Volunteer Coordinator | Harvey Heather volunteer@oaktable.ca
Phone #: 204-691-8787

Best of the Best - We need these items all the time

Tuna & Canned Meat

 

  • Tuna, salmon, canned ham, canned chicken
  • Margarine, mustard and mayonnaise
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Protein Bars
  • Napkins
  • Wooden stir sticks
  • Fresh or canned Fruit
  • Ziplock sandwich bags
  • Recyclable sandwich bags
Shampoo

 

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Bar soap
  • Shampoo
  • Body lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products (tampons, pads, panty-liners )
  • Combs and brushes (new) 
  • Although small toothpaste, soap, shampoo and lotion are preferred, we understand because of Covid and decreased travel they are not available as they one were.  Larger items will be gratefully accepted.
Razor
  • Disposable razors - men and women
  • Shaving cream
underwear
  • Men’s and women’s underwear, new only (Size Medium & Large)
  • Men’s undershirts 
  • Gently used or new athletic shoes for men and women
  • Adult backpacks, day packs
  • Diabetic socks (no regular socks please)

Seasonal Needs

winter gloves

Items needed October-March

  • Mitts, gloves (warm and water resistant)
  • Scarves Hats Toques
  • Winter weight socks for men and women
  • Long underwear
  • Winter parkas for men and women
boots

​​​​​​Items needed October - March 

  • Winter boots (not dress boots) for men and women (no high heeled boots)
  • Hand warmers
  • Blankets 
  • Senior bus tickets / money to purchase bus tokens
baseball hat

Items needed April - September

  • Baseball hats
  • Running Shoes (gently used)
  • Short Sleeved T-Shirts
  • Summer weight socks - Men & Women
  • Underwear - Men & Women
sunscreen

Items needed April-September

  • Sunscreen
  • Re-usable water bottles
  • Backpacks (new or gently used)
  • Hand Sanitizer (small)
  • Bus tickets for Seniors or money to buy tokens
  • Reusable cloth bags (washed)

Accepted items

toothpaste
  • Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
  • Mouthwash without alcohol
  • Reading Glasses
  • Dental floss
  • Denture cleaner
  • Lip salve
  • Body wash
  • Facial tissue
  • Toilet tissue
  • Hand sanitizer with alcohol
  • Hair conditioner
  • Ear swabs
  • Bandaids
  • Polysporin
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
Diabetic socks
  • Caps
  • Diabetic socks (We are well stocked for all other socks)
  • T-shirt’s
  • Sweatpants
  • Rain jackets
  • Rain ponchos
  • Bras
  • New insoles
  • Shoelaces
Canned fish and meat

 

  • Canned Tuna, Chicken, Ham, Salmon
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Margarine
  • Peanut butter (small) for food-kits
  • Jam
  • Ground coffee
  • Black tea bags
  • Sugar
  • Chicken and beef broth powder
  • Canned mushrooms
  • Canned Beans
  • Canned fruit
  • Protein drinks
  • Protein bars
Office Supplies

 

  • New pens and pencils
  • New markers
  • Scissors
  • Notebooks and journals
  • Blank canvases 
  • Blank cards - 4x6 or 5x7
  • Card stock

ITEMS WE DO NOT ACCEPT

phone

Please call the office at 204-416-2240

The items we request through our in-kind donation program are based on the current needs of our guests.  To support Oak Table in efficiently delivering our mission, we ask that your donations do not include items that are on this list, as we have limited storage capacity and staff resources.

Not accepted

 

  • Lingerie
  • Jewellery
  • Cleaning supplies
  • New or used makeup
  • Hairspray
  • Mouthwash or hand sanitizer with alcohol
  • Sports equipment
  • Hunting supplies
  • Fishing equipment
Not Accepted

 

  • Dress shoes
  • Dresses
  • Slips
  • Suits
  • Dressshirts
  • Dress coats or jackets
  • Pajamas or robes
  • Slippers
  • Costumes
Not Accepted

 

  • Furniture
  • Televisions
  • Kitchenware
  • Cookware
  • Electronics
  • Pictures and other decor
  • Curtains and drapes
  • Placemats and tablecloths