Children's Home Society of Idaho

Backpack Collection – Help us to make the start of the school year GREAT!

Already that time of year again! The Children’s Home Society is collecting backpacks and school supplies for the children we serve. Please help us to make the start of the school year great.

Items needed are:  sturdy backpacks, spiral notebooks, scissors, rulers, composition books, lined paper, crayons, pencils, folders, markers and any other items you feel would be good to prepare kids for the coming school year.

Small gestures like a brand new backpack can have a positive impact on the life of an under-served child.

If you don’t have time to run out and buy these items but still would like to donate, not a problem! Just click on the SHOP NOW! link to show the items in need. Pick what you would like to donate, and have it shipped directly to the Children’s Home Society. If you do make a purchase online, please make note of your contact information so we can properly thank you and send you a tax receipt. 

CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW!

We need 700 backpacks for the children we see. Please drop-off items to the Children’s Home Society at 740 Warm Springs Avenue, Boise.

 

Play Therapy Donations Needed

We are looking for donations for our Play Therapy Program. Below is list of items we could benefit from, if you have extras laying about, or know of someone who would like to donate, please spread the word. We are accepting new items only. Please make sure the items gender neutral (ie. if choice between pink doll house and beige doll house pick beige) and low tech so as to encourage imagination.

* PLAYMOBIL – Rescue Ambulance and Fire Truck set
* PLAYMOBIL Rescue Ladder Unit, or any set
* Doll house and dolls – preferable of light and dark skin tone
* Doctor kit or some kind of doctor play material
* Two play phones for talking to each other (really basic – could be old non-working cell phones)
* Plastic Animals -regular as well as the more scary figures dinosaurs, dragons, alligators)
* Cars/Trucks people: fire truck, ambulance, bus, and police car
* Fisher-Price Little People Sit with Me School Bus or 
* PLAYMOBIL School Bus, Something that can open up to put things in to easily and looks like a school bus.
* Sand tray and sand- a large blue box that has a lid and then is on a sturdy side table
* Figurines for sand tray/play: Castle with Knights {such as * Liberty Imports Medieval Castle Knights Action Figure Toy * Army Playset with Assemble Castle, Catapult and Horse- * Drawn Carriage (Bucket of 8 Soldier Figurines) 
* Doll(s) and care items (bottle, blanket, baby food)
* Art supplies (paper, water colors, color pencils) and Play Dough
* Play kitchen and play food. 
* Dress up 
* Over door basketball
* Games-Uno, Candyland, Jenga, Sorry, Trouble, the fishing game, the soccer balls with the questions on them, connect 4, social skills games

If you don’t have time to run out and buy these items but still would like to donate, not a problem! Just click on the SHOP NOW! link to show the items in need. Pick what you would like to donate, and have it shipped directly to the Children’s Home Society.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW!

 

 

You can call Kenzie Long at 208-343-7813 ext. 1232 or email here at klong@childrenshomesociety.com with questions or for more information on donation items. 

 

Thank you for time and generosity!