Accepting crucial items for success


In-kind donations from our donors and partners allow Boys & Girls Aid to pass 100% of public donations straight to the children we serve. We are deeply grateful for those who have bought or collected essential items. Throughout the year we have in-kind donation drives. Take a look at the available projects below. We are ready and available to work with corporations, community groups and individuals on special in-kind donation projects.


Kitchen & Household

  • 8 qt. pot with lid (for induction stove top)

  • Set of tupperware

  • Large cookie sheet (max 20x14”)

  • Oven mitts

  • Water bottles

  • Hot tea bags

  • Hot chocolate mix

  • Candles

  • Full length mirror (no glass)

  • Towels

  • Wash cloths

  • Extra-long twin bed sheets

  • Pillows

  • Pillow cases

  • Warm blankets

Art Supplies

  • Small canvases

  • Coloring books

  • Adult coloring books

  • Colored pencils

  • Markers

  • Acrylic paint

  • Tye dye kits

  • Arts & crafts kits

  • Journals

  • Small photo albums


  • PG-13 movies


  • House of Night series

  • Divergent series

  • Twilight series

  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns

  • The Lumatere Chronicles series

  • Children’s books about adoption (A Mother for Choco, What Makes a Family is Love, The Invisible String)


  • Socks

  • Underwear

  • Leggings (girls 13-18)

  • Swimsuits (girls 13-18)

  • Bras (girls 13-18)

  • Robes (girls 13-18)

  • Slippers (girls 13-18)


  • Shampoo & conditioner

  • Toothpaste

  • Deodorant


  • Eyeshadow kits

  • Mascara

  • Eye liner

  • Eyebrow kits

  • Lip stick/lip gloss

  • Perfume

  • Lotion

  • Makeup remover wipes


  • Skip-Bo

  • Deck of cards

  • Board games for kids 8+

  • Small Lego sets (all ages)

  • Puzzles (all ages)

  • Outdoor toys (bubbles, sidewalk chalk, jump ropes, etc.)

  • Wii Just Dance

  • Wii WarioWare Smooth Moves

  • MP3 Player without camera or internet access

  • Fugifilm Instax mini camera film

Big Ticket Items

  • Bean bags

  • Keurig

  • Aquatic Park gift card

  • Zoo membership

Gift Cards

  • Target

  • Fred Meyer

  • Taco Bell

  • McDonalds

  • Dutch Bros

  • Panda Express

  • Wunderland Movie Theater

  • Movie tickets

  • Claire’s (jewelry)


Donations for The Nest

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) has been forced to place youth in hotels or house them in DHS offices because they do not have adequate foster families. In our area alone, more than 130 children spent at least one night in a hotel room or state office in the last nine months. One child, just 5-years-old, spent 55 days in a hotel room.

Boys & Girls Aid has created an option for DHS instead of hoteling kids, we will care for them in a safe and loving foster home. We call this home, the Nest.

In addition to the foster parents, Boys & Girls Aid is providing professional on-site staff to assist with support and day programing for these children. Because they have experienced severe neglect, trauma and abuse, these children are in crisis and will need as much support as we can provide. The Nest is able to serve 7 children and since opening on November 1st, all beds have been filled. 

Serving such young children is a first for Boys & Girls Aid and we are seeking donations for infants and children up to 8-years-old. Items will go directly to children at the Nest. We are looking for the following items. All items should be new.

Needs for The Nest

  • Children’s books

  • Children’s puzzles

  • Children’s art supplies

  • Building blocks and toys

  • Dolls and dollhouse

  • Train set and tracks

  • Snuggle blankets

  • Children’s videos (DVDs)

  • Children’s pajamas (sizes 5 - 10 years old)

  • Children’s clothes (sizes 5 - 10 years old)

  • Shoes (sizes 4 - 13)

  • Short book case

  • Art easel

  • Bouncy chair

  • Water bottles

  • Gift Cards (Target, Carters, Amazon)



(nest) noun;

1.    A shelter made by loving hands to house and protect the young;

2.   A place to raise a family;

3.   A safe and loving home.



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