HEPH_Justin08_webIt’s back-to-school time!  Help us get our kids ready for a great year at school! Please drop school supplies off at the house by August 20th.  Items like scissors, glue sticks, ear buds and markers can be used all year!    We are always in need of supplies for our Day Care, Head Start and Family Support programs, as well as clothes, shoes, toys, personal items and gift cards for the children living in our group and foster homes.

Some items, such as DS games, DVDs and bike helmets are needed all year. Let us know if you have something specific that you think we might be able to use.

Wish list donations can be dropped off with our receptionist at 946 North Boulevard or 1144 Lake Street (5th floor) in Oak Park. If you plan to donate one of the larger items, please contact us first so that we may alert our staff.

If you’d like to do a group donation and your group is looking for inexpensive household items, please go to our Target wishlist. There are also larger items on that list that have been requested by Hephzibah Home staff.  Please contact Deb Poe with any questions.

Group Home Wish List

• Mini-Van in great condition with low miles
•Kinetic sand and Play-doh
• Ipod shuffles or other MP3 players (new or used)
• Fidgets toys – spinners and balls
Bop-It games
Neon Blackboard Chalk Markers
• Fun Posters for kids’ rooms
• $15 gift cards to Classic Cinemas (Lake Theater in Oak Park)
Scrapbooks with picture cut-out on front- any color
Face paint  (2-3 kits)
• Photo Albums with pockets for kids to take photos with them when they leave
• DVDs or Blue Ray of current kid movies.  (G and PG only: Finding Dory, Trolls, Sing, Monster Trucks)
• New gym shoes in little kids size 12 through big kids size 5
• Gift cards for Great America, local roller skating rinks, LEGOLAND, Pump-it-UP, etc
• Gift cards for Target and Walmart
Waterproof bedsheet protectors (single size)
• Nintento DS machines and games (used or new: racing games and lego games are favorites)
• Plain white T-shirts and tie-dye kit
• $5 McDonalds gift cards
• AA and AAA batteries
Peel n stick foam craft kits for holidays, fuzzy coloring posters
• Superhero books, dog books, Monster High books
• Play-Doh and moon sand and tools and toys to play with these items
• Packs of Sugarless gum in kid-friendly flavors!
Bey Blades, Etch a Sketch, Barbie clothes
• 3 Large connect-four games, 38″

Personal Care/Kitchen Items

• Countertop Microwave for Residence
• Gentle bar soap (Dove, sensitive skin)
• Shelf for bath towels and wash cloths in DTC
• Kitchen dish cloths and towels
• 4 slice toaster (good quality but any brand)
• Electric Griddle (commercial style, the household ones don’t last!)
• Neosporin
• Chap-Stick/lip balm (need lots of these, they go missing quickly)
• Children’s Ibuprofen, Tylenol, cough medicine and Benadryl
• Kids Battery spin Toothbrushes  (next to the regular kids’ toothbrushes in drugstore)
• Mini deodorant for girls and boys
• Hair products (kids 2-1 shampoo, conditioner, detangler, cream)
Combs and brushes, headbands, ponytail holders, barrettes, bobby pins & clips
• Flat Iron/Hair Straightener
• Small Dixie cups
• Light up tub toys, tub crayons or paint


Foster Care, Head Start, and
Family Support Program Wishes

• passes to Great America for mentors and foster kids
• laundry soap, baby wipes
• Disposable Diapers, any size
Tall backed car booster seats with 5 point harness (new or used)
• $20 CTA Ventra cards
• Grocery and gas gift cards
• Kitchen items in like-new condition

Day Care Program Wishes

• 12 Passenger Van in good condition with seatbelts
• 2 foldable wagons for transporting fun!
• Fog machine for events and special activities, and fog juice (of course!)
Bluetooth speakers (3)

In-kind Contribution Form >