Items, supplies, materials and services are cherished donations to us at Little Warriors and the Be Brave Ranch. In addition to monetary donations and event sponsorships, we are in need of companies and kind individuals to donate items, equipment and services to cut down on our costs, help keep our programming costs down and our facility running in first-rate shape for years to come.

Note: If you would like a gift-in-kind tax receipt, please complete and return this form with your donation, and be sure to include the original purchase receipt.

Drop-off Locations

  • Sherwood Flooring, #105, 108 Provincial Ave, Sherwood Park. They are open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday and 11-4 on Saturdays.
  • g[squared], #10615, 124th St, Edmonton. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.
  • City Homes Master Builder at the following locations during the hours 3-8pm M-Th and 12-5pm Sat/Sun/Stats:
    • Cy Becker: 1214 Cy Becker Road
    • McConachie Solstice: 6406-167 Ave NW
    • Collections at Creekwood:  8237 Chappelle Way SW
    • Stewart Greens: 20711-99B Ave
    • Secord Heights: 22567-96 Ave

You can also mail your donation to:

Little Warriors / Be Brave Ranch
PO Box 92507
Sherwood Park, AB
T8A 3X4

Alternatively, we can arrange for a staff or volunteer to pick up large donations from your location in Edmonton or Calgary. Please email shannon@littlewarriors.ca to make arrangements.

Items and Supplies Needed

Here is the Be Brave Ranch Christmas wish list.

Download a printable PDF of our needs

*Please note we keep this list updated on an ongoing basis, so check back often for new and different needs and requests. If you have specific questions about anything on this list please email shannon@littlewarriors.ca 

  • Urgently needed

    We currently need laundry detergent and septic tank friendly dishwasher pods. We also need computer speakers for our staff to use at their desks.

    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.

  • Batteries

    AAA—we go through a lot of these for flashlights for the children.

  • Chairs for the Art Room

    Plastic classroom chairs suitable for children ages 8-16.

  • Cleaning Supplies

    Oven cleaner, broom/dust pan set, laundry soap, dishwasher pods, mops and mop head replacements, toilet bowl brushes.

  • Clock Radios

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

  • 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.

    We also need socks and (new) underwear for children 8-16.

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

  • Craft/Art Supplies

    Art canvases in a variety of sizes, art paint (acrylic, non-toxic), spray paint, doodle books (blank), mini glue sticks, liquid white glue, tie dye, and perler beads.

    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.

  • Diffusers

    Diffusers with no cords (such as this one).

  • Dry Erase White Board (24 x 30) X 2, 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.

  • Food

    Healthy, non-perishable food items that children ages 8-16 would enjoy. For example: Fruit cups, granola bars, cereal, pasta, pasta sauce, tuna, pickles, salsa, herbal tea bags, spices, juice boxes, soup etc.

  • Footwear

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

  • Gardening Supplies

    Hand tools, watering cans, 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, 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.

  • 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

    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), 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

    Food processor and stand mixer, blenders, toaster ovens, crockpot, waffle maker, pancake griddles, serving platters, spring form pans, chef knives, plastic cups, piping tips, serving bowls, measuring cups, Ziploc bags, muffin pans, ice cube trays (non silicone), soup bowls, metal pot set without plastic handles.

  • 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

  • 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, ink/toner compatible with HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 and 8710, laminator, flip chart paper, poster board, rolls of newsprint paper.

  • 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.

  • Puppet Theatre

    This would be a great addition to our group therapy sessions!

  • Radios/Bluetooth Speakers
  • 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.

  • Special Event Decorations

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

  • 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 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.

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.