At Hospice Halifax, we appreciate receiving donated items that help provide the best end-of-life care for patients and families on a day-to-day basis.
Support your community hospice residence by donating items from the list below. We’re happy to accept items on site from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note that items must be new and received here at Hospice Halifax (The Compassionate Closet is not able to accept gifts intended for use at Hospice Halifax)
Please note we are not accepting healthcare items at this time.
Thank you — your thoughtfulness and action make a big difference!
Gift Cards [Grocery Store, Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire, Costco, Ikea etc…]
Liquid Laundry Detergent [no pods]
Batteries (AAA & AA)
Alcohol-free Mouth Wash
Wooden Manicure Sticks (Orange Sticks)
Disposable 5-Blade Razors
Oral balance gel
Our Amazon wishlist is a quick and easy way to send supplies. They will be delivered directly to us.
Supply Dream List
These are higher ticket items that would be wonderful for Hospice Halifax to obtain. Are you and a group of friends gathering donations and would like to see them go to a special item? Are you part of an organization that would like to fulfill a specific need? These are the items for you. This list includes the cost required to cover purchase, taxes, shipping and/or installation from our vendors. If you have any questions or would like to coordinate, please contact Mackenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Received! Broda Chair ($4000) The Broda chair enables staff and family or friends to move our patients around Hospice Halifax – out to the garden, up to the great room, or around the building for a change of scenery. It facilitates comfort and respiratory functioning, while tilting and reclining.
Frost Free Upright Freezer ($1,000) Our kitchen is always looking for more space to store food. With a new frost free upright freezer, we’ll always have space to freeze our delicious comfort food meals like mac ‘n cheese and lasagna. With so much cold food storage we’ll even be able to keep a good variety of ice cream for snacking!
Received! Powered, Low Air Loss Mattress ($6000) A powered, low air-loss air mattress can maintain low interface pressures which help for treatment of pressure ulcers by preventing further tissue breakdown. This can alleviate pain and discomfort for some patients.
Bobcat Skidsteer (Second-hand) We are hoping to obtain a previously-used skid steer. This would allow us to do our own snow removal in a timely fashion, to assist with projects, and help our neighbours if needed.
Received! Professional Induction Cooktop ($2000) Our kitchen has some amazing features (such as our oven) but we do not have an industrial set up for burners. A professional induction cooktop would allow our chef’s to prepare more food at once, and would reduce the time needed to do so.
Crystal Singing Bowls ($750) Scientific research shows that use of harmonic chord bowls creates deep states of relaxation and wellness. The body’s natural neurological response to the perfect fifth, for instance, is proven to assist in entering states of deep relaxation. Singing bowls will be the perfect addition to our music therapy program for patients and families.
Massaging Chair ($4100) Everyday we do our best to support patients and their families. They probably get offered coffee and tea more than they ever have before. Prior to COVID-19 we were also able to offer massages, reiki, and other therapies to families, friends, staff, and volunteers. Having a massage chair in a tranquil space would allow anyone at Hospice Halifax to take a break, ground themselves, and enjoy quiet relaxation.
Received! Doorway Awning ($1500) A more simple request, we would like to install a doorway awning over our garden entrance, so folks could get outside for fresh air even if the weather is inclement.
Pop-up tent (TBD): We would love to obtain branded 10×10, or 10×20 pop-up tents for when we hold events and outdoor activities. Branding aside, we would be happy to have un-branded if it was within someone’s means to donate.