Out of the Cold Emergency Shelter

Supplies Needed

Thank you so much for your interest in donating to Out of the Cold! The shelter would not be able to operate without the generosity of people like you! In order to best support the shelter, please read the donation information below.

On this page we list all items that we are currently in need of. Due to storage limitations, we restrict donations to items on our needs list. We cannot accept items which are not on the list. Our needs list is updated weekly.

Our staff are not available to receive donations at all hours. We can accept donations Monday-Friday between 10 am and 3 pm, at St. Matthew's United Church (1479 Barrington St).


We ask that all clothing items be clean when donated.

Thank you so much for respecting these requests. We truly value your support.

If you have any questions about our needs, please contact Ben, the Shelter Coordinator. He can be reached by email at halifaxwintershelter@gmail.com and by phone at 902-429-6518.
OTCS Needs List
***Please note that the shelter is a PEANUT-FREE space
We also CANNOT accept donations including mouthwash, aftershave, or hand sanitizer.***

Current needs:
-Juice boxes
-Men's underwear