Information regarding donated items

Thank you very much for your interest in supporting Rossbrook House through the donation of items.

As with any organization or household, there are some items of value to Rossbrook House and some that would be of more value to another organization.

Items of value to Rossbrook House include:

• Non-perishable food
• New hygiene products
• Art supplies including glue sticks, paints, Elmer glue (for slime), pencil crayons, art canvases
• School & office supplies
• Toys, video games, select sports equipment
• Cold weather clothing for children & youth, including winter boots

Items not currently of value to Rossbrook House include:

• Books – due to sanitizing challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic
• Housewares*
• Furniture*
• Stuffed animals
• Used undergarments
• Used hygiene products
• Broken items

If you have a question about an item you wish to donate, please call 204.949.4090 or email


With respect to clothing – prior to donating, we encourage you to consider the pieces for donation and if they’re of a quality and cleanliness you would be okay with one of your loved ones wearing. While Rossbrook House has the resources to launder donated materials, we do not have the resources to do deep cleans or mend items.

* Please consider redirecting donations of furniture or housewares to Oyate Tipi Cumini Yape.

Oyate Tipi is a non-profit organization located in Winnipeg which accepts donations of gently used household goods and furniture. All items are then distributed to women and children who are trying to better themselves by escaping poverty and/or abusive situations.