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Gifts in Kind

What does CASLM accept as gifts in kind?
Donations of gift cards and all new items including footwear, clothing, backpacks, school supplies and hygiene products are donated to children, youth and families throughout the year. In December, our Annual Holiday Giving Program distributes new unwrapped toys, games, books and pajamas (sizes infant to adult) to children and youth who are served by our agency, although not in care currently.

In instances where donated items do not meet our criteria, they will be donated to other agencies in the local community.

Why does CASLM accept new items only? 
In compliance with our Gift Acceptance Policy (2019), we accept new items only for hygiene reasons. This helps us ensure that we are providing all recipients with new, clean items at point of distribution. Items purchased recently are preferred.

Can a tax receipt be issued for a gift in kind donation?
Yes, an official tax receipt can be issued when an original retail receipt is submitted indicating the pre-taxed amount.

Do quilts and knit/crocheted garments and blankets count as new items?
Yes, if they have not been used and are made of new materials. Items must come from a smoke free environment. Please remove buttons on hand-made items.

Where can donations be dropped off?
Donations can be brought to our office at 1680 Oxford Street East in London from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. During the COVID-19 pandemic, please bring items to our main door unless other arrangements have been made.

Please note our cannot accept list:

  • Cannot accept used: bedding, linens, clothing, luggage
  • Cannot accept new or used: bed, cribs, car seats, change tables or strollers
  • Currently not needed: stuffed or plush toys

For further information on donations, please contact Communications/Development at info@caslondon.on.ca or 519-455-9000 ext. 2610, ext. 2615. Thank you for your interest. 

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