April 1, 2017


We are a group of 14 West End Torontonians working together to bring a Syrian family of five to Toronto - we're expecting them 1 April!

This is a registry of things they will need in their new Canadian home. We've already had a lot of things donated, but there are a few things we still need. If you'd like to contribute something, we are grateful for any and all gifts and donations. Please make sure all pre-used items are very clean and are in excellent condition. Thank you.

If you have something really great to give that's not on here, email us at welcometothewestend@gmail.com and we can tell you whether we have it yet or not.

Once our family is here, we will likely have a better sense of what we should be getting for them, so please check back now and again to see if you have something you can pass onto them. We'll keep this registry up for the whole year (at least) so we may be requesting things they need for next winter at some point.

This website compiles our list of gift requests, but does not sell the gifts. If you would like to 'claim' a gift, be sure to click on the 'Give this gift' button so the gift will be claimed in your name, and so that we won't receive any duplicates. Then, you can follow our instructions on how or where to give the gift.

We continue to be humbled by the generosity of our families, friends, colleagues and neighbours. People are good. Thank you.

Follow our progress on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/westwendwelcome (note the extra 'w')
(FYI our FB page is a public page which you can access even if you are not on FB.)

Dining Table

This table has already been donated (without the chairs).

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Dining / Kitchen Chairs

Type of gift

Secondhand

Quantity Requested

6

Quantity Given

4

Sofa

This sofa has already been donated.

Type of gift

Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Living room chair

Type of gift

Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Coffee table

Type of gift

Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Side tables for living room

Type of gift

Secondhand

Quantity Requested

2

Quantity Given

2

Dresser for master bedroom

This dresser has already been donated.

Type of gift

Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Bedside tables for master bedroom

Two matching ones please, preferably something that more or less goes with the dresser.

Type of gift

Secondhand

Quantity Requested

2

Quantity Given

2

Single mattresses

NEW or very lightly used. Thanks.

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

3

Quantity Given

3

Set of sheets for full-sized (double) bed

White or neutral colour please!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

2

Quantity Given

2

Sets of sheets for single beds

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

3

Quantity Given

2

Duvet for single bed

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

2

Quantity Given

0

Duvet for full-sized (double) bed

Down or Synthetic please. White or neutral colour please.

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Duvet cover for full-sized (double) bed

White or neutral colour please.

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

2

Quantity Given

2

Pillows

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

6

Quantity Given

0

Set of towels - two bath, two hand, two washcloths

White or Neutral colours please.

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

2

Quantity Given

2

Donate your Shopper's Drug Mart Optimum Points!

Log into your SDM Optimum account, click on the Donate/Transfer Points in the toolbar at the top and then add them to my card # 603207718203261.
Please keep donating throughout the year.
I will use them to stock our family's home with bathroom, kitchen and cleaning supplies!

Type of gift

Secondhand

Quantity Requested

Unlimited

Quantity Given

93919

A hamper of bathroom supplies!

5 toothbrushes, hair comb and brush, toothpaste, tooth floss, soap, shampoo, conditioner, kleenex, cotton balls, q-tips and lots of feminine pads

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

0

Kitchen Supplies!

Aluminum foil, plastic wrap, baggies, garbage bags, paper towels, parchment paper, and whatever else you can think of.

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

0

Window coverings

Stay tuned for this one til we get the apartment and know what we need.

Type of gift

Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

0

A bucket full of cleaning supplies!

A broom, dustpan, mop, toilet brush, and all the cleaning products they'll need to start moving in!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

0

Art

Help liven up our family's home!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

Unlimited

Quantity Given

0

Hangers

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

Unlimited

Quantity Given

20

Coupons!

Get rid of those pesky coupons you've got lying around and give them to our family. Grocery, hardware, pharmacy, book coupons - we'll take them all!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

Unlimited

Quantity Given

0

Bundle buggy

The family will likely be walking a lot as they won't have a car. Help them get their groceries home.

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1