September Needed Items List

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.

September 2018 Needed Items List

Download/Print the September 2018_Needed Items List (pdf format) Back-to-School Needs
  • *Backpacks
  • *Lunch pails and pencil cases
  • Dividers and report covers
  • Pens, Highlighters, white out
  • Pencils and sharpeners
  • Glue Sticks
  • *Colouring Supplies (pencil crayons, markers, crayons)
  • Geometry sets
  • Calculators
  • Combination Locks
  • *School Snacks
  • *Drink Boxes
Shelter Needs
  • *Bus tickets
  • *Batteries (AAA, C & D)
  • Baby monitors
  • Hair brushes
  • Deodorant
  • New women’s slippers (all sizes)
  • *Shampoo & conditioner
  • *Lotion & body wash
Food Needs
  • *Baby fruits and juices
  • *Herbal tea and hot chocolate
  • *Yogurts and puddings
  • *School lunch snacks & drink boxes
  • *Coffee and coffee whitener
  • Cake mixes & cake icing
  • Pasta sauce & pasta noodles
  • Vegetable/beef/chicken broths & stock
  • *Cereal, crackers, granola bars
  • Canned vegetables, beans, fruits
  • Olive/canola oil
Kitchen Shelter Needs
  • *Electric  frying pans & flat grills
  • Rice cookers
  • *Forks and spoons
  • Dish towels, aprons, tea towels
  • *Can openers
  • *Ziplock bags (sandwich & snack sizes)
Gift Cards *Grocery Cards, White Oaks Mall, Wal-Mart, Movie Theaters, Shoppers Drug Mart, Dollarama, Tim Horton’s, Hair Salons, Chapters, and Winners. * urgently needed items

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 the following:

  • 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.