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Gift in Kind

What does CASLM accept as Gift in Kind and how are donations distributed?
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, but not in care. In instances where donated items do not meet our criteria and where we do not have a distribution agreement, 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 for infant 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. Small items can be brought to our front reception desk. For large donations, please use our loading dock at the side of the building marked Shipping/Receiving.

Gift card needs (as at 04.2020)

  • Restaurants especially quick service
  • pharmacy/drug store
  • retail stores for clothing and house-hold items

Not accepting

  • Currently not needed: stuffed or plush toys
  • Used items such as beds, bedding, linens, clothing, luggage at any time
  • New or used cribs, car seats, change tables or strollers at any time

For further information on donations, please contact Communications/Development at or 519-455-9000 ext. 2610, ext. 2615.

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