2020 Holiday Wish List

The Holiday Season is a special time at St. Vincent Home for Children!

Although this year’s celebrations will be very different for all of us, we are still working hard to keep the SPIRIT OF THE SEASON SHINING BRIGHT for our youth, and we can’t do that without your support!

Please consider donating a gift from our HOLIDAY WISH LIST, and help us fill their stockings with hope & cheer.

Our youth range in age from 6-19 and enjoy a wide variety of interests and hobbies. We have posted their wishes below which include arts & crafts, clothing, games, personal care items, bedding and more! Please take a look and help us spread the word by sharing with friends and family.

NEW: We know you enjoy bringing items to our facility, and we love to see you! But, because of COVID-19 we are not fully open to visitors, so we are launching our Holiday Wish List on Amazon Smile to make donating easier. You can now do your shopping on-line and the items will come directly to us! CLICK HERE to start shopping

Please note, gift cards are ALWAYS welcome (restaurants, movie theaters, shops, etc.). Please feel free to shop for those as well if you would like to include them in your donation.  Examples can be found here. 

We ask that you make your donation by December 11, to allow our volunteer elves enough time to wrap the gifts. Contact Becky Reichardt at (314) 261-6011 ext 123 or breichardt@saintvincenthome.org for more information, or to make your donation.

Gifts Ideas for St. Vincent Youth:

Clothing

  • Coats
  • Belts
  • Hoodies, Pants, Shirts, Basketball Shorts
  • Athletic Clothing (Adult S-XXL)
  • Pajamas Sets & Slippers
  • Boxer Briefs & Underwear (S-XXL)
  • Socks
  • Tennis Shoes (male & female)

Supplies

  • Clear Backpacks
  • Duffel Bags
  • Tablets
  • Journals & Pens

Hygiene Products

  • African American Haircare Products
  • Non-Aerosol Hygiene Products (deodorants, perfumes, etc.)
  • Body Wash & Lotion Sets
  • Cologne
  • Feminine Hygiene Products

Entertainment and Dining

  • Shopping gift cards (Target, Walmart, Shoe Carnival, etc.)
  • Tickets and/or gift cards for outings (theater passes, sports events, water parks, etc.)
  • Fast food gift cards
  • MP3 Players

Programs and Services Donations Needed

St. Vincent’s services include residential programs, individualized therapy and counseling, activities-based supports, and more. We have included a list of needs to help us provide these vital services throughout the year:

Residential Units

  • Twin Size Comforters
  • Twin Size Bed sheets
  • Board Games
  • Magazine Subscriptions
  • Motivational Posters or products to decorate rooms

St. Vincent’s Comfort Room:
A Comfort Room is a designated space that is intentionally designed to help calm an individual who feels stressed, or becomes overwhelmed.

Furniture

  • Couch, recliner, rocking chair, beanbag chair with “home-like” upholstery
  • Small table
  • Colorful throw rug

Visual Stimuli

  • Table or floor lamps with dimmers/adjustable settings
  • Colored lights and Lava Lamps
  • Art/Décor:  motivational decals, paintings, pictures, affirmations, hanging mobiles
  • Sleeping masks

Audio Stimuli

  • Sound machines/sound (provide white noise, rain, ocean, and other calming sounds)
  • Headphones
  • Musical instruments

Touch

  • Temperature: Heating pads, table top or stand fans, water coolers, ice packs
  • Stress: Squeeze balls, squishy balls, slinky
  • Texture: Quilts, blankets, pillows
  • Weighted Objects: Blankets, pillows, medicine balls, neck pillow
  • Stuffed animals
  • Beading, sewing, and knitting kits

Scent

  • Scent combinations that are calming, energizing, promoting focus, etc.

Art and Activity

  • Puzzles, Etch-A-Sketch, clay, sketch books, art supplies, books, activity books (Crossword, Sudoku, word search), dry erase board

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Thank you for making the holidays brighter for our youth!

St. Vincent Home for Children
7401 Florissant Road
St. Louis, MO 63121
Phone: 314-261-6011
Fax: 314-385-1467
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