Help us build happier, healthier futures for the children and families at the Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch. In addition to monetary donations, we welcome donations of items and supplies to help us keep our operating costs down.

If you have any questions or require more information please connect directly with Shannon at our office at shannon@littlewarriors.ca.

Drop-off Locations

A sincere thank you to Sherwood Flooring, NOW Real Estate Group, Your Organized Friend and City Homes Master Builder for allowing us to use their locations as donation drop off locations.

Sherwood Flooring: #105, 108 Provincial Ave, Sherwood Park // Open Mon-Wed 9am-4pm, Thurs-Fri, 9am – 5pm and Sat 11am – 4 pm

NOW Real Estate Group: #510, 800 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood Park // Open Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Your Organized Friend: 200 Carnegie Drive – Unit 106, St. Albert // Open 10am – 3pm Tuesday-Friday.

City Homes Master Builder: At the following locations during the hours 2-8pm M-Th and 12-5pm Sat/Sun/Stats:

    • Kinglet by Big Lake: 5803 Raven Cres
    • Glenridding Ravine: 373 Glenridding Ravine Rd SW
    • Jensen Lakes: 337 Jensen Lakes Blvd, St. Albert
    • Edgemont: 3808 Erlanger Dr NW

View a one page PDF of our wish list items here. 

If you purchase items to donate and would like a Gift in Kind tax receipt – please include the original receipt and attach it to the completed Gift in Kind donation form and include both with your donation or email to shannon@littlewarriors.ca.

The extensive list is below, but if you like you can find some of these items on our Amazon Wish List here. Please email shannon@littlewarriors.ca for the delivery address.

*Please note that due to children’s allergies, we do not accept donations of used stuffed animals. If you have specific questions about anything on our list please email shannon@littlewarriors.ca 

  • Urgently needed

    AAA Batteries

    Laundry Detergent (septic tank friendly)

    Mattress Covers: Bedbug/waterproof mattress covers for double beds.

    Powder Free Nitrile Gloves-Medium/Large

    Disinfectant Wipes

    Used iPhones that are still usable and able to download apps used in therapy and for Multi Factor Authentication for our clinical database.

    New Socks and Underwear: Women’s small, medium, large, men’s small, medium and large for ages 13-17 year olds.

    Granola Bars: Kids love granola bars…so we are always running out of these.

    Gum: We use this as a sensory item during therapy.

    Art Supplies: We go through A LOT of supplies in art therapy with the children and teens. See below for the full list under Craft/Art Supplies.

    Cards: Blank on the inside and fun and whimsical, fun designs on the outside. We go through a lot of cards as our staff write notes to the kids after their first round of treatment. As you can imagine this is a very meaningful thing to the kids when they leave the Ranch.

    NEW Program Needs: We have recently opened up a new house for our Family Program. We are in need of the following for this house: dinner ware, double or full size sheet sets, area rugs (10 x 12 and 8 X 10), bean bag chair stuffing, lawn chairs, patio furniture (no glass top), free weights, pillows (new), comforters (new), baby change stations.

  • Appliances - New

    Each house on the property has a dishwasher, fridge, washer/dryer set and microwave. We are seeking new donations of these items to be able to replace any that are needing an upgrade so that we are not left with appliances that do not work. With having kids on site 24/7 we can’t have any of these items break down on us.

  • Baby Change Stations

    For our Family Program, if families are bringing along a little one. We are looking for a permanent one to be mounted to the wall.

  • Batteries

    AA Batteries – rechargeable or regular

    AAA Batteries – rechargeable or regular

    AED Batteries – Lithium 123A Batteries – 10 batteries per AED x 4 (CR17345 3V)

  • Bedding/Mattresses/Mattress Protectors

    Bed Bug/Waterproof mattress protectors for double beds.

    Fitted Sheets for double and single beds

    Pillow Cases

    Comforters

  • Cleaning/Laundry Supplies

    Broom/dust pan sets

    Dish soap (liquid)

    Dishwasher pods (septic tank friendly)

    Dryer balls (wool)

    Dryer sheets (unscented)

    Fabric softener

    Hand soap (liquid) *Stoko Refresh Hand Cleaner for #30290 soap dispenser, Foaming, Unscented, Clear (800 ML) or Gojo hand soap dispenser refills GOJO Foam Hand Soap 1.25L

    Laundry detergent (septic tank friendly)

    Mops and mop head replacements

    Oven cleaner (non-toxic)

    Shout or Oxy

    Toilet bowl brushes

    Toilet bowl cleaner

  • Clothing - Only accepting clothing that is listed.

    Important to note that we are only accepting donations of clothing items listed here:

    Seasonal Gear: 

    Summer: Hats for children to wear for sun protection

    Rain: ponchos/jackets (suitable for teenagers)

    Socks and Underwear:

    Socks and (new) underwear for ages 13-17

    Bras for teen girls suitable for girls ages 13-17

    Bottoms:

    Plus size jeans, legging, sweatpants

    Tops: 
    Plain white t-shirts that we can use for tie-dye in sizes 8-10, 10-12, 12-14, 14-16 and women’s small or medium.
    Plus size tops
      
    Dress Clothes: 

    We are in need of dress pants/shirts for boys and gowns/dresses for girls, as well as dress shoes/heels, for when children graduate from the Be Brave Ranch program. It is such a special day for the children, so they love to look and feel special for the occasion. Sizes 8-10, 10-12, 12-14, 14-16 and women’s small or medium in shirts, and pants.

  • Cork Boards/Whiteboards
  • Craft/Art Therapy Supplies

    Canvases: variety of sizes, wooden canvas boards

    Clay

    Flip Chart Paper

    Glue (liquid white)

    Markers/Sharpies

    Newsprint Paper Rolls

    Notebooks/Doodlebooks/Notepads/Sketchbooks: There are great ones from Dollarama that are perfect!

    Paint: (acrylic, non-toxic), tempera paint (liquid, or paint sticks), spray paint, washable paints, Flood – Floetrol (more details here).

    Paper: watercolour paper (140 lb), doodle books (blank), blank (art) journals with heavyweight paper (mixed media or water-colour paper), paper/fabric flowers, flip chart paper, poster board (more details here).

    Perler beads

    Plaster strips

    Poster board

    Ribbon (fabric, grosgrain, lace, etc),

    Sandpaper

    Slime supplies: The kids really enjoy making slime, so we are in need of some slime-making supplies: Elmers glue, shaving cream, and contact solution.

    Soft chalk pastels

    Stickers of all sorts

    Table cloths (round, plastic)

    Tie dye

    Tin foil

    Wax paper

    Materials for Indigenous Cultural Crafts: 

    Dreamcatchers – Metals rings, 4 & 6″, leather strips 2-3 metres for each, sinew, beads 8mm, small stone, seashells, feathers, white glue.

    Lanyards- Bone hairpipe 1″, glass beads 8mm, keyring 1″, larger glass beads, sinew, size 5 glover needle, leather piece 1″.

    Bone Choker- Bone hairpipe 1″, mini crow beads, sinew, size 5 glover needle, leather pieces, 1″ x 8, 8″strips x2, white glue.

    Leather pouch- leather 3 1/2″ by 7″, small beads or small stone animals, sinew, size 5 & 7 glover needle, leather strips 40″& 7″.

    Gift certificates to dollar stores, Michaels or Bedrock Supply Ltd. would be a welcome donation for us to purchase art supplies for special projects.

    ** Please note we do not require construction paper as we have a large supply of this on site.

  • Dog Supplies for our Facility Trauma Dogs

    Rugby and Eddy are the Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch Facility Trauma Dogs Extraordinaire.  As co-therapists, they support individual therapy, group therapy, as well as family sessions. Our four legged friends enhance our Trauma-Informed healing environment through providing relational supports, sensing and supporting positive emotional regulation, providing healthy touch and therapeutic play opportunities.

    Animal Assisted Therapy can be especially beneficial to assist with overcoming trauma. Through unconditional love, the calming effects animals have on our nervous systems, and a nonjudgmental being can be easier to connect with, this trifecta is how animals can make trauma work a more comfortable and gentle process.

    As you can imagine, Rugby and Eddy are our most popular team members. But they are expensive….

    Toys, tennis balls (their favourite!), dog beds, leashes, brushes, pet insurance and of course some treats!

  • Duffel Bags/Suitcases/Backpacks/Fanny Packs

    Used and in good condition would be great! We have some kids that come with no luggage or really worn out bags. If you have any of these laying around send them our way!

  • DVDs (G-rated)

    Examples include:

    Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

    Alice in Wonderland (2010)

    Brave (2012)

    Cars 3 (2017)

    Coco (2017)

    Cool Runnings (1993)

    Corrina, Corrina (1994)

    Dolphin Tale (2011)

    Ferdinand (2017)

    Finding Dory (2016)

    Finding Nemo (2003)

    Fly Away Home (1996)

    Harry Potter series (2001-2011)

    Holes (2003)

    Hotel for Dogs (2009)

    Inside Out (2015)

    Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

    Kung Fu Panda (2008)

    Luca (2021)

    Meet the Robinsons (2007)

    Moana (2016)

    Mulan (1998)

    Onward (2020)

    Queen of Katwe (2016)

    Rock Dog (2016)

    School of Rock (2003)

    Sing (2016)

    Soul (2020)

    Sick Man (2015)

    Storks (2016)

    Tangled (2010)

    The Good Dinosaur (2015)

    The Horse Whisperer (1998)

    The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

    The Sandlot (1993)

    The Sandlot 2 (2005)

    The Secret World of Arrietty (2010

    Trolls (2016)

    Up (2009)

    Wall-E (2008)

    Walt Before Mickey (2015)

    Wonder (2017)

    Zootopia (2016)

     

  • Food - Non-Perishable

    Healthy, non-perishable food items that children ages 8-17 would enjoy.

    Breakfast Items: Oatmeal (instant, rolled, quick), pancake mix, syrup, ground coffee, coffee filters (basket, not cone)

    Granola bars/protein bars

    Baking Items: Baking soda, baking powder, flour, chocolate chips, parchment paper, large/jumbo cupcake liners, disposable piping bags for icing/decorating.

    Canned Goods: Soup, tuna, salmon, corn, peas, carrots, pork and beans

    Condiments: Ketchup, mustard, salad dressings, BBQ sauce

    Food Storage: Large and small Ziploc bags, tin foil, saran wrap

    Other: Kraft Dinner, ramen noodles, herbal tea, pasta, pasta sauce, salsa, spices, juice boxes, microwave popcorn, chewing gum

  • Furniture/Decor

    New or excellent condition. If used, please send pictures to shannon@littlewarriors.ca. 

    Art for therapy spaces

    Bean Bag Chairs

    Blanket ladders

    Mats (outdoor)

    Patio furniture (wicker or plastic – no glass table tops)

    Rugs (A wish is a new large purple soft rug for our purple therapy room)

  • Gifts for Children and Teens

    Incentives/Prizes: Gift certificates to dollar stores that can be used in the Edmonton area would be greatly appreciated. If you would prefer to shop for items, appropriate items could include packs of gum, glow sticks, cards, trinkets, cars, spa items (nail decals), stickers or anything fun that the kids would love to get as a reward.

    Graduation Gifts: When the children from ages 8-17 graduate from the year long treatment program we like to send them off with a small gift to celebrate their hard work. Things like mala bracelets, travel mugs, blankets, slippers, self-care items etc.

  • Gift/Gas Cards

    Gift Cards: Home Depot, Rona, Walmart, Dollarama, Michaels, Superstore, iTunes, Boston Pizza, Starbucks, McDonalds, Tim Hortons.

    Gas Cards: To help with travel for the children, teens and families to the Be Brave Ranch

    *A creative way to donate gift cards is to use your Aeroplan or Airmiles for gift cards and then donate them to Little Warriors.

  • Hangers - Plastic or Wooden (not wire)
  • Humidifiers/White Noise Machines
  • Hygiene Products/Toiletries/Self-Care Items

    Aromatherapy items

    Bath salts

    Bath bombs

    Body wash (regular and sensitive skin)

    Body lotion/butter (scented and unscented)

    Body scrubs

    Contact solution

    Cotton swabs/pads/balls

    Deodorant (scented and unscented)

    Facecloths

    Face cleanser

    Face masks

    Feminine hygiene products

    Essential oils/Essential oil diffusers

    Hair brushes for wet and dry hair

    Hair elastics

    Hair detangler/leave in conditioner

    Hair chalk

    Hand soap

    Hand lotion (scented and unscented)

    Lip balm/chap

    Make up (for graduation ceremonies when the kids get all dressed up and have makeovers)

    Nail art/stickers

    Nail polish

    Nail polish remover

    Spa kits for spa nights with the children (spa like face masks, nail polish, nail decals/stickers, sugar scrubs etc.)

    Toilet paper

    Towels

    *Please note we do not require shampoo or conditioner as we have recently received a large donation of these items.

  • Journals, Notepads and Small Photo Albums

    Journals, notepads and small personal photo albums (small soft dollar store photo albums, not hard cover ones).

  • Kitchen/Baking Supplies

    **We really need food storage containers as we are running low!

    Blender/Food processor

    Bowls (soup)

    Cooking spray

    Crockpot

    Dish soap

    Dishwasher

    Hand mixers (electric) X 4 (one for each cabin)

    Non-Perishable Baking Items: Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Flour, Chocolate Chips, Oats

    Piping tips

    Plastic cups

    Pot set (metal without plastic handles)

    Serving platters

    Silverware (stainless steel)

    Soup bowls

    Tongs (metal)

    Waffle maker

    Water bottles (new, reusable)

    Ziploc bags

  • Musical Instruments for Music Therapy

    Hand drums

    Guitars and Ukuleles (new or gently used/working)

    Singing bowls

    Speakers

    **Someone that is experienced to tune our pianos that we have on site

  • Night lights, Headlamps, LED or Battery Book Reading Lights
  • Office Supplies

    Copy paper 8.5 x 11

    Desks: 4′ to 5′ for workstations (6)

    Filing Cabinets: 2 drawer metal ones that are lockable (3)

    Flip chart paper

    Laminator & laminating sheets

    Laptops for our staff with Windows 10 (4-6) *Our poor laptops are very old and are starting to fail us. We could really use some new ones. (We have a connection to purchase lap tops at cost, so a monetary donation designated to lap tops would be helpful)

    Office Chairs: Adjustable (10)

    Newsprint paper print rolls

    Paper clips

    Pencils

    Pencil Sharpeners

    Post-It Notes

    Printers desk top (not older than 2 yrs old)

    Scissors

    Sharpies

    Tape: masking/scotch/packing

    Toner/ink: Canon 128 Black, 902 XL Color/Black (4 pack), HP 12A (Q2612A) Black, 952 XL-Black and Color, HP 63 XL Black and Color, Epson 273 Black XL, Epson 273 Color XL, HP 61 Black and Color (Combo).

    USB sticks (4GB).

    ** Please note we do not require construction paper as we have a large supply of this on site.

  • Outdoor items

    Bike racks (2) to be able to load up bikes to take them to different locations for the kids to ride and explore on their downtime/recreation time.

    Chainsaw 18″ Stihl

    Flower and herb seeds

    Lanterns (battery operated)

    Mats commercial outdoor runners/turf mats 4′ x 8′ or 4′ x 10′

    Motion sensor lights

    Patio furniture (wicker or plastic – no glass table tops)

    Rain ponchos and rain jackets

    Shade tents (10×10)

    Sprinklers

    Umbrellas (adult ones not child ones),

    Wagon (folding)

    Winter Gear: Suitable for kids ages 8-17 (boys and girls) Winter Jackets, ski-pants, boots, mittens, and toques.

    Summer Gear: Hats for children to wear for sun protection.

  • Power Bars with Surge Protect

    We are in need of 10 of these at this time.

  • Sensory Station Supplies

    Sensory stations help clients tap into their different senses to learn how to be energized, activated or to calm/ground themselves. To help with these stations we would love the following donations:

    • Back scratchers
    • Bubbles
    • Bubble wrap
    • Bubble tubes
    • Candies – sour, sweet. Different flavoured jelly beans
    • Chewelery/Chewstix
    • Drums
    • Ear Plugs
    • Exercise Balls
    • Essential oils
    • Fidget/sensory toys, water shakers etc.
    • Gum (fruity or bubble gum flavours)
    • Headphones (noise cancelling)
    • Kinetic sand
    • Lava lamps
    • Lite Brite
    • Lotions – different types of scented/aromatherapy, some no scent.
    • Massagers (rolling, vibrating, scalp)
    • Ooze Tube
    • Pop-its
    • Potato chips – variety of flavours
    • Putty/slime
    • Puzzles
    • Rainstick
    • Scented markers
    • Scented dough
    • Stress balls/shapes
    • Stretchy bands
    • Weighted blankets/lap pads, vests
    • Whistles/horns
    • Whitenoise machines
  • Silent Auction Items

    In order to raise much needed funding for Little Warriors and the Be Brave Ranch we are looking for silent auction items to use in an online silent auction for 2 upcoming events; The Be Brave Luncheon  and Little Warriors Golf Tournament.

    Examples of great silent auction items could include jewelry, art, liquor baskets, car detailing certificates, spa packages, maid services, a certificate for 3+ months of flowers, handyman work, hotel packages, getaways, adventure experiences, ski passes, restaurant gift certificates, etc.

    If you need further information please email Kelsey at kelsey.watt@littlewarriors.ca

  • Smudging Supplies

    Medicines like sweet grass, sage, and tobacco

    Shells, pots etc.

  • Special Event Supplies/Holiday Decorations

    Special Event Decorations: To be used for Birthdays and Graduation ceremonies such as banners, streamers, table cloths etc.

    Gift bags

    Holiday Decor: Spring, Easter, Halloween, Christmas, Winter

  • Tablets, IPads or IPhones (new or used in good working condition)
  • Toys for Therapy and Playroom (New or used in good condition)

    Excellent used condition and meant for a child between the ages of 8-17.

    Fidget/sensory toys

    Plastic lace string to make chew toys

    Playmobile toys

    Sand table toys

    Therapeutic/educational games

    Perler beads

    Small toys under six inches: figurines, dinosaurs, animals of all kinds, matchbox cars.

    Sensory Toys (Education Station)

    Lego

    K-Nex

    Science experiments

    Dolls

    Barbie’s

    Puppets

    Rainbow Loom

    Indoor sand box toys

  • Toys/Gifts for the Magic Room (New)

    When the children arrive on site at the Be Brave Ranch, they get to choose a toy/item to have of their very own from our Magic Room.

    *Please keep in mind that the children are 8-17 years old.

    Ideas for Children ages 8-12: Stuffed Animals/Build a Bear, Pop its (fidget), Adult/Teen Coloring books, Squish Mallow Pillows, Art Kits, Lego sets (Harry Potter, Ninjago, Lego Friends), Hot Wheels cars/tracks, Science Kits, Fuzzy slippers/house coats, Self-care Kits (bath salts/bubble bath, hair and face masks, nail polish), LOL Dolls, Pokemon, Bey Blades.

    Ideas for Teen Girls ages 13-17: New touques, Henna kits, body art/tattoo pens/kits, fancy face masks, self-care items, Starbucks thermos or fun travel to go mugs, diffusers, essential oils, makeup kits, hair tools (straighteners, curling irons), hair products, face masks, nail polish, bath salts/bubble bath, plush/fleece throws/blankets, make-up etc.

    We are running critically low in there for stuff for our adolescents to choose from on their first round of treatment.

    Some of the things teens have enjoyed choosing previously are:

    • Starbucks tumblers with gift card
    • Nice to-go coffee mugs
    • Plush/fleece blankets
    • Nice slippers (hard rubber bottoms)
    • Self care packages (nail polish, hair care, skin care)
    • Makeup kits
    • Fancy/higher class art kits
    • Some new clothes items would probably go over well (nice toques, sweaters)
    • Hair tools (straighteners, curling irons).
    • Nice lotion/body care sets

Skills, Equipment and Materials Needed

  • Skills

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

  • Materials

    Paint, Lumber, Asphalt, Electrical Supplies.