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Community Cupboard, Shelter, and Groups/Counselling

Due to limited storage space, we only accept the following donations at WRRC:

If you wish to donate an item that is not listed below please call WRRC and confirm that we are able to accept it. If you have a large donation (eg. Couch) please call the agency and we can advise you on whether or not we have a need for that item. We may not necessarily be able to accept it immediately as we have limited storage.

Items for Food Cupboard, Programs, & Group

Our Food Cupboard has a full fridge and freezer. We accept both perishable and non-perishable donations. Please feel free to call if you are unsure about an item you wish to donate.*

  • Fresh or Frozen Fruits and Vegetables
  • Condiments and Spreads (Peanut Butter, Jam, Sauces, Dips)
  • School snacks (Including juice boxes, granola bars, apple sauce, fruit snacks, etc.)
  • Soups and Canned Food (Items other than chick peas, beans and tomato soup are greatly appreciated)
  • Pasta and Rice
  • Dairy Items (Yogurt, milk, eggs, cheese)
  • Breads (Bagels, Buns, English Muffins and more)
  • Meats (Canned, Frozen or Fresh)
  • Treats (Chips and Candy)
  • Baking Supplies (Flour, Butter, Sugar, Cake Mix, Icing, etc.)
  • Frozen Meals (Such as pizza, chicken fingers, burgers, fries, etc.)
  • Drinks (Coffee, Tea, Water bottles, Juice)

Hygiene Items: (New and Unopened)

  • Diapers
  • Pads/Tampons
  • Razors
  • Spa items or Hair dye for self-care nights
  • Hair brushes
  • Tooth Brushes
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Body wash, deodorant, face wash
  • Toilet Paper, Kleenex

Household items/others:

  • Towels
  • Tupperware & water containers, thermoses
  • Journals & art supplies (for school, individual sessions & groups)
  • Bubbles & play do (children’s therapy)
  • Paper products (Kleenex, paper towels, toilet paper)
  • Laundry soap & dryer sheets
  • Dish soap
  • New pillows and sheet sets  (Single & Double)
  • Baby Monitors
  • New pajamas, underwear & socks (women and children all sizes)


Financial Gifts

We receive approximately 75% of our operating budget from government sources, the remainder of our annual budget comes from the generosity of donors, foundations and revenue generating initiatives. View our Financial Audited Statement 2012.

A donation to WRRC will be used to offset our costs. This could mean a safe warm place to stay, support in making a decision about a new beginning, navigating the complicated court and housing systems, and provides basic needs in a crisis.

You can give online through our Canada Helps account

or, by contacting us directly at:

Women’s Rural Resource Centre
145 Beech Street, Strathroy, ON N7G 1K9
Tel: 519-246-1526 Fax: 519-246-1422


Tax Receipts

We provide tax receipts for all monetary donations over $10. Individual donors are eligible for tax receipts. Tax receipts are not provided for gift in-kind donations. For more information please email or call 519-246-1526.


Donor Bill of Rights

We support the Donor Bill of Rights (Association of Fundraising Professionals AFP) and believe in being transparent and respectful to our donors.