The Port Alberni Shelter is always in need of donations. We regularly house up to 40 people or more, so we are always in need of food, housewares, hygiene products and clothing in good repair. The Shelter welcomes a variety of canned food; vegetables, fruit, soup, and tuna, in any size. We also accept donations of dry goods such as rice and pasta, macaroni and cheese, cereal, coffee and peanut butter. Other items that are useful include batteries (AAA, AA), feminine hygiene products, zip-Lock bags, garbage bags, deodorant, tissues and/or toilet paper, sewing kits, and band-aids.
For clothing items; we are always in need of men's clothing and footwear. Socks, new under garments, blankets, sleeping bags and jackets are always a good bet. Every donation helps support our programs including linens, home decor, housewares, and bath items such as travel size soaps, shampoos and toothpaste. By donating your new or gently used items, you help keep quality reusable items from being discarded and you can make a big difference in the lives of those in need.
How do we make use of your donations? Our shelter not only helps the people under our roof, but we also help other in need. Through our community support program, we provide supportive services to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. These services include personal clothing needs, household items, food hampers, and meals. This program is highly dependent on your donations so please help us out today by dropping off your donation at the Port Alberni Shelter Society, 3978-8th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC. If you have any questions about donating to the shelter, please feel free to give us a call at 250-723-6511.