Essential Needs List

The children in our Youth Shelter, Boys Day Program and Counseling programs use these items almost every day. Your gift will make an immediate difference in the life of a child.

Clothing
  • New sweatpants, sweatshirts, hooded sweatshirts (L, XL, XXL)
  • New underwear (boys boxers 14-38, women's 5-9 or girls S-XL)
  • New flip-flops (boys & girls) all sizes
  • New slippers (boys & girls S, M, L, XL)
  • Hats, gloves, mittens, gently used coats
  • New tennis shoes (male & female)
  • New socks (men's & women's)
  • New sports bras
  • Plain T-shirts (all sizes)
  • Snow boots (S, M, L, XL, XXL)

Gift Certificates
  • Theater passes
  • Video rentals
  • Pre-paid phone cards
  • Bus tokens
  • Local restaurants
  • YMCA passes
  • Museum passes
  • Haircut Certificates
  • Shopko
  • Kmart
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Southbridge Mall
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Rose Bowl
  • Gas Cards
  • Oil Change Certificates

Recreational Supplies
  • Puzzles, bracelet yarn, craft kits
  • DVD movies (PG & PG-13)
  • Board games, decks of cards
  • Ping pong balls & paddles
  • New SAT & PSAT preparation material
  • Weight room benches/machines
  • Legos, Matchbox cars, doodle pads
  • Blank CDs
  • Stationery, envelopes, postage stamps
  • Teen magazine subscriptions (ex. Seventeen)
  • Art & craft supplies, colored pencils, markers
  • Activity books, crossword puzzles, sudoku, etc.
  • Relaxation music CDs
  • Sleds/snowboards
  • DVD player, VCR
  • Model cars, trucks, planes
  • Garden tiller & garden supplies
  • Journals & school paper

General Agency
  • Cars and/or vans for transporting children
  • Laundry bundles (laundry baskets, laundry detergent, stain stick, dryer sheets, etc.)
  • Cleaning bundles (bucket, sponges, cleansers, mop, etc.)
  • Hygiene bundles (bath towel, hand towel, wash cloth, shampoo, toothpaste, soap, etc.)
  • Snow shovels
  • Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D)

Miscellaneous
  • Extra long, white twin-sized sheets
  • New pillows & pillow cases
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Gym bags
  • Hair dryer, brushes, combs
  • Hair products
  • Birthday gifts for boys and girls (ages 6-17)
  • Calculators