HOPE FOR TOMORROW

At St. Catherine's, we receive many inquiries about specific gifts for our children and families. Below is a list of items we are always looking for to provide to our kids, as well as a suggested donation price for the item.

2016 Wish List for

St. Catherine's Center for Children 

Gift /Donation

Project/Item

Program

Purpose

$15

Birthday Gift Card

Residential

A child can choose their own birthday gift

$25

25 books

Residential Library

25 books

$35

Emergency Meal – Family of Four

Community-based Services

Provide a meal for a family

$50

Therapeutic Toys and Games

Play Therapy

 

$75

Family Night Out

Community-based Services/Marillac Homeless Family Shelter

Dinner and movie

$100

Welcome a Newborn

Community-based Services/Marillac Homeless Family Shelter

Diapers, formula, blankets, clothes

$100

Child’s Birthday

Residential/Community-based Services

Gift and Party

$125

Backpack and School Supplies

All Programs

Needed all year long but critical need when school starts

$150

Expressive Arts Therapy

Residential/Marillac Homeless Family Shelter

Art Supplies

$150

Foster Child Emergency Admission Kit

Therapeutic Foster Care Program

Clothes, hygiene items, school supplies

$150

Infant Furnishings

Community-based Services/Marillac Homeless Family Shelter/Foster Care

Purchase items needed for safe babies – a high chair, a car seat, a Pack-and-Play, a stroller

$200

Sponsor a Child’s Camp supplies

All Programs

Bathing suit, water shoes, towel, sneekers, sunscreen, snacks

$200

Sponsor a Cub Scout in Troop 30

R&E May School Cub Scout Troop 30

The scouts come from families who are unable to afford dues, much less uniforms.

$250

Sponsor a Child at Summer Camp

All Programs

 

$400

Plant a Tree and Honor a Friend

All Programs

Tree will be planted in the garden surrounding the Helen M. Hayes Courtyard.

$500

Child’s Bedroom Makeover

Residential

Personalized bedding, curtains, paint and wall decorations

$600

Courtyard Bench

All programs

Bench will be installed in the garden surrounding the Helen M. Hayes Courtyard. And at the Copson facility.

$1,000

Engraved Brick

All Programs

Brick will be installed in the garden surrounding the Helen M. Hayes Courtyard

$1,000

New furniture Homeless Family Shelter Unit

Marillac Homeless Family Shelter

Refurnish one of 24 Shelter Units

$1,000

Family YMCA Membership

Community-based Services

Keep the Children off the streets and provide family activities

$1,000

Sponsor a homeless person’s transition to permanent housing

Project HOST – healthy Outcomes and Supported Transitions

Stock a new home with household items, kitchenware, linens, food, cleaning supplies, small appliances.

$1,000

Outdoor Summer Activity Equipment

Marillac Homeless Family Shelter

Balls, Badminton,

$1,500

Family Reunification Package

Residential/ Foster Care

Underwrite the expense of a reunified family’s travel expenses and a reunion retreat