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 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.

If you are wanting to do a donation drive for Little Warriors and the Be Brave Ranch, you can download and print our Christmas Wish List to have handy at your office or share with your friends and family. You can connect directly with Shannon at our office at shannon@littlewarriors.ca and she will provide you with many other resources to make your donation drive successful. We truly appreciate your efforts to help collect donations!

Drop-off Locations

A sincere thank you to Sherwood Flooring 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 9am-4pm, Thurs to Fri, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sat 11 a.m. – 4 p.m

City Homes Master Builder: Please drop your donations at the following locations during the hours 3-8pm M-Th and 12-5pm Sat/Sun/Stats:

  • Cy Becker: 17147 46 Street
  • McConachie Solstice: 6406-167 Ave NW
  • Collections at Creekwood:  8237 Chappelle Way SW
  • Stewart Greens: 20711- 99B Ave
  • Secord Heights: 2724 224 Street NW
  • Kinglet by Big Lake: 6706 Lark Point
  • Glenridding Ravine: 2060 160 Street

Items and Supplies Needed

If you have specific questions about anything on this list please email shannon@littlewarriors.ca 

  • Urgently needed

    Lysol/Clorox disinfectant wipes

    Nitrile gloves (small and medium)

    Ice melt

    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.

    3 vacuum cleaners; new or excellent used condition. We currently have ones for each house but they are not working that well.

    2 carpet shampooers. A large stand up one and a small hand held one.

    New or excellent used condition medium sized dresser with 4-6 drawers.

    The elder that does our sweats at the Ranch has requested that we have 5 dark brown canvas tarps that are at least 20′ x 20′ to be use used for the creation of our sweat lodge and 3′ white poplar wood.

  • Aromatherapy

    Necklaces, essential oils, hand lotions, humidifiers.

    We would also really love donations of Mala bracelets to be able to give our teen girls when they graduate as this is a popular gift that they love.

  • Bookshelves
  • Blue Tooth Speakers
  • Cleaning/Laundry Supplies

    Oven cleaner, broom/dust pan set, mops and mop head replacements, toilet bowl brushes, laundry soap and fabric softener, dish soap, dishwasher pods (septic tank friendly)

  • Clock Radios

    For the children’s bedrooms—cordless ones that are battery operated.

  • Clothing - Not accepting clothing donations at this time. We do need socks/ underwear.

    Socks and (new) underwear for boys and girls ages 8-16.

    Bras for teen girls suitable for girls ages 13-16.

    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.

    **Please note we only need clothing items that are listed here. We have recently had a large donation of all other clothing items and we do not have room to store any more.

  • Craft/Art Therapy Supplies

    Canvases: variety of sizes, wooden canvas boards

    Paint: (acrylic, non-toxic), tempera paint (liquid, or paint sticks), spray paint

    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

    Glue: mini glue sticks, liquid white glue

    Other: Sharpies, sandpaper, tie dye, perler beads. plaster strips (“Paris Craft” or other brand), pouring medium, Liquitex brand Matte Gel medium, Floetrol (latex based), soft chalk pastels, resin, Neocolor II aquarelle sticks, stickers of all sorts, ribbon (fabric, grosgrain, lace, etc), round plastic table cloths (from dollar store). The kids really enjoy making slime, so we are in need of some slime-making supplies: Elmers glue, shaving cream, and contact solution.

    Gift certificates to dollar stores or Michaels 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.

  • Diffusers

    Diffusers with no cords (such as this one).

  • Dry Erase White Boards (free standing), Cork Boards X 4
  • Flip Chart Paper, Poster Board and Rolls of Newsprint Paper

    Blank flip chart paper (unlined), poster boards in a variety of colours and rolls of newsprint paper.

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

  • Food

    Healthy, non-perishable food items that children ages 8-16 would enjoy. For example: Herbal tea,  granola bars, instant oatmeal, cereal, pasta, pasta sauce, protein bars, canned salmon, tuna, pickles, salsa, spices, juice boxes, soup, chewing gum etc.

  • Footwear

    For boys and girls ages 8-12 and girls ages 13-16 (sizes 2-10)– runners, soft soled shoes, rubber boots, nice comfy slippers, and winter boots.

  • Gardening Supplies

    Hand tools, fence boards/posts for our garden.

  • Gas Cards

    To help with travel for our recreation activities around the Edmonton area and to assist with travel costs for children and families.

  • Gift Cards

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

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

  • Heat Packs/Magic Bags, Cough Drops and Ice Packs
  • Humidifiers/White Noise Machines
  • Hygiene Products

    Feminine hygiene products, Goodnights pull-ups suitable for children ages 8-12, Depends suitable for girls ages 13-16, body wash, hair elastics, detangler.

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

    *Please note we do not require “Pull-ups” as they are too small for our kids on site. Goodnights and Depends would be more suitable for the children ages 8-16.

  • Incentive 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.

  • Journals and Small Photo Albums

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

  • Just for Fun/ Our wishes

    Mascara (for graduation ceremonies when the kids get all dressed up and have makeovers), manicure and spa kits for spa nights with the children (fruity facial masks, nail polish, nail decals/stickers, sugar scrubs etc.), hair chalk, essential oils, aromatherapy items, hand lotions (smelly lotions), chewing gum, Scentsy bars, diffusers, and oils.

    For graduation we like to give each child a little gift. Mala bracelets are very popular for both the boys and girls.

  • Kitchen/Baking Supplies

    Dishwasher, food processor and stand mixer, electric hand mixers X 4 (one for each cabin), blenders, crockpot, waffle maker, serving platters, plastic cups, piping tips, Ziploc bags, soup bowls, metal pot set without plastic handles, dawn dish soap and cooking spray.

  • Laminator
  • Laptops

    The kids use laptops for programming during the week and the staff use them for their daily shift notes etc. We are looking for laptops with: 500 GB Hard Drive, 4 GB Ram and Windows 10.

  • Lawn Chairs or benches for around the fire pit
  • Musical Instruments

    Hand drums

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

  • Night lights and Large Flashlights
  • Office Supplies

    Copy paper, Sharpies, dry erase boards (24 X 30), dry erase markers, dry erase board erasers, Post-It notes, glue sticks, highlighters, paper clips, note pads, file folders, staplers, masking tape/scotch tape, desk-top printers, ink/toner compatible with HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 and 8710, laminator, flip chart paper, poster board, rolls of newsprint paper.

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

  • Outdoor items

    Battery operated lanterns, pump for balls and tires, 10×10 pop up shade tents, folding wagon, motion sensor lights, (2) commercial outdoor runners/turf mats 4′ x 8′ or 4′ x 10′, 18″ Stihl Chainsaw.

  • Recreation Experiences

    Coupons, Groupons or gift certificates for recreation opportunities for the kids in the Edmonton area.

  • Sensory Items

    Scentsy sticks, aromatherapy lotions, various fidget, sensory toys or stress balls/shapes.

  • Sheets Sets, Comforters and Mattress Protectors

    White double sheet sets (Prefer white so we can bleach them).

    Comforters for double beds. Brown or grey preferred.

    Waterproof Mattress Protectors for double beds.

  • Special Event Decorations

    To be used for Graduation ceremonies for the children, such as streamers, table cloths etc.

  • Stand Up Mirror
  • Tablets or IPads
  • T-Shirts

    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.

  • Toys for Therapy

    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.

  • Toys for the Playroom

    Excellent used condition and meant for a child between the ages of 8-16. Some examples are Sensory Toys (Education Station), Lego, K-Nex, science experiments, dolls, Barbie’s, puppets, Rainbow Loom, indoor sand box, indoor sand box toys.

  • Toys for the Magic Room

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

    *Please keep in mind that the children are 8-16 years old.

    At this time we do not have a lot of options for our teen girls (ages 13-16) in the magic room. A few suggestions would be Henna kits, body art/tattoo pens/kits, fancy face masks/hair masks/self-care items, Starbucks thermos or fun travel cup.

  • Water Bottles (Reusable and New)

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.