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 or email to shannon@littlewarriors.ca.

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: Please drop your donations at the following locations during the hours 2-8pm M-Th and 12-5pm Sat/Sun/Stats:

    • Cy Becker: 17147 46 Street
    • Secord Heights: 9724 224 Street NW
    • Kinglet by Big Lake: 5706 Lark Point
    • Glenridding Ravine: 2060 160 Street

Items and Supplies Needed

  • Urgently needed

    Washer and Dryer Sets: Large capacity

    Fridges: (2) Residential 64.5” H x 28” W x 29.5” D.

    Microwave

    Dishwasher

    Couches (new or excellent condition)

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

    Toilet paper

    New Socks and Underwear: Women’s small, medium, large, men’s small, medium and large and children’s suitable for ages 8-17 year olds.

    Granola Bars/Cereal: Kids love granola bars and cereal so we are always running out of these items.

    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.

    NEW Program Needs: We are starting a new program for families and opening up a newly renovated house. We are in need of the following for this house: dinner ware, small appliances (pop-corn maker, waffle iron, kettle, blender, toaster, hand-mixer, coffee pot) double or full size sheet sets, area rugs (10 x 12 and 8 X 10) couch, recliners, arm chairs, bean bag chair stuffing, lawn chairs, patio furniture (no glass top), free weights, pillows (new), comforters (new).

    The elder that does our sweats at the Ranch has requested that we have a cord of 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 for AED

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

  • Batteries - AA

    Regular or rechargeable will work!

  • Benches for around the fire pit
  • Cleaning/Laundry Supplies

    Dish soap (liquid), hand soap (liquid), oven cleaner (non-toxic) broom/dust pan set, mops and mop head replacements, toilet bowl cleaner, toilet bowl brushes, laundry soap, fabric softener, unscented dryer sheets, Shout or Oxy, wool dryer balls, dishwasher pods (septic tank friendly).

  • Clock Radios

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

  • Clothing - Only accepting clothing that is listed.

    Note: We are only accepting clothing donations listed here. 

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

    Socks and (new) underwear for boys and girls ages 8-17.

    Bras for teen girls suitable for girls ages 13-17.

    Teen girls plus size clothing including: 1x-3x underwear, bras, sports bras, active wear, casual dress wear.

    Teen boys clothing – adult sizes M/L/XL

    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.

    T-shirts for Boys: Large-Xlarge 14-17 yrs

    Rain ponchos/jackets (suitable for teenagers).

  • Cork Boards X 4
  • Craft/Art Therapy Supplies

    Canvases: variety of sizes, wooden canvas boards

    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).

    Glue: mini glue sticks, liquid white glue

    Sketchbooks: There are great ones for $4 from Dollarama that are perfect!

    Other: Sharpies, markers, sandpaper, tie dye, perler beads. plaster strips (“Paris Craft” or other brand), pouring medium, Fun Stuff Paris Craft, Liquitex brand Matte Gel medium, Floetrol (latex based), (more details here) soft chalk pastels, resin, Neocolor II aquarelle sticks, stickers of all sorts, ribbon (fabric, grosgrain, lace, etc), round plastic table cloths (from dollar store) wax paper, tin foil. (More details here).

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

    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.

  • Dishwashers

    Each house on the property has a dishwasher and we are in need of replacing them. We are looking for 4 new, residential dishwashers.

  • Diffusers and Essential Oils

    Diffusers with no cords (such as this one) for essential oils.

  • Dog Food and Supplies for our Facility Trauma Dogs

    Rugby and Dempsey 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 Dempsey are our most popular team members. But they are expensive….

    We are in need of dog food (see below pictures for the 2 different kinds) toys, tennis balls (their favourite!), dog beds, leashes, brushes, pet insurance and of course some treats!

     

  • Duffel Bags/Suitcases/Backpacks

    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!

  • Fans
  • 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.

  • Fanny Packs

    To help carry inhalers and other first aid items.

  • Fridges

    Each house at the Be Brave Ranch has a fridge in it but they are older and showing their wear. We need to replace all 4 of them in the near future.

  • Food - Non-Perishable

    Healthy, non-perishable food items that children ages 8-16 would enjoy.

    Breakfast Items: Cheerios, Raisin Bran, Shreddies, Rice Krispies, Pancake mix, Syrup, Ground Coffee, Coffee Filters (basket, not cone)

    Oatmeal: Instant, Rolled Oats, Quick Oats

    Baking Items: Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Flour, Chocolate Chips

    Canned Goods: Soup, Tuna, Salmon, Creamed Corn, Kernel Corn, Peas, Carrots, Pork and Beans

    Condiments: Ketchup, Mustard, Salad Dressings, BBQ Sauce

    Other: Kraft Dinner, Ramen Noodles, Herbal Tea,  Granola Bars, Pasta, Pasta sauce, Protein Bars, Pickles, Salsa, Spices, Juice Boxes, Chewing Gum

  • Furniture

    Excellent condition couches and recliners

  • 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.

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

    Facecloths, towels, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, hair brushes for wet and dry hair, body wash, hair elastics, detangler, lip chap, deodorant, nail polish remover, contact solution, cotton balls or cotton pads for makeup removal, face cleanser.

    *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/ 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 (spa like face 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.

    One of our staff members won and donated a PlayStation 5 for the kids to use at the Be Brave Ranch but we have no games for it. We would love to have a couple (non violent) games for the kids to play when they are on site.

  • Kitchen/Baking Supplies

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

    Dishwashers, food processor, 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, cooking spray, metal tongs (X 3), stainless steel forks and spoons.

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

     

  • Laminator
  • Laptops

    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)

  • Mattress Protectors

    Bed Bug/Waterproof mattress protectors for double beds.

  • Musical Instruments

    Hand drums

    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, Sharpies, Post-It notes, glue sticks, paper clips, masking tape/scotch tape, desk-top printers (not older than 2 yrs old), laminator & laminating sheets, flip chart paper, rolls of newsprint paper, packing tape.

    We are also in need of 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).

    Desks: 4′ to 5′ for workstations (3)

    Office Chairs: Adjustable

    Filing Cabinets: 2 drawer with lock metal (3)

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

  • Outdoor items

    Sunglasses, sprinklers, umbrellas (adult ones not child ones), rain ponchos and rain jackets, battery operated lanterns, patio furniture (wicker or plastic – no glass table tops), 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.

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

  • Power Bars with Surge Protect

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

  • Recreation Experiences (Gift Cards for Edmonton area)

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

  • 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:

    • Different types of lotions – some scented/aromatherapy, some no scent.
    • Different types of candies – sour, sweet. Different flavoured jelly beans.
    • Different types of potato chips.
    • Different types of essential oils.
    • Putty/slime.
    • Various fidget/sensory toys, water shakers etc.
    • Stress balls/shapes
  • 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 Shannon at shannon@littlewarriors.ca 

  • 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/Gifts 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 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
  • Washer and Dryer Sets

    Each house at the Be Brave Ranch have a set of washer and dryers and they are in need of replacement.

    Large capacity/stacking x 4

  • Water Bottles (Reusable and New)

    Reusable, new, plastic or stainless steel

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.