Some of the demands change from year to year, and we will post a list of what is currently needed shortly. In 2012-13, the most needed items that individuals or groups can provide directly are:
- Rolled Bandages
- Absorbent Squares
- Baby Diapers (sewn)
- Baby Blankets
- Baby Jackets
- Baby Hats
- Pillow Cases
- Hospital Quilted Pads
- Hospital Sheets (single/twin, flat & fitted)
We will add to this list when we have a complete list to post, which will be updated regularly as needed. Other items (e.g. fabric, linen supplies, surgical supplies, medical supplies and equipment) are acquired as needed (requests are given directly from the field). Contributions to help purchase and ship these items are always welcome.
There has been some confusion around this question. The answer is that pill bottles are no longer needed. Thank you to those who faithfully collected them over the years.
Shipping is usually paid for by those who donate. Each group or individual that sends items also sends (under separate cover) a contribution to help cover shipping and other expenses. Click here for a copy of the current contribution form.
We also receive numerous medical and hospital supplies from generous donors that do not include shipping contributions. In the past, for example, we have received pallets of syringes, hospital linens, hospital beds and mattresses, surgical beds, an entire OR room, wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, specialized electrical equipment, materials for a water treatment plant and much, much more. We are able to ship these items because of the contributions of generous groups and individuals. Consider helping out by downloading a contribution form or giving directly online.
The Canadian address for all White Cross deliveries/shipments is: 11525 – 23 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 4T3. Phone: 780-431-5200
- Deliveries should be made during regular office hours (8:30-11:30am, 1-5pm), and someone from the main office will show you to the White Cross receiving area
- Taylor staff are not usually available to assist in unloading; please ensure you are able to unload your delivery.
If you will need help or will arrive outside of office hours, contact Bert Harsch at 780-455-7939 before you arrive. If available, Bert will arrange to meet you.
Check back for a complete list of current items and consult the answer to “What supplies are most in demand.”
If it is not on our regular list, it does not mean that we cannot use it. We do, however, want to make sure that every item shipped is needed. If you want to check about items you want to donate, please email White Cross Canada.
Currently, we do not need used clothing. Please donate any clothing to an appropriate charity.