Our Needs

We eagerly accept your donations in closed bags or boxes

Donate your gently used items: We accept all gently used men's and women's seasonal clothing items as well as shoes, boots, work boots, NEW underwear, bras, outerwear

Please note that we don't have room to store clothing items that are out of season

Household items: Blankets, pillows, sheets, towels

Hygiene items: Razors, feminine products, kleenex, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant

For our cafe: Sugar, powdered creamer, paper cups, paper plates, paper bowls, plastic spoons/forks/knives, paper towels, napkins, toilet paper

For cleaning: Lysol/Clorox wipes

Please call ahead (905-522-4263) to arrange a drop off time that works for staff/volunteers

Current Needs

Chris Errington, Heating and Cooling

We strongly believe in the work of HHSM and will continue to look for ways to support and contribute to their ever growing needs.

Ancaster Village Church

We believe that the community matters, and that the people matter. They matter to us because they matter to God. We believe that Helping Hands is the embodiment of this belief, and because of this we support them, both financially and with committed volunteers.

Edwin R. Steel

After learning about Helping Hands, I remembered growing up in the north end, and like many families we didn't have a lot of money and relied on others for help. I was very fortunate to secure a great job and made a good life for my family. So giving back to the less fortunate is a no brainer. I know how I felt when we got outside help, so it is great to return the favour.


Helping Hands Street Mission is a very safe and open place to be honest and not be judged by the people who attend and run it. Everyone is treated the same. The volunteers actually care about everyone that they meet. I have been encouraged to finish my school, and they hold me accountable to the time it will take me. May god bless all those involved with HHSM.


My daughter Abby and I have been visiting the mission for the past 9 years. We have always been greeted with warm smiles. We both enjoy attending Mama's Place on Thursday afternoons where we can connect and learn with other women in the community. The ladies have made us feel special and accepted. This group of volunteers have always been eager to lend an open ear and a helping hand.

We are looking for...

    the following essential items:
  • Shoes
  • Underwear (NEW)
  • Toothbrushes and Razors
  • Summer Clothes
  • Sheets & Blankets