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General Gift Ideas

Below is a list of gift ideas frequently requested by The Home's programs.
Donations of any of these items help us fulfill the holiday wishes of thousands of children and families in our care.

20 Most Needed Items

Please note that we cannot accept the following items: stuffed animals, caucasian dolls, food/candy, small toys that are a choking hazard or toy weapons, video games with an M/AO rating.

All items, including clothing, must be new.



Personal Hygiene

      • Hair products (Pantene, Cream of Nature, Motions, Herbal Essence) 
      • Toothbrushes and toothpaste 
      • Deodorant (please no Axe products) 
      • Feminine products 
      • Nail care 
      • Cosmetics 
      • Hair accessories


Clothing (toddlers to adult, sizes XS to 3XL)

      • Undergarments 
      • Socks 
      • T-shirts 
      • Pants 
      • Sweatshirts and sweaters 
      • Shoes, sneakers, boots 
      • Fall and winter jackets 
      • Pajamas 
      • Slippers 
      • Hats, gloves, scarves


Welcome Kits (for new student residents)

      • Comforters 
      • Pillows and pillow cases 
      • Duffle bags 
      • Shower kits 
      • Bath towels 
      • Pajamas (all sizes needed) 
      • Slippers 
      • Hygiene products (toothbrush/paste, body lotion, shampoo, deodorant) 
      • Journals or diaries


Sporting Goods

      • Basketballs, Footballs, Volleyballs, Soccerballs and nets 
      • Baseballs, gloves and bats 
      • Frisbees 
      • Bicycles and helmets 
      • Rollerblades and skateboards 
      • Hockey sticks and ice skates 
      • Tennis racquets and balls 
      • Sleds 
      • Hula Hoops 
      • Camping equipment


Gift Cards (please list card amount)

      • T.J. Maxx, Marshalls 
      • Walmart 
      • Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens 
      • Stop & Shop, Shaws, Market Basket 
      • Old Navy 
      • Target 
      • Mobile, Shell, Gulf gas stations


Toy & Hobby Items

      • Arts and crafts supplies 
      • Multi-cultural dolls and dollhouse figures 
      • Board games and puzzles 
      • Math and literacy games 
      • Legos and building blocks 
      • Remote control cars 
      • Musical toys 
      • Playing cards 
      • Children and young adult books
      • DVDs (no R-rated movies)


Please download a list of our top 20 most needed items below!