Many children in our foster and group homes arrive without the simple necessities of daily life. We want our children to have a safe and comfortable living environment while teaching them basic life skills.
Our Wish List items are an excellent way for individuals and corporations to give outside of traditional cash donation. The items below ensure that our group and foster homes, and our Summit Trail apartment residents with do not go without basic needs year-round:
Our children and young adults need all the same hygienic supplies that you do. Considering picking up something extra next time you are restocking for yourself and donate to CHRIS 180.
Examples: shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste/toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, feminine hygiene kits
Many of our children and young adults come to us with limited clothing and we are often providing them with school clothes and helping them dress for job interviews.
Examples: socks and undergarments (new), professional clothing for men and women, sweaters, sweat shirts, pajamas, sneakers, dress shoes
Independent Living Needs
When young adults arrive at our TransitionZ at Summit Trail apartments, we pair them with a Life Skills coach to become productive and independent members of their community. They call Summit Trail home and we provide with the necessary items to transition to independence.
Examples: blankets, sheet sets (twin XL and queen), pillow cases, towels, shower curtains, pots/pan, dishes, dinnerware, dish soap, laundry detergent, dish towels
Store gift cards are an excellent source for CHRIS 180 to fill the needs of our children, young adults, and families we serve.
Examples: Target, Walmart, Old Navy, Amazon, Visa, Footlocker
Games and Sports Items
Children in our foster and group homes are working toward feeling normal again and not feeling different than other kids their age. Getting to play games and sports just like their peers is a large part of this process.
Examples: basketballs, footballs, baseballs, card games, board games, handheld electronic games, arts and crafts supplies