Wish List

For questions or comments about the Wish List, please contact Susan Bernier
at (423) 787-8753 or by sending us an email.

Holston Home for Children accepts monetary gifts, gift cards, new clothing, new shoes, and the items listed below. Many children arrive with very little or with nothing but the clothes they are wearing. One of the first things we do is to make sure that these basic needs are met.

Items that are currently needed are highlighted in yellow:

School Related Needs

  • Walmart gift cards
  • Staples gift cards
  • Indoor leather basketballs
  • 3-Ring binders (white, 1” or 2”)
  • Divider inserts with pockets for 3-ring binders
  • Canvases (5×7 or 8×10)
  • Colored copy paper (not white)
  • Large construction paper
  • Drawing art paper (9×12 or 12×18)
  • Charcoal pencils
  • Gel Pens
  • Colored pencils (48-72 count) and Pens
  • Mechanical (not wood) pencils
  • Pencil pouches
  • Graph paper
  • Art supplies – oil pastels
  • Water color paper
  • Water color paint sets
  • Pastel paints
  • Acrylic paint (small bottles)
  • Plastic paint palettes
  • Sharpie markers (permanent)
  • Markers (waterproof)
  • Highlighters
  • Dry erase markers
  • Expo board cleaner (spray)
  • White out tape
  • Germ X/Hand Sanitizer
  • Clorox wipes
  • Facial tissues
  • Elmers Glue (liquid) and Elmers Glue Sticks
  • Cardstock (white and multi-colored)
  • Compass (math)
  • Green hanging file folders
  • Headphones
  • Texas Instrument calculators (TI83 or TI 84)
  • Word Puzzle Books: Crossword, Sudoku, Word Search, etc.
  • Composition notebooks (NOT wire-bound)
  • Tempera paint (gallon-size black & variety of colors in small bottles)
  • Electric pencil sharpeners
  • Padded Backpacks (for college students – large enough to hold laptop)
  • Over-the-counter medications: Tylenol, Advil, Aleve, Midol, Benadryl, cough drops
  • First aid items: Band aids, gauze pads, gauze wraps, Neosporin, burn spray, sunscreen, Hydrocortisone cream

Speech & Drama Needs

Other Residential Essential Needs

  • Twin-size XL sheet sets (white)
  • Twin-size XL comforters
  • Towels (not white)
  • Pillows
  • Twin-size XL mattress pads
  • Twin-size XL blankets
  • HE laundry detergent
  • Lysol bathroom cleaner
  • Umbrellas
  • Duffel bags
  • Med-sized plastic totes

Personal & Hygiene Needs

  • Hair gel
  • Hair brushes
  • Chapstick
  • Combs
  • Shampoo
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Deodorant (for men & women)
  • Body wash (for men & women)
  • Lotion
  • Lice kits

Clothing Essentials (all clothing must be new)

Larger Items Needed

Christian Life Needs

Adventure Based Counseling

  • Bags of pine shavings
  • Mulch
  • TSC or Co-op gift cards
  • Carhartt coats (adult sizes)
  • 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
  • Equestrian helmets (Tipperary or Ovation brand)

Early Childhood Ministries