Meet Basic Needs

To effectively meet the needs of children and families served by KVC, please see the below list of suggested items. Whether you are an individual, church or major corporation shopping for one family or meeting the needs of many, no gift is too small or too large.

Year-Round Needs

  • Full size shampoo/conditionerKVC27878
  • Body wash/soap
  • Deodorant
  • Body spray or lotions
  • Hair brushes/combs
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Pajamas of all sizes
  • Slippers
  • Teddy bear or other stuffed animals
  • Blankets (baby blankets and tie blankets for older kids)
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Gift certificates for gas, oil changes, and household items like laundry detergent, dish soap, and toilet paper for foster families
  • New duffel bags for children to carry their personal belongings
  • Books, toys and coloring books for families to enjoy while visiting in the office
  • Wash cloths and bath towels


  • Outdoor toys including basketballs, soccer balls, baseballs, volleyballs, kick balls, footballs, frisbees, bubbles, and chalk
  • One-piece swimsuits, swim trunks and flip flops
  • Warm-weather clothing including shorts, tanks, and sandals


  • New books for elementary through high school readers
  • Calculators for school
  • Backpacks
  • School clothes, gift cards to purchase school uniforms from Wal-Mart
  • Gloves, hats, scarves, and new coats of all sizes
  • Fuzzy blankets
  • Winter clothing including sweatshirts, pants, jackets, and more

Please call your local KVC office to contact a Community Resource Specialist to coordinate a donation drop off!