March 19, 2018

Help Us Stock Our New Space!

Thanks to the generous volunteerism of local business Underhill Associates, Maryhurst now has a completely overhauled space to collect necessities for kids when they first arrive on our campus.

Many times our residents come to us with only a few items packed in a trash bag. Some come to Maryhurst with nothing at all.

As soon as a child arrives at Maryhurst’s campus, she receives a basket with health & hygiene items, personal care products, and clothing. Entering residential care can be a difficult transition, and we do everything we can to make the experience of coming to Maryhurst comfortable and reassuring.

We need your help to gather a sustainable inventory of supplies for these baskets, the full list of which is below.

The items in these baskets are more than just living essentials – they represent ways for the children we serve to feel at ease and open to working together with our staff and begin overcoming their trauma. Thank you for considering a donation!

Please contact Liz Nickley you’d like to coordinate a drop-off.


Health & Hygiene Items:

  • Basket or Storage Case (water-resistant)
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrush
  • Body Wash (unscented)
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo & Conditioner (both Caucasian & African American-specific products needed)
  • Hair Moisturizer – Coconut Oil
  • Hair Brush (both bristle brush and cushion brushes)
  • Pony Tail Holders, Headbands, and Scarf Head Wrap or Sleep Turban



Personal Care Products:

  • Stuffed Animal
  • Twin Comforter & Sheet Sets & Pillowcases
  • MP3 player (no camera)
  • Journal & Gel Pens (no spiral bound)
  • Young adult books
  • Snacks: Ramen Noodles, Chips, Candy
  • Fidget Toys & Sensory Items


New Clothing:

  • Underwear (Adult Sizes: XS– XXL)
  • Sports Bra’s (Adult Sizes: XS – XXL)
  • Socks (All Sizes)
  • Sweatpants “Jogger Style” (Adult Sizes: XS – XXL)
  • Athletic Shoes (Adult Sizes: 5-11)
  • Slide Sandals (Adult Sizes: 5-11)
  • Pajama Top & Bottom Sets (Adult Sizes: XS – XXL)
  • Crew Neck Sweatshirts – without images or writing, any color (Adult Sizes: XS – XXL)
  • T-shirts – long and short sleeve, without images or writing (Adult Sizes: XS-XXL)\
  • Jeans (Junior Sizes: 0-17) (Women’s Sizes: 0 – 18) (Plus Sizes: 18-24)

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