Wish List-In-Kind Giving

For questions or comments about the Wish List, please contact Susan Bernier

at (423) 787-8753 or by clicking Susan Bernier

Monetary Gifts

Unrestricted monetary gifts are of the greatest need at Holston Home and are the best way to make a difference in the lives of children. Your gift funds everything from the basic living needs of each child to the loving house staff who give the love, support and care that each child needs to meet their full potential.

Gift Cards:

Gift cards to major retailers such as: Wal-Mart, Food City, Target, Staples, TSC, Co-op, clothing stores and many others are always needed for incoming residents. The majority of children arrive with very little or with nothing but the clothes they are wearing. One of the first things that Holston Home does is to make sure the clothing and personal items needed are met. It adds a level of dignity to what is sometimes a traumatic transition.

School Related Needs:

  • Wal-Mart Gift Cards
  • Staples Gift Cards
  • Indoor, Leather Basket Balls
  • Manual pencil sharpeners (wall mounts - Stanley Bostitch Manual Sharpener)
  • Crayons
  • Drawing Paper (9x12 or 12x18)
  • Seemed Composition books 
  • Water Color Paper
  • Water Color Paint Sets
  • Tempera Paint (Gallon black & variety in colors in small bottles)
  • Large Construction paper
  • Charcoal Pencils
  • Colored Pencils (48-72 Count)
  • Pastels
  • Oil Pastels
  • Acrylic Paint (Small bottles)
  • Plastic Paint Pallettes
  • Markers (waterproof)
  • Dry erase markers
  • White out tape
  • Germ -x
  • Clorox wipes
  • 1 ½ inch three-ring binders
  • Cardstock (white and multi-colored)
  • TI 30X Calculator
  • Highlighters
  • Expo board cleaner (spray)
  • Headphones
  • Over the Counter Medications (Tylenol, Advil, Aleve, Midol, Benadryl, cough drops)
  • First Aid items (Band Aids, Gauze Pad, Gauze Wrap, Neosporin, burn spray, sun screen, Hydrocortisone Cream)

Other Residential Essential Needs:

  • Twin Size White Sheet Sets
  • HE laundry detergent
  • Twin Size Sheets
  • Full Size Sheets
  • Towels (not white)
  • Washcloths (not white)
  • Dishes
  • Pots & Pans
  • Pot holders
  • Silverware
  • Toaster
  • Can openers
  • Coffee pots
  • Small appliances
  • Pictures for walls
  • Pillows
  • Full & Twin Comforters
  • Area rugs
  • Curtains
  • Plastic cups
  • Pot holder
  • Dish clothes & towels
  • Windex
  • Lysol Bathroom Cleaner
  • Playstation 3 Games (Rated T or lower)
  • Xbox 360 Games (Rated T or lower)
  • Wii Games (Rated T or lower)

Clothing Essentials:

  • Belts
  • Socks
  • Panties
  • Bras
  • Tennis shoes (women size 7-11 & men size 7-14)
  • Pajama Sets
  • Collared Shirts (men & women S-XXL)

Personal & Hygiene Needs:

  • Body wash
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Hair gel
  • Hair brushes
  • Chapstick
  • Combs
  • Shampoo
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Umbrellas
  • Deodorant (for men & women)
  • Body wash (for men & women)
  • Lotion
  • Duffel bags
  • Suitcases
  • Med-sized Plastic Totes
  • Lice kits

Larger Items Needed:

  • Car seats
  • Booster seats
  • Baby gates
  • Bed frames (Full)
  • New mattresses (Full, Twin & Twin Long)

Christian Life Needs:

  • Bibles (KJV, NLT)
  • Jesus Today (by Sarah Young)
  • Crazy Love (by Francis Chain)
  • Compelled by Love (by Heidi Baker)
  • I Dared To Call Him Father (by Bilquis Sheikh)
  • Peace Child (by Don Richardson)

Adventure Based Counseling:

  • Bags of pine shavings
  • Mulch 
  • TSC or Co-op gift cards
  • Carhartt Coats (adult sizes)
  • Equestrian Helmets (Tipperary or Ovation brand)
  • Sand
  • Waterproof Bag (to fit First Aid Kit)
  • Rubber Boots
  • Riding Boots (adult sizes)
  • Socks (for youth ages 11-18)
  • Large Tarp
  • Lanterns (oil or battery)
  • Chest Harnesses (10)
  • Salt block
  • Ace Bandages
  • Sunscreen and Bug Spray
  • Vet Wrap

Early Childhood Ministries:

  • Cardstock (white or colored)
  • Photo paper
  • Watercolor paint sets
  • Paint brushes (toddlers/preschoolers)
  • Scissors (toddlers/preschoolers)
  • Board books
  • Outdoor playground equipment – balls, large dump trucks, sand toys, toddler size riding toys, push lawn mowers toddler toy
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Bubbles- soap and blowing wands, battery operated bubble blowers
  • Toddler play vacuum cleaners


  • Pianos
  • Used items: clothes, toys, games, stuffed animals, bedding, towels, shoes, etc.