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Due to COVID restrictions, we are accepting only one bag of donated clothing/housewares per visit, effective Monday, January 4, 2021, until further notice. We ask that clothing donations be of seasonal (fall & winter) items. For a full list of all accepted and not-accepted items click here.

We can only accept the Following Items:
(Please ensure all items are packed in a bag or box weighing up to 18 kg.)

· Accessories and bags
· Clothing (seasonal and one bag only, please)
· Curtains
· General cloth items – bedding and bath items
· Shoes and boots
· Sleeping bags
· Bakeware
· Barware
· Bath items
· Cookware/pots and pans
· Cutlery, utensils
· Decorative accents
· Small household appliances (blenders, irons, hand mixers etc.)
· Tableware

We are unable to accept donations of Christmas trees and ornaments at this time.

Donations can be dropped off at the Good Shepherd Venture Centre at 155 Cannon Street East, Hamilton. Donation drop-off hours are from 9 am to 3 pm, Monday to Friday. 

After hours and weekend donations can be dropped off at The Good Shepherd Centre, 135 Mary Street, Hamilton. For drop-off arrangements for large quantities, please call 905.972.9485 x2210.

For information regarding food drives, or to conduct a food drive on our behalf, please contact us at 905.527.6435 or email us

Get Behind Us Fundraiser

Get Behind Us is a fundraising initiative to ensure everyone in our City has access to new underwear and basic necessities. Click here to support the Get Behind Us fundraiser

Give a Mask

Use the coupon code: GOODSHEPHERD to purchase reusable cloth masks from Give a Mask. When this code is used, you will receive 10% off your purchase and with each mask you purchase, one will be donated to Good Shepherd. https://www.giveamask.ca/


Please note that for safety reasons, we are unable to accept used toys and car seats.

Furniture donations must be pre-approved before drop-off. Please contact Brother Terence Aylward at 905.972.9485 x2210.

We are an official charity partner with Homeless Cars Canada Foundation. If you have a car to donate, please visit www.homelesscars.ca

Charitable Registration Numbers:

Good Shepherd Centre Hamilton: 13063 6798 RR0001
Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes: 12911 4377 RR0001

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