Wish List-In-Kind Giving

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

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: Walmart, 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.

Items that are currently needed are highlighted in yellow below:

School Related Needs

  • Walmart gift cards
  • Staples gift cards
  • Indoor leather basket balls
  • 3-Ring binders (white, 1” or 2”)
  • 3-Ring binders (yellow or white 1½”)
  • 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.
  • Seemed 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, sun screen, Hydrocortisone cream

Speech & Drama Needs

Other Residential Essential Needs

  • Twin-size sheet sets(white)
  • Twin- and full-size sheets
  • Twin- and full-size comforters
  • Towels (not white)
  • Pillows
  • Twin-size mattress pads
  • Twin-size blankets
  • HE laundry detergent
  • Dishes
  • Pots and pans
  • Pot holders
  • Silverware
  • Toaster
  • Can openers
  • Coffee pots
  • Small appliances
  • Pictures for walls
  • Area rugs
  • Plastic cups
  • Pot holders
  • Dish clothes and towels
  • Windex
  • Lysol bathroom cleaner
  • Suitcases
  • Umbrellas
  • Duffel bags
  • Med-sized plastic totes
  • Xbox 360 games (rated Tor lower)
  • Wii games (rated T orlower)
  • PlayStation 3 games (rated T or lower)

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

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