Needs/Wish List

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  • Jump Ropes
  • Ball: football, basketball, volleyball, kickball, soccer and playground
  • Baseball gloves and bats
  • Electric pump and needles for sports equipment
  • Art supplies and craft sets, sand art, construction paper
  • Pool table and pool sticks
  • Paint sets, coloring books, clay, play dough
  • Board games, educational software, CDs, DVDs

New Linens:

  • Mattress pads
  • Mattress covers (plastic)
  • Pillows
  • Twin sheet sets

Kitchen Items:

  • Paper Plates and Cups
  • Napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Pots and Pans (Cast iron and/or T-Fal)
  • Kitchen Towels
  • Deep Fryer
  • Broom
  • Oven Roaster

Household Items:

  • Vacuums - 2 upright and 2 handheld
  • DVD player/DVD's/ CD's
  • Wall Clocks/ Alarm Clocks
  • Dining Room Table
  • Camera
  • Area Rugs
  • Bookcases
  • Shredder
  • TV stand
  • Boom boxes
  • Video Camera

Hygiene Items:

  • Deodorant/anti-perspirant
  • Body wash and body puffs
  • Shampoo and styling products
  • Soap, all-natural or Dove
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss (travel size)
  • Hair combs and brushes, wavy brushes
  • Hair grease, gel, and hair moisturizer
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toilet paper

Clothes (especially underwear and bras)

  • Underwear
  • Bras
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Blue Jeans
  • Interview suits (boys and girls)
  • Winter Jackets, hats, gloves
  • Socks

Baby Items:

  • Baby Clothes/ Diapers
  • Baby food and formula
  • Maternity clothes

Other wishes:

  • Gift cards to grocery stores, gas stations, Wal-mart, Target, Home Depot, Lowes
  • Computers (Pentium 4 or higher)
  • Electronic game systems & games rated “E”
  • Event tickets
  • Bus/Rail Passes (CATS)
  • Field trip tickets (Ray’s Splash Planet, Lazy 5 Ranch, Discovery Place, Sports tickets...)
  • Picnic table
  • Xbox 360 games, a Wii, Wii games
  • Empty Cool Whip containers (used for knitting projects)

The Relatives began partnering with National Safe Place in 1988 to create a local network of businesses, public resources, churches, schools, and transportation services, who were willing to post Safe Place signs throughout our community to identify themselves as a place to get help for kids in crisis. Any child or teen can ask for help at these locations and be connected to The Relatives Crisis Center free of charge. Our Safe Place program allows The Relatives to expand its reach to more youth in the community and allow businesses to help this on going effort.