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Fulfill a Wishlist

Choose a Chapter and help them fill their list of needed items.

In addition to cash donations, you can contribute to a local Chapter in other valuable ways that can directly benefit the programs it operates.

Volunteers delivering wishlist items, including hygiene and cleaning products and shelf-stable pantry goods

Toy & Food Programs

Our Chapters host thousands of families each year and strive to make sure each family has access to plenty of toys, books and games for relaxing family time. Also, after long days at hospitals, we depend on the help of the community to make sure our families are well nourished.

Listed below are items that programs generally need, but we encourage you to contact your local Chapter for specific needs.

Toy & Food Programs

Our Chapters host thousands of families each year and strive to make sure each family has access to plenty of toys, books and games for relaxing family time. Also, after long days at hospitals, we depend on the help of the community to make sure our families are well nourished.

Listed below are items that programs generally need, but we encourage you to contact your local Chapter for specific needs.

Volunteers delivering wishlist items, including hygiene and cleaning products and shelf-stable pantry goods

Commonly needed and requested items

  • • Board games
    • Stuffed animals and dolls
    • Books for various reading levels
    • Puzzles
    • Video games (rated E)
    • Balls and outdoor games

  • • Canned goods
    • Non-perishable food items

  • • Paper products (facial tissue, toilet paper, paper towels)
    • Trash bags
    • Aluminum foil, plastic wrap and sandwich bags
    • Laundry detergent and fabric softener
    • Cleaning products (sponges, dishwashing liquid, dishwasher detergent)

  • • Deodorant
    • Dental floss
    • Toothpaste
    • Soap
    • Shampoo/conditioner

  • • Long-distance phone cards
    • Gift cards for local grocery stores and gas stations
    • Greeting cards and postage stamps
    • Gift cards/certificates for big box stores (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    • Transportation vouchers (buses, taxis, trains)
    • Passes to local museums, and cultural/sporting events

Pop Tab Collection

Collecting pop tabs is a great way to teach kids about philanthropy and the importance of recycling in the U.S., while raising funds to help children and their families at the same time. Some of our Chapters raise thousands of dollars with their pop tab collections each year. Ask your local Chapter if they have a Pop Tab Collection program and learn more!

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Contact your local Chapter to find out what donations are needed most.

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