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.

School Related Needs

  • Walmart gift cards
  • Staples gift cards
  • Indoor leather basket balls
  • Drawing paper (9×12 or 12×18)
  • Large construction paper
  • Charcoal pencils
  • Colored pencils (48-72 count)
  • Water color paper
  • Water color paint sets
  • Pastels
  • Oil pastels
  • Acrylic paint (small bottles)
  • Plastic paint palettes
  • Markers (waterproof)
  • Highlighters
  • Dry erase markers
  • Expo board cleaner (spray)
  • White out tape
  • Germ-X
  • Clorox wipes
  • 1½-inch three-ring binders
  • Headphones
  • Cardstock (white and multi-colored)
  • Texas Instrument calculators (TI83 or TI 84)
  • Seemed composition notebooks (NOT wire-bound)
  • Tempera paint (gallon-size black & variety of colors in small bottles)
  • Manual pencil sharpeners (wall mounts – Stanley Bostitch manual sharpener)
  • 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

  • Digital timer
  • Buzzers
  • Small laminator
  • Laminator pouches
  • Sharpie markers
  • Dry erase markers
  • Dry erase eraser
  • Poster board
  • Foam board
  • Scrap fabric or yarn
  • Used costume pieces (hats, gloves, full costumes)
  • Any DVD’s of musicals, plays or Shakespeare
  • Board games: Charades, Guestures, Spontuneous, Picwits, or any “Murder Mystery” games

Other Residential Essential Needs

  • Twin-size sheet sets (white)
  • Twin- and full-size sheets
  • Twin- and full-size comforters
  • Towels (not white)
  • Washcloths (not white)
  • HE laundry detergent
  • Dishes
  • Pots and pans
  • Pot holders
  • Silverware
  • Toaster
  • Can openers
  • Coffee pots
  • Small appliances
  • Pictures for walls
  • Pillows
  • Area rugs
  • Curtains
  • Plastic cups
  • Pot holders
  • Dish clothes and towels
  • Windex
  • Lysol bathroom cleaner
  • Xbox 360 games (rated T or lower)
  • Wii games (rated T or lower)
  • PlayStation 3 games (rated T or lower)

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

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

ITEMS NOT NEEDED