Holiday Stockings


It’s the most of the wonderful time of the year!

holidaystocking 2019

This holiday season, please consider supporting youth mental health initiatives at Laing House.

As part of our Annual Holiday Donation Drive, we are gathering items to bring hope and cheer to our member community.

Your donations will be added to our Holiday Stockings and also help us organize our new “Holiday Preparedness Kits” which have been designed to empower and engage our youth members during this busy (and often stressful) time of year.

Below is a list of recommended items based on feedback from our members and staff.  We are aiming to fill at least 25 Stockings and 25 Holiday Preparedness Kits by Wednesday, December 13th (but we will continue to accept donations throughout the year).


Priority Items

  • Halifax Transit Bus tickets (for adult passengers)
  • Deodorant 
  • Shaving cream 
  • Period products
  • Re-usable shopping bags (roll up) 
  • Razors


Gift Cards (plastic and electronic)

  • Gift cards to a bookstore
  • Skip the dishes gift cards
  • Walmart gift cards
  • Sobeys gift cards
  • Spotify gift cards
  • Tim Horton’s gift cards ($5-10)
  • Subway gift cards ($5-10)
  • Cineplex movie tickets 


Toiletries (unscented and gender neutral)

  • Lip balm
  • Bodywash
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Nail clippers
  • Mouthwash


Other Important Items

  • Journals
  • Sketchbooks
  • Phone charging cables (for iPhone and Android)
  • Kitchen table
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Socks
  • Gloves


Ways to Donate:

In-Person Donations: We accept donation drop-offs at our front door Monday through Friday between 11am and 7pm and Saturdays between 11 and 5pm.

We are located in a big blue heritage house at 1225 Barrington Street in downtown Halifax (directly across from the Henry House restaurant) with lots of street-level parking.

By Mail or Courier: Our mailing/delivery address is 1225 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 1Y2 (Tel: 902-425-9018)

Via email: Transferable e-gift cards and e-coupons can be sent to Colin Bullard, our Fund Development Coordinator, at



We would like to acknowledge the generous annual holiday support offered to Laing House by:

·       The Body Shop (Halifax Shopping Centre)

·       FCT (Dartmouth branch)

·       Bell


Have questions or need more information?

Please reach out to Colin Bullard, our Fund Development Coordinator, via email at: or telephone: 902-425-9018 ext: 226

We look forward to hearing from you soon and we wish you a safe and happy holiday season! 


Thank you for helping to spread joy!