box 20193, RPO Towne Centre, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9H2
  • 24/7 HELP LINE: 250-763-1040

Inn From The Cold Kelowna

Inn From The Cold – Kelowna, offers emergency overnight shelter to people living on the street during the coldest winter months, providing people in need with food, clothing, and toiletries.

You can support this organization’s important cause by bringing these items to their Free Store at 109-1262 St Paul Street from Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Financial donations can be made online here or, by cheque send a cheque to PO Box 21130, Orchard Park, RPO, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9N8. Donations more than $20 are eligible for a tax receipt.

CONTACT:
  • Winter Shelter: 1157 Sutherland Avenue. 250.448.5153
    Hours: 7 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.

  • Office Address: 109-1262 St. Paul Street Kelowna, B.C.
    Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30, Mon-Thur.
    Office: 778-363-6403
    Case Management: 778-363-6404


Kelowna Santas

Kelowna Santas is a grassroots, volunteer initiative that works to provide a better Christmas for less fortunate children that live in Lake Country, Kelowna and West Kelowna.

Participating Drop Locations will be collecting new, unwrapped toys until December 12 at 4:30 pm, which will be delivered to families in need on December 22nd and 23rd.

Volunteers are needed to wrap and deliver presents.

Wrap Party: December 17 from 11a.m. to 4 p.m., hosted by Orchard Ford, where toys will be sorted by gender and age and wrapped accordingly. Sign up as a volunteer to join in on the fun and help to make a memorable Christmas for deserving families in need.

Delivery drivers: Kelowna Santas need a few reindeers to get the sleigh moving. Register to volunteer as a delivery driver on Dec. 22nd and 23rd. Drivers will pick up the wrapped gifts and deliver them to families in need.

For gift ideas, head on over here. Or visit Kelowna Santas here


Candy Cane Lane and the Kelowna Food Bank

Candy Cane Lane consists of several connecting streets in a quiet Rutland neighbourhood, where houses are decorated with spectacular Christmas lights and holiday displays for the month of December. It’s free to visit, but residents ask that visitors bring non-perishable items to donate to local food banks.

LOCATION:

Gramiak Road, Kelowna

HOURS:

From 5 p.m. until bedtime, every night.

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