Thank you in advance for making a foster child's holiday a little brighter. Below is an extensive Wish List of items commonly requested for the holidays, along with suggestions for our Books GALore Program. We provide books to children throughout the year to foster their love of reading. The children we represent rarely own books of their own.
There are more than 3,000 children served by the GALs and CASAs on abuse and neglect cases in the Juvenile Court. We anticipate receiving requests for approximately 200 or more of these children, who are selected by their GALs and CASAs because their needs are great, and they are likely not to receive other gifts during the holidays.
We understand you will not be able to fulfill all of the wishes. We appreciate any contribution you can make. Thank you so very much for your care and concern for these children. Please use contact information below if you need additional information about our gift program or for help dropping off/picking up gifts.
Donate Books for Books GALore
We provide new books to children with all other gifts during the holidays; we accept donations of new and gently used books throughout the year, and provide books to abused and neglected children throughout the year. We also provide books for supervised visitation centers and at all the courtrooms in Juvenile Court. Parents, caregivers, and children are encouraged to take the books home with them. Most of the children have no books of their own at home.
Infants and toddlers
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Where the Wild Things Are
Early readers and Grade school
Diaries of a Wimpy Kid
Because of Mr. Terupt
Adult coloring books and color pencils
Bluford series - Young adult subject matter for middle and high schoolers who read at a lower level
Hunger Games books
Percy Jackson books
Artemis Fowl books
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Monster - Walter Dean Myers
The Skin I'm In - Sharon Flake
The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream - Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt
Any popular teen books