In Kind Donation Update

WINGS appreciates your new and gently used donations!

Due to Covid-19, we have developed new protocol regarding the donation of in kind items. Donations will be accepted by appointment only - 780-426-4985.

Our staff are taking important steps to protect the health of the women and children at WINGS, and can only accept the priority items listed below in our WISH LIST. We must closely monitor the quantity of in kind donations being received as we have limited space, and these donations must go through a quarantine process. Due to this process, in kind donations are distributed to the families less frequently in order to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19. WINGS must also protect the health of its staff and community, and may be unable to accept in-kind donations at various times.

We are grateful to have many wonderful friends in our community who support our families with in kind donations. We appreciate your continued kindness and patience.

Please consider making a financial donation that will assist us with food, resources, and supplies during this time.

Wish List

  • NEW: Twin sheet sets and Comforters - for both Moms and children
  • NEW: Protective twin mattress covers – waterproof
  • Decorative pillows – Living room and bedrooms
  • Household decorative items
  • Silverware
  • Coffee Makers / Blenders / Crock Pots
  • Mixing bowls
  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Can Openers
  • Pots and pans
  • Baking sheets – square and round
  • Fans
  • Brooms and Dustpans / Mops and Buckets
  • Garbage cans
  • Storage containers
  • Women’s Clothing (all sizes, for ages 20-40)
  • Children’s Clothing (all sizes and ages)

*** Aacceptance of clothing donations will be limited. Thank you for understanding ***

Facts About Family Violence

In 2009, 64% of those with children who experienced violence by an ex-spouse indicated that a child had seen or heard the violence.

(Canada Department of Justice: About Family Violence)

Violence against women happens in all cultures and religions, in all ethnic and racial communities, at every age, and in every income group.

Women's Voices

I am a mom living in WINGS at the moment with my beautiful kids. I came to WINGS because I was in another shelter, which was only a 21 day stay. They suggested I to WINGS because they provide support and have programs that help with domestic abuse.

I came to Canada as an immigrant and met my spouse here. I was physically and mentally abused by my spouse. He isolated me from society. I wasn’t allowed to to work or to school. I wasn’t even allowed to grocery shopping or to visit family or friends.

WINGS changed that for me. They helped me to grow and showed me that I have the right to be treated as a human being. My counsellor is the best; she helps me to deal with my situation. Now I can speak; I am independent. I can drive a car and I am looking forward to ing to school and work. Thanks to WINGS I can get financially stable and they have made me stronger and a more positive person. This place is a home to me and my children and I wish I could stay here forever.