Items, Supplies & Materials needed
Items, supplies, materials and services are cherished donations to us at Little Warriors and the Be Brave Ranch. In addition to monetary donations, we are in need of companies and kind individuals to donate items, equipment and services to cut down on our costs and to help keep our programming costs down and our facility running in first-rate shape for years to come.
Note: If you would like a gift in kind tax receipt, please complete and return this form with your donation, and be sure to include the original purchase receipt.
Drop Off Location
- Bonafide Renovation and Building Centre, #103, 108 Provincial Ave, Sherwood Park. They are open 9am-5pm M-F and 10-4 on Saturdays.
Or you can mail your donation to: Little Warriors / Be Brave Ranch, PO Box 92507, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 3X4
Alternatively, we can arrange for a staff or volunteer to pick up large donations from your location in Edmonton or Calgary. Please email email@example.com to make arrangements.
Items and Supplies Needed
*Please note we keep this list updated on an ongoing basis, so check back often for new and different needs and requests.
Batteries: AA and AAA *We urgently need AAA batteries as we are totally out of these and the kids use them in their flashlights at night time.
Carpet Shampooer: Large stand up one to do the carpets in the main lodge and houses.
Cleaning Supplies: Oven cleaner, broom/dust pan set, laundry soap, dishwasher soap.
Clothing: Size 10/12-14/16 for some of our older children on site. New or excellent used condition is appreciated!
Costumes: *Note costumes must be suitable for boys and girls ages 8-12 and girls ages 13-16. Help us create wonderful, magical, super awesome fun theme days for the kids at the Be Brave Ranch! Theme day examples are Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, Star Wars, the Wizard of Oz etc.
Craft/Art Supplies: Art canvases in a variety of sizes, art paint (acrylic, non-toxic) mini glue sticks, liquid white glue, tie dye, perler beads. Gift certificates to Dollar Stores or Michaels would be a welcome donation for us to purchase art supplies.
Dry Erase Board (24 x 30) X 2
Flip Chart Paper and Poster Board
Floor Mats: To have at the doors of each of the 5 houses and in the main lodge.
Footwear: *For boy and girls ages 8-12 and girls ages 13-16 (sizes 2-10): Runners, soft soled shoes, rubber boots, slippers, and winter boots.
Gym and Sports Equipment: Bike helmets, padded mini sticks, soft fabric balls, water bottles (new), ice packs, snowshoes (suitable for children’s feet sizes 2-10).
Gardening Supplies: Hand tools, watering cans, fence boards/posts for our garden.
Gift Cards: Home Depot / Rona, Walmart, Dollarama, Michaels, Superstore. We could also use gas cards to help with travel for our recreation activities around the Edmonton area and to assist with travel costs for children and families. A creative way to donate gift cards is to use your Aeroplan or Airmiles for gift cards and then donate them to Little Warriors.
Heat Packs/Magic Bags
Hygiene Products: If children forget some items we like to have some on hand to help them out. We are in need of shampoo, conditioner, hair elastics and detangler.
Incentive Prizes: Gift certificates to dollar stores that can be used in the Edmonton area would be greatly appreciated! Or if you prefer to shop for the items things like gum, glow sticks, cards, trinkets, cars, spa items (nail decals), stickers etc. Anything fun that the kids would love to get as a reward.
Journals and Photo Albums: Journals and small personal photo albums (small soft dollar store photoalbums, not hard cover ones).
Just for Fun: Mascara (for graduation ceremonies when the kids get all dressed up and have makeovers), manicure and spa kits for spa nights with the children (fruity facial masks, nail polish, nail decals/stickers, sugar scrubs etc.), hair chalk, essential oils, aromatherapy items, hand lotions (smelly lotions), Scentsy bars, diffusers, and oils.
Kitchen/Baking Supplies: Food Processor and Stand Mixer, Ziploc bags.
Laptops (2): The kids use these laptops for programming during the week and the staff use them for their daily shift notes etc. We are looking for laptops with: 500 GB Hard Drive, 4 GB Ram and Windows 10.
Musical Instruments: Guitars and hand drums
Office Supplies: Copy paper, sharpies, dry erase markers, post it notes, highlighters, paper clips, note pads, ink/toner, file folders, staplers and masking tape/scotch tape.
Outdoor items: Battery operated lanterns, pump for balls and tires.
T-Shirts: Plain white t-shirts that we can use for tye-dye. Sizes 8-10, 10-12, and 12-14/ Suitable for children ages 8-16.
Therapy Supplies: Weighted blankets, weighted vests, fidget/sensory toys, plastic lace string to make chew toys, Playmobile toys and figurines that are 6” tall or less, sand table toys, therapeutic/educational games, perler beads.
Toys: For the Playroom (excellent used condition or new) Keeping in mind older children ages 8-12. Sensory Toys (Education Station), Lego, K-Nex, science experiments, dolls, Barbie’s, puppets, Rainbow Loom, indoor sand box, indoor sand box toys.
Two Way Radios: 6-8 radios are needed so the staff on site are able to communicate effectively with each other around the 120 acres at the Be Brave Ranch.
Skills, Equipment and Materials Needed
Skills: Snow Removal, Carpentry, Painting, Trenching, Tree Pruning, Gutter Cleaning and Maintenance, Deck Building, Playground Upgrading, Landscaping/Lawn Mowing.
Equipment: We are in need of a riding lawn mower with a minimum 25 hp and 54”-60” cutting radius, a utility trailer (4′ x 5 OR 6′ x 8′) with low sides, and a ¾ ton mechanically sound truck suitable for a snow blade to clear the snow at the Ranch, 5000 Watt Generator.
Materials: Paint, Lumber, Asphalt, High Efficiency Furnaces (110,000 BTUs), Electrical Supplies.
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