Items, Supplies & Materials needed

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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 individuals to donate products and services to cut down on our programming costs and to help keep our facility running in first-rate shape for years to come.

Skills and Equipment Needed

Snow Removal, Carpentry, Painting, Trenching, Tree Pruning, Gutter Cleaning and Maintenance, Deck Building, Playground Upgrading, Landscaping/Lawn Mowing.

Materials Needed

Paint, Lumber, Asphalt, Stackable Washing Machines, Vacuums, Small Utility Trailer, High Efficiency Furnaces (110,000 BTUs), Electrical Supplies.

*To view a printable format of the above Skills, Equipment and Material Needed click here.

Items and Supplies Needed

Our drop off location for Items and Supplies is at G-Squared in Edmonton at 10615, 124 St. They are open M-F 8:30am-5pm. Or you can mail 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 items from your location in Calgary or Edmonton.

*To view a printable version of the items and supplies needed click here. Specifics and up to date needs will always be listed here on this website.

Urgent Needs:

*Stackable washer and dryer

*With the cold weather upon us, we are in need of hand and foot warmers (to be used when the kids are at animal therapy outside) new (or gently used) scarves, wooly socks, slippers, winter jackets (for children ages 8-12) and winter boots (sizes 2-8).

*Humidifiers

*Canvases for art therapy

*Bean Bag Chairs for children to sit on

*Plastic lace string: We use this to make chew toys for children to help with grounding them when they display anxious behaviours. View a picture of it here.

What we also need:

DVD Player and HDMI Cable

AA and AAA Batteries: We go through a lot of batteries, so we would love to have these donated to help save costs.

Night lights and Flashlights

Special Event Decorations: Balloons, steamers, table cloths to be used for graduation days or special occasions.

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.

Arts Supplies: Watercolour paints, Watercolour paper, Sketch books, Small clay flower pots, Plaster of Paris, Canvases for painting (small-large), New socks (for sock puppets), Gift certificates to Dollar Stores or Michaels are welcome too!

Scrapbooking and Journaling Supplies: Journals, 4×6 picture paper, photo printers, small personal photo albums (not hard cover ones, but rather the small soft dollar store ones)

Incentive Prizes: Gift certificates to dollar stores that can be used in the Edmonton area would be greatly appreciated! Of if you prefer to shop for the items things like 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.

Kitchen/Baking Supplies: Food storage containers, cookie cutters, food colouring

Household/Cleaning Items: Vaccums (new), Diffusers, Lysol Wipes, Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, Step stools (various sizes of 1, 2, or 3 steps)

Hygiene Products: If children forget some items we like to have some on hand to help them out. We are in need of (new in packages) toothbrushes, tampons/pads, overnight pull-ups, conditioner, shampoo, body wash, bubble bath, combs, brushes, deodorant, hair elastics, hair de-tangler, chapsticks and soap.

Toys: For the Playroom (excellent used condition or new) & Magic Room (new toys) Keeping in mind older children ages 8-12. Sensory Toys (Education Station), Lego, K-Nex, Science experiments, Play-doh, Therapeutic/educational games, Dolls, Barbie’s, Puppets, Rainbow Loom, Indoor sand box and toys

Gift Cards: Home Depot / Rona Gift Cards, Wal-Mart, Dollarama, Michaels, Superstore. A creative way to donate gift cards is to use your Aeroplan or Airmiles for gift cards and then donate them to Little Warriors.

Costumes: Help us create wonderful, magical, super awesome fun theme days for the kids at the Be Brave Ranch! As part of our programming for the children we are introducing theme days for day-long therapy intervention. The clinical team and kids will get into themed costumes, do fun activities and role plays. Part of the fun is COSTUMES! Can you help us by donating wonderful items to that we can make a tickle trunk for the kids at the Be Brave Ranch? Keep in mind the kids are between the ages of 8-12. Theme day examples are Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, Star Wars, the Wizard of Oz etc.

Books: Short novels, Artistic colouring books (the kind you find at Chapters for older audiences – Flowers, Mandalas, Fairies etc.)

Music: Bongo drums

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.

Holiday/Special Event Decorations: In new or excellent used condition – indoor and outdoor holiday decorations.  (Christmas, Easter, Valentines, Halloween, St. Patricks Day, Spring, Canada Day, Remembrance Day, Thanksgiving, etc.) Balloons, steamers, table cloths to be used for graduation days or special occasions.

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

Gym and Sports Equipment: Hoola hoops, frisbees, mini sticks, hockey helmets (with face masks – must be new), soft fabric balls, water bottles (new), ice/heat packs etc.

Gardening Supplies: Hand tools, gloves, fence boards/posts for our garden

Outdoor items: Sunscreen and bugspray, pump for balls and tires

Other

Mini Van: We have more kids than when we opened and we’re needing a second vehicle to transport them to community events and Animal Assisted Therapy. If you know someone who can help please let us know by emailing laurie@littlewarriors.ca

Truck: ¾ Ton mechanically sound truck suitable for a snow blade to clear the snow at the Ranch

Mural: We are seeking an artist that can come to the Be Brave Ranch and paint a Harry Potter mural on the wall of the dining hall. If you know someone who can help please let us know by emailing laurie@littlewarriors.ca

Quilts for the Be Brave Ranch

For more information on the Wrap Them In Love quilt donations for the children that will come to the Be Brave Ranch click here.

Wrap them in Love

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