Festive Wish List & December Needed Items

Anova operates two 24-hour Emergency Shelters in London. Reducing operating costs for the shelters through donations from the public helps ensure our essential services continue to be free of charge for abused women and children. Anova, formerly Women’s Community House and Sexual Assault Centre London.

Festive Wish List & December Needed Items

Download/Print the Festive Wish & December Needed Items List (pdf format) FestiveWishList2017 Children/Teen Holiday Gifts (please donate unwrapped new gifts)
  • Slippers, socks, underwear – new
  • Pajamas (all sizes) - new
  • Board games, puzzles, books – new
  • Gifts for teen girls & boys:music players, ipods, winter wear, movie passes, board games, head sets, spa sets and hygiene gift sets.
  • Gifts for infants/toddlers/young children
  • Gifts for tween girls & boys (ages 10+)
Women Holiday Gifts (please donate unwrapped new gifts)
  • Socks, underwear, pajamas – new
  • Bathrobes & slippers – new
  • Bath sets, makeup, nail care sets
  • Phone cards
  • Sheets, blankets, throws & linens – new
  • Hair brushes & self-care items
  • Radios & music players
  • Adult colouring books & pencil crayons
  • Hat, scarf, mitt sets – new
  • Small housewares – new
Gift Cards White Oaks Mall, Wal-Mart, Movie Theaters, Shoppers Drug Mart, McDonalds, Sub Way, Domino’s Pizza, Dollarama, Hair Salons, Chapters, Tim Horton’s, Winners, and Grocery Stores. Food Needs
  • School lunch snacks
  • Juice boxes
  • Cake mixes & cake icing
  • Pasta sauce & pasta noodles
  • Vegetable/beef/chicken broths & stock
  • Cereal, crackers, granola bars
  • Canned vegetables, beans, fruits
  • Olive/canola oil
Shelter Needs
  • Microwaves – new
  • Upright vacuum – new
  • Silverware – new/used
  • Kettles – new
  • Baby monitors – new
  • Diapers (size 4,5,6)
  • Bus tickets (Adults)
  • Toilet paper, paper towels, tissue boxes
  • Baby care (lotion, shampoo, diaper cream)

Donation Drop-off Location:

Donations are accepted (Monday through Friday), at the Anova Wellington Shelter located at 101 Wellington Road. To help us protect and store items, please package your donations in plastic bags or containers. Regrettably, we are unable to accept all donations received from the community.

Items we are not able to accept:

  • out-of-season clothing
  • bulk garage sale leftovers
  • large appliances, furniture or bikes
  • used stuffed animals/fabric toys
  • baby equipment or furniture due to health and safety reasons


Anova greatly appreciates our supportive community! The monthly Needed Items List can be sent to you via e-mail, fax or by mail. Join our distribution list today by sending an e-mail to Katie or by calling 519-642-3003 ext 2253.