You can support Phoenix with gifts of goods or services. Phoenix is often the beneficiary of generous in-kind donations that allow us to provide the essential day-to-day support for our programs.
Examples of in-kind gifts include:
- Goods, such as groceries, gently used clothing, personal care items, or bus tickets.
- Services, such as volunteer hours.
- Expertise, such as tax, legal, or business advice.
In-kind donations of goods or services is a great way to show support for your community by providing the essential resources needed to help build a brighter future for our youth, families, and communities.
To donate new and gently used items directly to Phoenix, bring them to:
- Phoenix Youth Shelter – 1094 Tower Rd., Halifax
- Phoenix Centre for Youth – 6035 Coburg Rd., Halifax
See a full list of the In Kind gifts that Phoenix accepts below:
Help youth travel within the city safely to and from Phoenix, jobs, interviews, school and more.
Allow youth the independence of choosing what they need and when. Examples include grocery stores, clothing stores, phone cards and movies.
Provide youth with healthy food options. Examples include canned foods, pasta, nuts and dried foods.
Gently Used or New Clothing
Ensure young people are well-equipped for outdoor weather. We accept both winter wear (coats, gloves, scarves, toques and blankets) and summer wear (t-shirts, bathing suits, shorts, khakis and rain jackets) that is youth appropriate.
Personal Care Items
Contribute to the health and self-esteem of our youth. Examples include deodorant, facecloths, razors, feminine hygiene products, travel-sized laundry detergent, sunscreen and skin cream. No alcohol-based mouthwash, please.
New Socks and Underwear
Provide youth with the basics to keep them comfortable. We accept both regular and thermal underwear, along with hand and feet warmers.
Items for Children Under 5
Phoenix has a Parent Support Program for young parents. We are happy to receive diapers, clothing, wet-wipes, hats/mittens, unwrapped toys, baby food and children’s books.
Think “apartment starter kit” and give youth the tools they need to succeed in their own home environment. Examples include towels, facecloths, dish towels, dish cloths, pots and pans, dishes, can openers, linens, blankets, pillows, shower curtain and hooks, etc.
*We are typically unable to accept donations of furniture. Please contact a member of our team if you have a furniture item you wish to donate.