Wish List

The Simple Things

When our children tell us their wants and needs, we listen, because that’s what good parents do. It’s our responsibility to provide for them, and while we can’t always give them everything they want, we want them to know that they are being provided for and cared about every day.

Some of these children arrive on our campus with absolutely nothing, so, from time to time, we create a wish list for them and send their wishes out into the world.

As a nonprofit, we rely on the generosity of our friends and our community to help us provide for the hundreds of children that we serve on a daily basis, especially during the holidays. Gifts of personal items are greatly appreciated.

Listed below are items that are needed by children in all of our programs, during the holidays and all year long!

  • CD Walkman
  • CD Player
  • CDs with clean lyrics
  • Men’s & Women’s Wallet
  • Disposable Cameras
  • Journals & Diaries
  • Boys/Men’s Undershirts (white, crew neck, all sizes)
  • Boys/Men’s Boxer Briefs (all sizes)*
  • Girls/Ladies Panties (all sizes)*
  • Socks
  • Tennis Shoes (child size 13 up to adult size 12 – girls/boys)

*Underwear is usually our biggest request, especially for those kids who arrive with nothing

  • Window Clings for All Seasons
  • Construction Paper
  • Liquid Craft Paint
  • Fat Crayons
  • Glitter
  • Googly Eyes in Different Sizes
  • Black Sharpie Markers
  • Pom-Poms in Different Colors & Sizes
  • Scrapbooking Kits
  • Tape
  • Stencils
  • Beads of All Shapes and Sizes
  • Books and Stories on Tape
  • Washable Markers
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Modeling Clay
  • Model Kits

  • White Bath Towels
  • White Washcloths
  • Pots/Pans
  • Dish Towels/Cloths
  • Silverware (forks and spoons)
  • Batteries (all sizes)
  • Twin Size Sheet Set
  • Twin Size Pillow Cases

  • Deodorant (stick) – Male & Female
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • African-American Hair Care Products
  • Shampoo
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Hair Brushes
  • Hair Gel
  • Bath & Body Items
  • Toothpaste
  • Adult Tooth Brushes
  • Toothbrush holders
  • Gifts Cards (Gift cards to Walmart and Target are greatly appreciated at any time during the year.)

  • Loose leaf paper
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Notebooks
  • Journals
  • Backpacks



  • 10 Guitars (One for each cottage.)
  • 10 Keyboards (One for each cottage.)


  • Yoga mats
  • Rock-climbing gear
  • Exercise bands
  • Sporting equipment
  • Air pump for balls
  • Basketball rack
  • Workout dvds (zumba, yoga, pilates, etc.)
  • Meditation dvds
  • Volleyball net
  • Chalkboard
  • Chalk
  • Paint
  • Art supplies (paintbrushes, clay, canvas, etc.)
  • Yard games (Cornhole, KanJam, etc.)
  • New basketball nets
  • Gardening equipment
  • Arcade games
  • Ping pong/ Air hockey

All qualified donations to Buckhorn are tax-deductible. New and gently used items are preferred. Drop-off hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. These items can be delivered to 116 Buckhorn Lane, Buckhorn, KY 41721.

Adopt a Cottage!

If you would like to adopt one of our cottages or sponsor a child in one of our off-campus programs this Christmas, please contact us for more information!

Sue McIntosh

Development Specialist
Phone: 606-398-7000
Toll-Free: 1-800-472-3678
Fax: 606-398-7912
Email: sue.mcintosh@buckhorn.org

When You’re Ready,

call us toll-free at 1-800-472-3678 or

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