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.

DONATION DRIVE: If you would like to coordinate a donation drive over the holiday season, we would be honoured! 

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 Locations 

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 

*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

Bike Racks

Cleaning Supplies: Oven cleaner, broom/dust pan set, laundry soap, dishwasher soap, dish soap.

Clothing/Footwear: *For ages 8-12, boys and girls: Socks, underwear, runners, soft soled shoes, rubber boots, mitts/gloves, toques, wooly socks, slippers, winter jackets and snow pants and winter boots (sizes 2-8).

Clothing or Garment Racks

Costumes: *Note costumes must be suitable for children ages 8-12. 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 Supplies: Art canvases in a variety of sizes, mini glue sticks, liquid glue, scented markers, tie dye. Gift certificates to Dollar Stores or Michaels would be a welcome donation for us to purchase art supplies.

Diffusers

Fans: Table top plastic fans to help circulate the air around the houses and spaces.

Floor Mats: To have at the doors of each of the 5 houses and in the main lodge.

Food items: Non-perishable items such as nut free granola bars, fruit bars, fruit cups, juice boxes, soup, pasta, cereal.

Gym and Sports Equipment: Bike helmets, Hoola hoops, frisbees, padded mini sticks, soft fabric balls, water bottles (new), ice packs

Gardening Supplies: Hand tools, watering cans, fence boards/posts for our garden.

Gift Cards: Home Depot / Rona Gift Cards, Walmart, Dollarama, Michaels, Superstore. Or gas cards to help with travel 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

Humidifiers

Hygiene Products: If children forget some items we like to have some on hand to help them out. We are in need of chap stick, hair elastics, overnight pull-ups, tampons/pads, detangler, deodorant, tooth brushes, tooth paste, nail polish remover, brushes.

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 polish, 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: Manicure and spa kits for spa nights with the children (fruity facial masks, nail polish, nail decals/stickers, sugar scrubs etc.), hair chalk.

Kitchen/Baking Supplies: 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.

Movies (DVDs): Disney movies appropriate for children and youth ages 8-12.

Musical Instruments: Guitars and hand drums

Night lights 

Office Supplies: Copy paper, printers, sharpies, dry erase markers, post it notes, highlighters, paper clips, note pads, ink/toner, file folders, staplers, masking tape/scotch tape, bankers boxes for year-end files etc.

Outdoor items: Sunscreen and bugspray, battery operated lanterns, pump for balls and tires.

Radios/Bluetooth Speakers

Sewing materials: Thread, fabric, needles.

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) and Magic Room (new toys) 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.

 

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.

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