Donate items

Please contact us by email at objects@chezdoris.org to inquire about our existing needs, though our most needed items are described below.




Chez Doris receives many wonderful donations from the community and businesses, however, there are certain items that we are currently lacking.  Please consider donating as many of the following items as you wish:

Clothing (Must be clean and in good condition, or new)

  • Leggings (sizes small and medium)

Hygiene items (Must be new and unopened)

  • Products for frizzy and textured hair
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Shower gel
  • Deodorant

Household products (Must be new and unopened)

  • Ziploc bags (all sizes, but especially extra-large bags)

Clients regularly have access to our clothing room to select clothing that they may need. We encourage clothing companies who have large quantities of new clothing to contact us by email at objets@chezdoris.org.

Our clothing needs are the following:

All year long:

  • Hooded sweatshirts, tops and t-shirts
  • Bras
  • Underwear
  • Socks and stockings
  • Pyjamas
  • Pants, jeans, leggings, and sweatpants
  • Comfortable shoes

Summer season:

  • Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Summer blouses
  • Flat sandals and flip-flops
  • One piece bathing suits
  • Raincoat and umbrellas

Winter season:

  • Hooded sweatshirts, tops and t-shirts
  • Coats
  • Windbreakers and snowpants
  • Hats, scarves, gloves and mitts
  • Boots

We also accept old and damaged wool sweaters to make mittens. Must be 100% wool. Coloured, patterned, and textured pullovers are greatly appreciated.


Toiletries must be new. Welcome donations are:

  • Combs, hair brushes, hair elastics
  • Shampoos and other hair products
  • Hair dyes
  • Sanitary pads, tampons
  • Deodorant, body spray
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss
  • Cosmetics, such as make-up and nail polishes
  • Kleenex
  • Band-Aids, first aid kits, latex gloves
  • Unopened and non-expired ointments and pain-relievers such as aspirin
  • Unopened and non-expired multi-vitamins
  • Sun screen
  • Adult diapers
Gift cards

Gift cards in low denominations are distributed to homeless women during statutory holidays, in gift bags during the holidays, are used for outings, may be used to establish women in apartments, and meet our own operational needs.  Welcome gift card donations may be for:


  • Coffee shops and fast food restaurants
  • Movie passes
  • Pharmaceutical and grocery stores
  • Home renovation stores
  • Bus tickets.

Office supplies:

  • Light bulbs
  • Copy paper
  • Pens
  • Tape
  • File folders: legal and letter size
  • Post-it-notes
  • Postage stamps
  • Envelopes
  • White Out


Household products:

  • Bath towels
  • New, plastic ustensils and plates
  • Laundry detergent
  • Garbage bags – large and small
  • Kitchen supplies: All types – including Ziplock bags, aluminum foil, saran wrap

Please note that we no longer accept food donations. Our food basket program has been replaced by a monthly distribution of grocery gift cards. With food costs rising at an alarming rate, this program is vital for our clients, and their children, experiencing food security.

Thus far, the grocery gift cards have had a remarkably positive impact on both the mental and physical health of participating clients. It not only ensures that they have a dignified and autonomous shopping experience but also allows them to access wholesome food choices, in keeping with their preferences.

If you would like to contribute to our Grocery Gift Card Program, please contact our Donations Coordinator at (514) 937-2341 ext. 228 or by email at objets@chezdoris.org

Other items

Gift baskets, concert or sporting event tickets, spa packages and quality company merchandise are ideal gifts to give your organization presence at our events. 

Used Car Donation

Chez Doris does not have the material and logistical resources to accept a car donation, which is why we have partnered with Donate a Car Canada.

By going through this intermediary, you will be provided free towing, or you can drop off your vehicle at one of the available service points to maximize your donation.

When you donate your car, truck, motorcycle, or other vehicle through Donate a Car Canada, it will either be recycled or resold, depending on its condition, age and location. You will receive a tax receipt after your car donation has been processed.

For more information, you can visit the Donate a Car Canada website

We are most grateful to donors who provide us with specific items needed.