Our Place — December 2012 Wish List

The Salvation Army’s Our Place Day Care Center focuses on helping families break the cycle of homelessness and attain self sufficiency by providing a program that meets the educational, emotional, and spiritual needs of each family member. While their children are enrolled, parents have the opportunity to work, seek permanent housing, attend school, receive counseling, volunteer in the center, or attend Parent Workshops.

Items we could use ALL the time:

Hats & Mittens/Gloves (3 mo’s – 4 yrs)
Clothing (all sizes 6 mo’s – 7/8, NEW only)
Sneakers (for 1-5 yr olds)
Construction Paper (all colors)
Underwear (preschool – ages 3-5)
Baby Wipes (non scented)
Diapers (size 18 – 40 lbs)
Baby Fruit #1, #2, #3
Baby Cereal
Baby Crackers
Gold Fish crackers
Saltine and/or Ritz Crackers
Animal Crackers
Water Color Paints
Glue Sticks
Glue (jugs)
Paint (washable – all colors)
Finger Paint (washable – all colors)
Washable Markers (all colors & sizes)
Bubbles (jugs)

Other items we wish for:

Musical Toys (6 mo’s – 3 yrs)
Push and pull toys (1-2 yrs)
Arts and Crafts items
Paint Brushes (large and reg. size)
Child Friendly Dance Music
Baby Dolls Accessories (clothes, bottles, bibs)
Small Cot sheets (20)
Crib Sheets (4)
Toy phone (2)
Toy Fire Truck (2)
Petsmart Gift Certificate (to buy fish and frogs)
Small corner bookshelf (2)
Backyardagain CD’s
Dora/Diego CD’s
Thomas the Train trains, tracks, books, etc.
Cushion Ball pit (for infants)
Small cushion ramps and equipment for infants/toddlers.
Cushion ball pit (for infants/toddlers)

“Big Books”- books large enough for circle time such as “This Old Man”, “No David” and “There’s an Alligator Under my Bed” (all kinds, for 1-4 year olds)
Books on tape/CD (all kinds, 2-4 yr olds)
2 Headphones (to listen to books on tape/CD)

Classroom Supplies for Teachers:
Clear Packing Tape
Sponges w/scrubbers (for cleaning)
Spray Bottles
Copy Paper
First Aid Kit supplies
Classroom Back Packs (1)
First Aid Kits (2)
Money to put towards using the “Creative Curriculum On-Line Assessment Tool” – cost is $800/yr

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