Calgary Christmas Wishlist



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Kamloops Christmas Wishlist



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Medicine Hat Christmas Wishlist



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Red Deer Christmas Wishlist



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Build a backpack

Fill a backpack with the following items and give someone in need the basic necessities to get through the season.

  • New underwear - men and women
  • Warm hat/toque
  • Warm gloves (not mittens)
  • Ear plugs
  • Travel mug (no ceramics please)
  • Crossword/word game puzzle/etc.
  • Flash light or book light
  • $10 Tim Hortons/ McDonald’s gift card
  • Travel-size tissue
  • Travel-size first-aid kit
  • Transit tickets
  • Men: sports hat
  • Women: costume jewellery
  • Multi-plug phone cord
  • Earbuds
  • Deck of cards
  • New socks
  • Nail clippers

Build a backpack

Fill a backpack with the following items and give someone in need the basic necessities to get through the season.

  • Socks
  • Foot/hand warmers
  • Bus tickets
  • $10 Tims Hortons/McDonald’s gift card
  • Blanket
  • First aid kit
  • Christmas card with note of encouragement (sign with first name only)
  • Travel-size tissue
  • Face cloth
  • Notepad/pens
  • Gloves, hats, and scarves
  • New underwear - men and women
  • Feminine hygiene Items
  • Hygiene Items (Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, hairbrush/ comb, lip balm, disposable razors, nail care items, etc.)

Christmas in the bag

Help us fill toiletry bags with items from the list below to give someone in need the basic necessities to get through the season.

  • Thermal/wool socks
  • Gloves
  • New underwear - men and women
  • Hygiene items (Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, hairbrush/comb, lip balm, disposable razors, nail care items, etc.)
  • Travel mug (no ceramics please)
  • Christmas card with a note
    of encouragement (sign with first name only)
  • Foot/hand warmers
  • Reusable face mask

Build a backpack

Fill a backpack with the following items and give someone in need the basic necessities to get through the season.

  • Hygiene items

    • Toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss
    • Soap
    • Shampoo and conditioner *
    • Deodorant *
    • Hairbush/comb
    • Lip balm
    • Disposable razors *
  • Travel size tissue
  • Toilet paper
  • Gloves *
  • Warm hat or toque
  • Reusable shopping bags
  • Laundry soap single loads
  • Christmas card with note of encouragement indicates urgently needed items

* indicates urgently needed items

Shoes & winter jackets

Give a pair of shoes/boots or a winter jacket to keep our guests warm, dry, and protected from the extreme temperature of the season.

Home in a backpack

Fill a backpack with the following items and give someone in need the basic necessities to get through the season.

  • Hygiene items

    • Toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss
    • Soap
    • Shampoo and conditioner *
    • Deodorant *
    • Hairbush/comb
    • Lip balm
    • Disposable razors *
  • Travel size tissue
  • Toilet paper
  • Gloves *
  • Warm hat or toque
  • Reusable shopping bags
  • Laundry soap single loads
  • Christmas card with note of encouragement indicates urgently needed items

* indicates urgently needed items

Shoes & winter jackets

Give a pair of shoes/boots or a winter jacket to keep our guests warm, dry, and protected from the extreme temperature of the season.

Resident move-in package

Help us ensure our guests have everything they need when they secure housing and move-in to their new homes!

  • Kitchen utensil set (spatula, ladle, tongs, whisk, can opener)
  • Cutting board
  • Casserole dishes
  • Pots and pans
  • Cookie sheet
  • New twin bed set (pillow & pillowcase, sheet & fitted sheet)
  • Blankets (can be gently used)
  • New bathroom essentials (toilet brushes, toothbrush holder, washcloth, bath mats – both for inside and outside of shower, shower curtain and hooks)
  • New towels
  • Dish soap

Please do NOT provide:

  • Watches
  • Candy
  • Chocolate

* Please do not include food items or items with an alcohol base such as mouthwash, hand sanitizer, or perfume/cologne.

Make a mug of joy

Fill a travel mug* with the following items and give the gift of joy to someone in need.

*No glass or ceramic mugs

  • Travel mug
  • Bus tickets
  • $5 coffee card
  • Socks
  • Note of encouragement
  • Foot/hand warmers

Please do NOT provide:

  • Watches
  • Candy
  • Chocolate

* Please do not include food items or items with an alcohol base such as mouthwash, hand sanitizer, or perfume/cologne.

Keep people warm this winter

Winter can get brutally cold here in Kamloops. Drop off any of the following items to keep people warm this winter:

  • Winter jackets - men and women
  • Gloves
  • Winter boots
  • Long johns
  • Sweaters
  • Toques
  • Mylar blankets

Please do NOT provide:

  • Watches
  • Candy
  • Chocolate

* Please do not include food items or items with an alcohol base such as mouthwash, hand sanitizer, or perfume/cologne.

Warm feet for the street

Stuff a sock to supply those in need with crucial items for the holiday season. Include the matching pair inside the sock!

  • Lotion
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Travel size hygiene products
  • Hand warmers
  • Socks
  • $5-10 gift cards (coffee, movies, food - please write the amount on the card)
  • New underwear - men and women
  • Lip balm
  • Comb or brush
  • Ear plugs

Please do NOT provide:

  • Watches
  • Candy
  • Chocolate

* Please do not include food items or items with an alcohol base such as mouthwash, hand sanitizer, or perfume/cologne.

Warm feet for the street

Stuff a sock to supply those in need with crucial items for the holiday season. Include the matching pair inside the sock!

  • Lotion
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Travel size hygiene products
  • Hand warmers
  • Socks
  • $5-10 gift cards (coffee, movies, food - please write the amount on the card)
  • New underwear - men and women *
  • Lip balm
  • Comb or brush
  • Ear plugs

Please do NOT provide:

  • Watches
  • Candy
  • Chocolate

* Please do not include food items or items with an alcohol base such as mouthwash, hand sanitizer, or perfume/cologne.

Donate to our Thrift Store:

Our Thrift Store is more than just a clothing store: it’s an opportunity. It’s a place where you can find all sorts of treasures, whether that’s a new-to-you shirt, a stand-up mixer, or a vintage typewriter. It’s also a place where you can support those trying to get back on their feet, because when you shop at our Thrift Store, the proceeds go back into programming at The Mustard Seed.

During the holiday season, the demand for our services increases significantly, and our need for your support continues to grow. However, our needs may be difficult to predict due to the uncertainty of the pandemic. We encourage you to visit TheSeed.ca where all our current volunteer opportunities, much needed items, and more, will be available.

Drop-off locations

Downtown Support Centre
102 11 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
Seven days a week from 9 a.m. – 6 pm.

Foothills Emergency Shelter
7025 44 St. SE, Calgary, AB
Seven days a week from 9 a.m. – 7 pm.

A simple gift of $45 can make a Christmas wish come true for those in need this holiday season by providing a warm, nutritious meal and safe place to stay. Give today.

Drop-off locations

Community Support Centre
10568 114 Street, Edmonton, AB
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

A simple gift of $45 can make a Christmas wish come true for those in need this holiday season by providing a warm, nutritious meal and safe place to stay. Give today.

Drop-off locations

The Mustard Seed Outreach Centre
181 Victoria St. W.
Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

A simple gift of $45 can make a Christmas wish come true for those in need this holiday season by providing a warm, nutritious meal and safe place to stay. Give today.

Drop-off locations

Mustard Seed Community Centre
503A Allowance Ave SE, Medicine Hat AB
Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

A simple gift of $45 can make a Christmas wish come true for those in need this holiday season by providing a warm, nutritious meal and safe place to stay. Give today.

Drop-off locations

The Mustard Seed Red Deer
6002 54 Ave, Red Deer, AB
Monday – Wednesday - Friday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

A simple gift of $45 can make a Christmas wish come true for those in need this holiday season by providing a warm, nutritious meal and safe place to stay. Give today.