Wish List

Kids in Crisis Wish List

Back-to-school needs:

  • New good quality backpacks (Jansport or similar type backpacks are most needed for our teens to carry all those heavy books!)
  • Gift cards for back-to-school clothes would be GREATLY appreciated (MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, Old Navy, Target, and Stamford Mall are all helpful)
  • 3- and 5- subject notebooks
  • 3 ring binders – 1” and 2”, flexible or hard covered
  • Subject dividers (for inside binders)
  • Pocket folders – with and without 3 ring binder holes
  • Pencil cases - with and without 3 ring binder holes
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Crayola markers – fine line, super tips, and regular
  • New, reusable lunch bags
  • Basic calculators
  • Gift cards for back-to-school supplies


Ethnic hair products (local pharmacy chains all have ethnic hair products section):

  • Combs and brushes
  • Ponytail holders
  • Barrettes (large size ones)
  • Gels
  • Shampoos (that are specific for African American Hair)
  • Conditioners (that are specific for African American Hair)
  • Head scarves
  • Doo rags
  • Wave pomade


For the Shelters:

  • Duffel bags (new or gently used)
  • New knife set (with assorted sizes for dinner prep) and knife sharpener
  • Kitchen dish set(s)
  • Dinner utensils
  • Flat irons (new only please)
  • Alarm clocks (with radios)
  • Food processor - new or gently used, in good working condition
  • Vacuum cleaners - new or gently used, in good working condition


Computers for the Shelters:

  • We are seeking up to 2 gently used computers in good, working condition for the residents to do their homework. Space saving, all-in-one computers would be ideal. Good working laptops may also work.


Special Treats!

  • Movie theater gift cards/certificates
  • Sponsor an outing – Bridgeport Bluefish games, trip to Norwalk Maritime Center, Chelsea Piers, or other fun off-campus outings!
  • Give the gift of cooking to our residents by gifting one or more cooking kits to Kids in Crisis. Visit http://www.raddishkids.com/ to order.


Gift Cards

  • MasterCard, Visa, AMEX
  • Art Supply Stores – Michael’s, AI Friedman
  • CVS or Walgreens
  • Wal-Mart/Target/Old Navy/other clothing stores
  • Local eateries – Baskin Robbins, Gopher, Rosie’s Frozen Yogurt, Dunkin Donuts, etc.

Donating items from our Wish List is a wonderful way for individuals, school, community, and corporate groups to assist the Agency with some of our most pressing needs.  If you or your group would like to start a collection on our behalf, please contact Jasmine Gorey at 203.622.6556 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information and/or to schedule a drop-off time.

Regretfully, we cannot accept used clothing, games, books or stuffed animals.