Wish List

Making a Daily Difference in Kids’ Lives

The children in CEDARS care, like all kids, need a warm bed, good food, and clothes on their backs. But they need even more. CEDARS gratefully accepts donations of new, sealed personal care products and other items as we have need.

Recent Requests

  • ACT Prep Books
  • Large Day Planners
  • Calculators
  • Stress Balls
  • Headphones/Ear Buds
  • MP3 Players
  • Large Sketchpads
  • Women's Underwear Size 4
  • Men's Low Cut Socks
  • Women's Fuzzy Socks
  • Various Hats (construction, cowby, fancy, etc.)
  • Drums, Rhythm Instruments, Horns, Accoustic Guitar
  • Materials for Science & Math: Magnets, Binoculars, Microscopes, Unusual Rocks
  • Clothing for Dramatic Play

Outreach Needs (for Homeless Teens)

  • Dry Shampoo
  • Sani-Wipes
  • Cases of Bottled Water
  • Full-size Hygiene Products
  • Boxed Cereal
  • Canned Beef Stew or Chili
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Granola Bars
  • Boxed Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • New or Gently Used Duffle Bags, Backpacks, Shaving Kits, etc.

Transitional Program Needs (teens who age out but need help)

  • Laundry Detergent
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • New Pillows
  • New Bedding
  • New Crockpots, Silverware, Dishes, Glasses, Pots & Pans
  • New Oscillating Fans
  • New Small Appliances (Toasters, Crockpots, George Foreman Grills, Coffee Makers, etc.)

Baby Needs

  • Diapers—larger sizes
  • Desitin
  • New Pack N Plays
  • New Strollers
  • New High Chairs
  • New Crib Sheets & Blankets

Ongoing Needs

  • Body Wash
  • Razors
  • Mesh Puff Sponges
  • Feminine Products
  • African American Hair Products
  • Axe Products
  • Underwear & T-Shirts (all sizes)
  • Boy's & Men's Gym Shorts
  • Modest Shorts (toddler–adult)

Emergency Shelter Canteen Needs

The "canteen" is a place located in our Shelter where reward items are stored. CEDARS Youth can earn what we call "funny money" when they do extra chores or for doing any good deed around the Shelter. Youth are then allowed to "purchase" items in the "canteen" with their "funny money." Our Shelter provides safe care for primarily teenagers. Items are always needed for our "canteen." Many of the youth that come into our care have little to no necessity items, let alone any of the typical items that teens have these days. We could use your help to stock up and provide wonderful "reward" items for our youth. Below is a list of the things that our teenagers would love to work hard for.

  • Candy & Pop (These are nomally not provided in Shelter)
  • MP3 Players
  • Earbud Head Phones
  • Gift Cards (movie theaters, Target, Wal-Mart)
  • Current Popular DVDs (appropriate for teens)
  • Current Popular CDs (appropriate for teens)
  • Video Games
  • Sunglasses
  • Acrylic Nails
  • Non Prescription Fashion Glasses
  • Perfume/Cologne
  • Water Bottles
  • Name Brand Clothing (boys & girls all adult sizes - shirts, shorts, pants, socks)
  • Athletic Gear is always a hit with the Youth (boys & girls all adult sizes)
  • Nike Socks (Men's & Women's sizes)
  • Sketch Books
  • Sticky Notes
  • Mascara
  • Eyeliner
  • Slippers
  • Sandals/Flip Flops
  • Joggers (Jogging pants with cuffs at bottom)
  • Trading Cards
  • Head Bands (for teenage girls)
  • Sporting Goods - Footballs, Soccer balls, Basketballs, Volleyballs, Nerf Basketball Hoop

Download a printable Wish List to take shopping with you.

For more information please contact Tracy at (402) 437-8820 or via email. We guarantee your gifts will be used—and appreciated!