100% of all donations go directly to helping local youth.

The Kingston Youth Shelter relies greatly upon the generosity of the community to continue to provide youth with the necessary support they need to move forward.

Financial Support

Donate Now

Kingston Youth Shelter has incredibly low overhead costs.  Our building is provided to us rent free by the Hotel Dieu Hospital – this means your contributions go directly to our youth programming. Tax receipts are issued for donations of $10 or more. Click here to donate. 

The Kingston Youth Shelter accepts donations online, by mail, or in person. Please consider supporting vulnerable youth today. No donation is too small – please help support us today!

Amazon Wish List

Our Wish List has items that are frequently needed for our emergency shelter and transition homes. These items go a long way toward maintaining a healthy and happy environment for our youth in need. Click here to see our Wish List.


Other ways you can help

Ongoing Needs


  • Non-perishable food items (soup, cereal, granola bars, pasta, etc.)
  • Milk
  • Bread
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Meat
  • Vegetables
  • Coffee / Tea / Juice
  • Water bottles


  • Dish soap
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Multipurpose cleaner
  • Floor cleaner 
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Garbage bags
  • Laundry detergent (for high efficiency machines)
  • Dryer sheets
  • Batteries (AAA and AA)
  • First aid kits (bandages, gauze, disposable gloves, alcohol wipes, antibiotic ointment, etc.)
  • Toilet paper
  • Facial tissues
  • Paper towels


  • Gift Cards (Tim Hortons, McDonalds, Subway, etc)
  • Board games and puzzles
  • New shower curtains
  • Backpacks and school supplies
  • Bus passes (multi-ride passes)
  • Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Points

Personal Care Items

  • Clothing (new or gently used)
  • Lounge clothing (yoga pants, sweatpants, t-shirts)
  • Underwear (new only)
  • Bras (new only)
  • Hair brushes/combs
  • Hair elastics
  • Soap
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Deoderant
  • Razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Period products
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Have an item you would like to donate, but it’s not listed here?

Please call 613-549-4236 to speak with one of our Counsellors or email

2020 Holiday Wishlist

As we serve youth between the ages of 16-24, here are some age-appropriate gifts:

  • Gift Cards (Grocery, Tim Hortons, McDonalds, etc)
  • Movie Passes
  • Bus Passes
  • Earbuds
  • Portable chargers
  • Slippers
  • Pyjamas
  • Books or DVDs
  • Stocking Stuffers (chocolate, candy, notebooks, small gifts)