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Below are various ways you can help make a difference in the lives of women and children escaping violence and abuse

Please Note: Although we are grateful for donations and your generosity, we DO NOT accept gently used donations of any kind.  For gently used donations please consider donating to Mission Thrift Store located at 1300 Simcoe Street North in Oshawa.  We have a partnership with this store that allows our clients to access clothing and small household items from their location FREE of charge.  They can be reached at 905-720-2430 to inquire about their donation drop off schedule.  To learn more about their mission and philanthropy work - Watch This Video.

Gift cards  - The Gift of Choice allows our women to choose the items that she and her family need the most

Consider gift cards to local grocery and chain stores (Ex: Walmart, Giant Tiger, Dollarama, Canadian Tire, No Frills, FreshCo, etc) that sell a wide variety of items that our families may need to help get them on their feet after leaving the shelter. On occasion, gift cards may also be used to purchase items that are needed to support our clients while they are still residing in the shelter (e.g., clothing, toiletries, groceries etc for our clients’ use). 

Other great local gift card ideas in any denomination include Presto Cards, Oshawa Center, Michaels, Mastermind Toys, Tim Hortons, McDonalds, Dairy Queen, etc

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT GIFT CARDS: Please do not purchase prepaid Visa/Mastercard gift cards to donate.  Most people are not aware that these cards have a monthly fee that is deducted from the balance of the card, which means that often by the time we get around to using the card the balance is MUCH lower (or even at zero) than what you purchased it for originally.


Special Occasions and Gift Giving:

As we are sure you can imagine, even though our women and children are safe from abuse while residing with us, it is not easy leaving your home and living in a Shelter and particularly on special occasions (Mother's Day, Christmas, etc).  The Denise House tries really hard to make their time here as comfortable as possible and even more so on special occasions.  If you are so inclined to help out with donations for these special occasions, please send an email to our donations coordinator at [email protected] to discuss how you can help to make a difference. 


Did you know that you can donate a car and the proceeds will go to the charity that you choose? There is no cost to you, and the process is incredibly easy! Donate a Car Canada will facilitate all aspects of your car donation from the pick up to the final sale, ensuring that your vehicle will be sold for the highest sale outcome possible. They will then forward the net proceeds on to us here at The Denise House and you will receive a tax deductible receipt within 2 weeks of us receiving your donation! They make used car donations, car removal, car recycling, or simply junking a car an easy process for you.

The Denise House is proud to be a partner with Donate A Car. Their trouble-free service and expertise allows our donors a convenient way to dispose of their unwanted vehicle, and also support our cause.

CLICK HERE to find out how you can donate a car in support of The Denise House and receive a charitable tax-receipt for your donation.

Sisters’ Story coffee is offering 15% of your purchase in support of women’s shelters and rape crisis centres across Canada. The Denise House is one of those Shelters! The coffee is purchased from small scale Indigenous women farmers in the Andes of northern Peru and is Certified Fairtrade and Certified Organic. Shop Online Here


One of Canada’s most decorated track and field athletes, Perdita Felicien who stayed with her Mom at The Denise House when she was a child is donating a portion of the sales from her National Bestelling Book - My Mother's Daughter to The Denise House! Her story details Perdita’s experience as a child witness to domestic abuse, being the first Canadian born child of an immigrant mother and the highs and lows of her family’s early life as well as her illustrious hurdling career. Click Here to purchase your copy of this dynamic story today!

In 2021, Modern PURAIR® expanded its presence in the Ontario market with its newest location in the city of Oshawa. Franchise Owner, David Young has chosen The Denise House as his charity of choice to receive funds through their PurKids Foundation®

1% of Modern PURAIR® franchise system sales are donated to the PUR KIDS® Foundation.  The purposes of the PUR KIDS® Foundation is to provide support to children and families who are low-income, experience crisis, facing short-term or long-term medical challenges, or otherwise in need by providing nutritious food, caregiving items, equipment, clothing, education, medical equipment, and other financial and emotional support, including assisting such children and families with access to medical facilities and services or other community programs.

Click Here to view a list of the comprehensive services that Modern PURAIR® has to offer in the Durham Region and help to increase our yearly donations.

LIVE LOVE PROSPER is a collection of 30 different authors' inspiring real-life stories of heartbreak, anxiety, pain and struggles and how they overcame their challenges by learning to change their mindset and continue their journey towards success.
Author Deb Oldfield has chosen to dontate 100% of the royalties from her sales to The Denise House! That's $20 from every book sold!!  Visit www.deboldfield to learn more about the author or CLICK HERE to make your purchase today!

Have other questions about donating NEW Clothing, Food, Toiletries, Gift Cards or Special Holiday Gifts?  Please call 905-728-7311 and ask to speak to our Donations Coordinator or send an email to [email protected]


Thank YOU for for your continued support!

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