On-Going Needs

Wish List for Moms

For their room:

  • Alarm clock, pillow, set of twin sheets, pillowcase
  • Under the bed storage boxes, plastic storage containers of various sizes with lids, toy box, laundry baskets
  • Towels, washcloths, toiletries

For their spirit:

  • Inspirational Books (Daily Meditations, Chicken Soup Books: for the Soul/Mothers/Teens, etc.).
  • Photo albums, disposable cameras
  • Stationery, envelopes, postage stamps, phone cards

For their education:

  • Backpacks filled with school supplies (for adults and children)
  • Calendars or planners

Wish List for Infants and Toddlers


  • Diapers
  • Bibs
  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby spoons
  • Bottles (without liners)


  • Formulas: Enfamil Lipil with iron or Parent’s Choice Lipids with iron (Wal-Mart) or Brand Hy-Vee's brand “Mother's Choice with iron”.
  • Jar Baby food (i.e. single items such as green beans, squash, applesauce, etc.)
  • (Note: mixed dinners/desserts don’t count in the State’s food program guidelines)
  • 2nd Foods” Baby foods such as carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, green beans, peas, spinach, applesauce, bananas, pears, peaches)
  • Baby cereal (oatmeal/rice)
  • Finger food cereals (Cheerios, Fruit Loops)
  • Soft breakfast cereal bars

Wish List for Kids


  • Whiffle balls/bats
  • Frisbee
  • Badminton
  • Jump ropes
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Kites (Spring)
  • Card games (e.g. Go Fish)
  • Board Games
  • Soft balls

Craft Items and Miscellaneous Supplies:

  • Chunky board books
  • Glue Sticks or Glue
  • Chunky puzzles
  • Glitter
  • Finger paints
  • Pom Poms
  • Play dough
  • Beads
  • Construction Paper
  • Batteries (AA/C)
  • Washable Markers
  • Clear Contact Paper
  • Glitter
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Yarn
  • Craft “eyes”
  • Cotton balls
  • Buttons
  • Ribbon
  • Paint (finger & washable paints)
  • Big paper rolls
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Paint brushes (1/2 in- 1 in)
  • Small totes or stackable bins to store item