United Methodist Children's Home Needs Your Help: Christmas 2015 Wish List


The holidays are right around the corner and the United Methodist Children's Home needs your help to make Christmas a special time for the 80 children in their foster care program and another 70 residents on the Children's Home campus.

There are two ways to help. You can donate gifts from the general Wish List below OR contact the Christmas Coordinator to sponsor a child over age 8 or a family living on campus.

All gifts are due to the United Methodist Children’s Home in Decatur by Monday, Dec. 7.  Donations can be delivered to the main office Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. or Sunday, Dec. 6, from 1-5 p.m. Please only donate new items.

Read more and download the Wish List at http://www.umchildrenshome.org/2015/10/26/christmas-2015-wish-list/

Items needed:

VISA Gift Cards (please put cards with receipts in an envelope, separate from gifts)
Publix/Kroger gift cards
Infant and Toddler Clothing
Children’s Clothing (up to children’s size 16)
Cloth and Board Books for Infants and Toddlers
Baby and Toddler Toys
Gender-neutral Toys (arts & crafts, Legos, educational, pretend play, musical instruments, etc.)
Educational Toys
Diapers and Diaper Bags
Pull-ups (sizes, 3, 4, 5 & 6)
Baby Supplies (crib sheets, baby gates, teething rings, safety items, pacifiers, etc.)
Sturdy Suitcases or Duffel bags                                                      
Dolls (representing a variety of ethnicities)
Books from our Book List for New Foster Homes:

  • Hootah’s Baby  by Joanne Green
  • One for the Murphy’s  by Linda Mullaly Hunt
  • Maybe Days  by Jennifer Wilgocki and Marcia Kahn Wright
  • Kids Need to Be Safe  by Julie Nelson
  • Families Change by Julie Nelson
  • Murphy’s Three Homes by Jan Levinson Gilman and Kathy O’Mally

Passes, Tickets, Memberships

This year, please consider a gift that may ignite a budding passion or career!  The families and children we serve are often are excluded from activities they cannot afford. For example, tickets to a Hawks or Silverbacks game, the movie theatre, the Zoo, or the Aquarium are events they may never experience without your help.