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Due to current COVID-19 and related health concerns, these are the only urgent items that we are currently accepting: 

Please note that due to COVID-19 we are only accepting NEW items at this time. Thank you!


T-shirts: Boys & Girls (2yrs - 12yrs)
Boys (non-jeans) Pants:(age 4-5yrs)
Shorts: Boys & Girls (2yr - 12yrs)
Non-Fleece Pajamas Boys & Girls (18mos. - 10yrs)
Baby/Toddler Socks (Up to age 3yrs)
Girls Leggings (3yrs - 12yrs)  

Formula (powdered Enfamil A+, age 0 to 1)
Baby food
Gerber bottles
Enfamil A+ formula
Good Start formula
Baby rattles
Baby hardboard books
Summer hats
Fruit and Nut-free granola bars

Juice boxes
1-liter fruit juice
Fruit Snacks
No nut granola bars
Goldfish crackers

Pots and pans - small
Sharp kitchen knives
Tea kettle
Waffle maker

Bubbles or bubble machine
Outdoor chalk
Banzai "Wigglin" Waterpillar
Balls - All sizes
"Play Day" hopscotch game
Toys for sand
Hula Hoops
Trains (individual sets)
"Little People" toy sets
Play-doh and accessories
Crayola sets



Queen Size Comforters 
Queen Size sheet sets
Queen Size mattress protector covers
Twin Comforters
Twin Sheet sets 
Bath Towels 
Hand Towels
Face Cloths 
Box of Rags Either Home Depot or Costco
Dish Soap
Laundry Detergent HE
Dryer Sheets
Toilet Bowl Brushes & Stand
Disinfecting Wipes
Shampoo and Conditioner
Women’s Body Wash
Household cleaning supplies
DVD players
DVDs- all ages
Coffee Maker
Brooms and Dustpans

Bubbles or bubble machine
Outdoor chalk
Balls - All sizes
"Play Day" hopscotch game
Hula Hoops small and large
Collapsible folding outdoor utility wagon 
Bug catchers/ outdoor explorer kits
Outside storage container – Suncast 50 gallon outdoor resin deck storage box with seat - Walmart

"Little People" toy sets
Play-doh and accessories
Tissue paper
Medium size gift bags (for birthday gifts 1-18 yr olds)
Crayola craft sets
Dolls and accessories
24-48 piece puzzles
Sketch Pads
Infant Toys (i.e. rattlers, mobiles, teething toys, etc.) 

Teen Gifts
Ear bud style headphones skull candy or Sony (Walmart, Best Buy, London Drugs)
Youth grooming kits (male and female 12-18years)
Make-up kits
Hair supplies
Craft kits
Adult style colouring books
Gift cards for Cineplex, Tim Horton’s, 7-11, McDonalds and Dollarama


If you are able to donate these requested items, it is preferred that you order from local stores who deliver or amazon and have them shipped to:

Crisis Nursery
845 McDougall Road N.E. 
Calgary, Alberta
T2E 5A5

Brenda's House 
1921 28 Street S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
T3E 2H1






Please contact Megan Rietze at 403.999.6785 if you would like to drop off these items to arrange a drop-off time. 

Toy Donations

We welcome donations of new or gently used toys that are in good repair. Due to storage space and holiday season activities, no used toys can be accepted between December 1 and January 15th.

Textile Donations

We are always in need of clothes for newborns and children up to 18 years old. Children at the Crisis Nursery often leave with clothes they are given, so the Children's Cottage is always replenishing our closet. We accept new or gently used items that are in good repair and have been cleaned prior to delivery from January 16 to November 30. Due to storage space and holiday season activities, no used clothing can be accepted between December 1 and January 15th.

Baby Swings and Bouncers

We are able to accept gently used baby swings and bouncers. For details on other equipment, see below.

Unable to Accept

Due to health and safety regulations and storage space issues, the Children's Cottage Society is unable to accept:

  • Used baby bottles, soothers, sippy cups
  • Used stuffed animals or plush toys
  • Used children’s apparatus/equipment (high chairs, cribs, car seats, playpens, etc.)
  • Used mattresses (of any size)
  • Used furniture (including children’s furniture)
  • Used household appliances

The Holiday Season

During the holiday season, we have a special wish list of items for children and families available on our website. Because we have limited storage space, we kindly request that you do not donate used items of any description from December 1 to January 15.

Tax Receipts

The Children’s Cottage Society issues tax receipts for monetary donations over $20. Children’s Cottage is unable to issue tax receipts for item donations. If you have any questions regarding tax receipts please contact or Megan Rietze at 403.999.6785