Fall & Winter Collection Drive 2021


We would like to thank our greater community for supporting CMHA Calgary programs. Due to COVID19, CMHA Calgary is limiting foot traffic throughout our main office.

Please contact Elizabeth Cheme at elizabeth.cheme@cmha.calgary.ab.ca to schedule a date and time to drop off your items.

Due to COVID-19, all items collected must be new. We are unable to accept used items at this time.


  • Lotion
  • Chapstick
  • Deodorant (Men and Women)
  • Toothpaste
  • Cough drops
  • Toothbrushes
  • Feminine hygiene
    • Pads
    • Flushable wipes
  • Kleenex
  • Hair elastics
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Comb/hairbrush
  • Re-usable masks
  • Soap bars and portable soap container
  • Body wash
  • Body lotion
  • Razors (good quality)

Basic Wear

  • Durable bags and backpacks *
  • Durable purses
  • X5 – regular & thermal socks
  • Scarves
  • Toques
  • Gloves
  • Thermal blankets
  • Rain ponchos
  • Men’s winter jackets (All Sizes)
  • Men’s snow pants (All Sizes)
  • Windbreaker jackets (All Sizes)
  • Underwear (Men and Women, All Sizes)
  • Disposable underwear (Briefs)

Travel-Size Items

  • Toothpaste
  • Body wash
  • Kleenex
  • Body lotion
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Toothbrushes


  • Sleeping bags *
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Band-Aids
  • Hand warmers/feet warmers *
  • Tube tents
  • Umbrellas

Entertainment and Gifts

  • Board games and puzzles
  • Gift cards ($5, $10, $15 for Walmart, Superstore, etc.)
  • Journals and pens
  • Calendars
  • Small holiday gifts
  • Decorations for celebrations
    • Birthday streamers
    • Cake mix and icing
    • Christmas – outdoor decorations

Snacks *

  • Gift cards ($5, $10, $15 for Tim Hortons, McDonalds, etc.)
  • Granola bars (Peanut-Free)
  • Single-packed items (i.e. Pudding)

High importance items *

View and print the Fall/Winter Collection Drive PDF here.


Our Peer Support program services can be accessed over the phone at 403-297-1402 or through email at peer@cmha.calgary.ab.ca. We have teamed up with other Calgary agencies to help Calgarians quickly and easily access various counselling and social supports. Visit www.communityconnectyyc.ca, where you can book online for our Suicide Bereavement and Family Support Counselling, and other supports. If you prefer to still book through us, please phone (403-297-1708), or email (counsellingintake@cmha.calgary.ab.ca).