The Lovelady Center Needs List

Santa Shoppe - Toys for Christmas

Every year, we collect new, unopened toys for children up to age 15 that are put in our Santa Shoppe, where our women will be allowed to "shop" (at no cost to them) for gifts for their children for Christmas. Some of these children have never had a real Christmas experience, let alone received gifts from their mothers, so it is our goal to provide these women the opportunity to give their children the best Christmas ever! However, we cannot do this alone! We rely on the generocity of our community to hold toy drives through their work, school, church, neighborhood, small group, etc. We understand this may not be possible for some, so even if you donate one small gift, know that you have made a very large impact in a child's life. If you are interested in holding a toy drive, please send an email to Below are some gift ideas:

  • Legos
  • Baby Dolls/Barbie Dolls
  • Board Games/Card Games
  • Action Figures
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Minecraft Toys
  • Disney Brand Toys
  • DVD Player/DVDs
  • Video Games
  • Doll Houses
  • WWE toys
  • Learning Toys for infants/toddlers
  • Ride On Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Scooters
  • Perfume/Cologne
  • Purses for all ages
  • Dress-up/Costumes
  • Comic Book Hero Toys (Ironman, Thor, Batman, etc.)
  • Bibles - easy to read for children-young adults
  • Books
  • Art Supplies/Crafts
  • Sports Equipment - basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, etc.
  • Puzzles
  • Jewelry & Jewelry boxes for older girls
  • Watches for older boys and girls
  • MP3 players
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Picture Frames
  • Clothes/Shoes
  • Hair Dryers/Curling Irons/Flat Irons
  • Gift Cards - for our older children - ex. of stores: Walmart, Game Stop, iTunes, Toys R Us, Visa/Universal


Last year's (2015) Christmas was our most successful year to date; because of your abundant love and generocity, we were able to provide 5-6 toys/gifts to each child, and gave to almost 1,000 children! This includes the children belonging to the women in our program, as well as to children of families within our community. Please prayfully consider helping us give even more this year! 

Baby Diapers & Hygiene Items

KidZone is our DHR certified daycare for our newborn to pre-k children, and we currently need the following items:

  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Sippy Cups
  • Bottles
  • Bottle Cleaners
  • Baby Powder
  • Baby Shampoo/Body Wash
  • Baby Lotion
  • Diaper Rash Cream
  • Gas Relief Medicine (Mylecon, Little Remedies Gas Relief Drops, etc.)

Full Size & Twin Size Bedding

We need full size & twin size bedding for our women's and children's beds:
  • Full Size Fitted Sheets
  • Full Size Flat Sheets
  • Full Size Comforters
  • Twin Size Fitted Sheets
  • Twin Size Flat Sheets
  • Twin Size Comforters
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Pillow Cases

Hygiene & Personal Items

We currently need the following hygiene & personal items for our women and their older children:
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body Wash/Soap
  • Towels
  • Deodorant 
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tampons (all sizes)
  • Razors
  • Make-up
  • Bras (all sizes)
  • Hairspray (cannot contain alcohol)
  • Hair Gel
  • Hair Mouse

Transportation & Vehicle Maintenance

We average approximately 1000 miles driven per day between all of our vans and cars that transport our women and children to and from doctor's appointments, court, school, etc. The following items are needed for our Transportation Department:

  • Passenger Vans
  • Oil
  • Tires
  • Air Filters
  • Windshield Wipers

Office Supplies

The following items are needed to better equip our women and allow them to be prepared during the classes they are required to take while in the program, as well as allow our staff and volunteers to have the necessary resources:

  • Notebooks
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Sharpie/Permanent Markers
  • White Copy Paper
  • Laminating Sheets - 8.5x11, 8.5x14 & 11x17
  • Staplers & Staples
  • Scotch Tape
  • White/Cream colored card stock

Over the Counter Medicine & Medical Supplies

The following items are needed in our Medical Department. We provide these over the counter medicines and medical supplies, when needed, to the women & their children while in the program. 

  • Tylenol (Acetaminophen)
  • Advil/Motrin (Ibuprofen)
  • Aleve (Naproxen)
  • Benadryl
  • Dramamine
  • Band-aids
  • Neosporin
  • Cold Medicine (cannot contain alcohol)
  • Tums/Pepto Bismol
  • Children's Tylenol/Motrin

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