Donation of Goods/Services

Ishtar relies on your generous donations to provide free goods and services to women and children in Langley who have experienced violence.  One of the ways that we distribute these donations to women and children is through our free store, Isabelle’s Boutique.  Isabelle’s is located at our Administration Office and is open to women Monday to Friday from 9 am to 3:45 pm. We also try to provide start up hampers to women leaving the Transition Houses, consisting of items such as: nonperishable foods, toilet paper, dish soap, laundry detergent and other household cleaners.

We are very grateful for your donations.  Donations may be dropped of Monday-Friday from 9 am to 3:30 pm. We appreciate your good intentions, but please do not leave donations outside our door after hours. Unattended donations are subject to tampering and might be compromised. As such they can no longer be used and it takes valuable resources to dispose of them. 

How can you help?

While we are grateful for all donations, some of the most common Wish List items include:

  • Bath sets, new unopened makeup and hygiene items for women (i.e. feminine products, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, bubble bath, hair products, combs/brushes)
  • Hygiene items for children (no tears shampoo, bubble bath, tooth paste/tooth brushes)
  • New and clean gently used clothing for women and children
  • Pajamas for women and children especially size 3T and up
  • New underwear and socks for women and children
  • Slippers and bath robes
  • Gift cards (i.e. grocery stores, gas cards, movies, restaurants, coffee shops)
  • Umbrellas, hats, gloves, scarves
  • Baby monitors
  • Purses, backpacks, duffel bags and small luggage
  • Pots and pans
  • Dishes, cutlery, glasses, mugs and tea pots
  • Coffee makers, toasters, toaster ovens, crock pots
  • Beside lamps, clock radios

Unfortunately due to safety/health regulations and limited storage we are unable to accept:

  • Opened or used makeup and hygiene items for women (i.e. feminine products, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, bubble bath, hair products, combs/brushes etc.)
  • Used furniture and mattresses / used pillows
  • Infant/children’s car seats
  • Infant cribs
  • Large appliances
  • Stuffed toys, used toys
  • Computer monitors, hard drives, key boards
  • Cell phones

We know that Langley is a caring community.  Please be assured that your contribution will make a difference in the lives of women and children.  We very much appreciate the support and encouragement we receive from our donors and we certainly could not keep Isabelle’s open without you! For more information on In-Kind donations to Ishtar please call the Donations Program Supervisor at 604-534-1011 Ext. 232.


Funded by BCLC.