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.

If you would like to make a monetary donation please click here.

Drop Off Location 

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 shannon@littlewarriors.ca to make arrangements.

Items and Supplies Needed 

Download a printable PDF overview of the items needed here. 

*Please note we keep this list updated on an ongoing basis, so check back often for new and different needs and requests. 

Aromatherapy: Necklaces, essential oils, hand lotions, humidifiers

Batteries: AA and AAA

Bike tire pumps

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 pods.

Clock Radios for the children’s bedrooms

Clothing/Winter Gear: Size 10/12 and 14/16 or (XL kids or ladies small/med), shirts, pants and winter gear for some of our older children on site, specifically girls. New or excellent used condition is appreciated!

Craft/Art Supplies: Art canvases in a variety of sizes, art paint (acrylic, non-toxic) doodle books (blank), mini glue sticks, liquid white glue, tie dye, perler beads. The kids also LOVE making slime so we are in need of some slime making supplies: elmers glue, shaving cream, and contact solution. Gift certificates to Dollar Stores or Michaels would be a welcome donation for us to purchase art supplies.

Diffusers

Dry Erase White Board (24 x 30) X 2

Flip Chart Paper, Poster Board and Rolls of Newsprint Paper 

Food: Healthy, non-perishable food items that children from 8-16 would enjoy. (Ie fruit cups, granola bars, cereal, pasta, tuna, pickles, salsa, herbal teas etc)

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.

Garment Racks and Hangers

Gym and Sports Equipment: Workout equipment (free weights, rowing machine, stationary bike), 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, ITunes. 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.

Gravity Blankets (Click here for specifics)

Heat Packs/Magic Bags and Cough Drops

Humidifiers/White Noise Machines

Hygiene Products: We are in need of full size bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash, 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 packs of 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 Small Photo Albums: Journals and small personal photo albums (small soft dollar store photo albums, 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, toaster ovens (3), crockpot, waffle maker, pancake griddles (3), air popper popcorn makers, ziploc bags.

Laminator

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.

Lawn Chairs (20) or benches for around the fire pit

Musical Instruments: Guitars and hand drums

Night lights and Large Flashlights

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, 10 X 10 pop up shade tents, folding wagon

Puppet Theatre: This would be a great addition to our group therapy sessions! 4.5-5ft wide x 4.5-5ft tall would be a great size.

Radios/Bluetooth Speakers

Recreation Experiences: Coupons, Groupons or Gift Certificates for recreation opportunities for the kids in the Edmonton area.

Sensory Items: Scentsy sticks, aromatherapy lotions, various fidget, sensory toys or stress balls/shapes.

Special Event Decorations: To be used for Graduation ceremonies for the children (ie streamers, table cloths, etc)

Tablets or IPads

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 8-16. Sensory Toys (Education Station), Lego, K-Nex, science experiments, dolls, Barbie’s, puppets, Rainbow Loom, indoor sand box, indoor sand box toys.

TVs (x3) 45″ with Wall Mounts

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:  ¾ tonn mechanically sound truck suitable for a snow blade to clear the snow at the Ranch, 5000 Watt Gas Generator, Mini Van

Materials: Paint, Lumber, Asphalt, High Efficiency Furnaces (110,000 BTUs), Electrical Supplies.

 

If you have any questions or require clarification on anything please email shannon@littlewarriors.ca