Needs & Wishes

Each day we are faced with the needs & wishes of the youth in our care. While we strive to provide all we can, we cannot do everything we want. We truly need your help to help us with this great journey we are on to make our community better and to help the lives of these deserving youth.

Please review our various program's Needs & Wishes below. Even one item can make a big difference and allow us to do more for them. Thank you!


Last Updated: 8/01/2018


Hidle House

Most Wanted Items:

Uniform School Polos (All colors, Adult Sizes)
High School Spirit Shirts (All Bay County Schools, Adult Sizes)
Gift Cards for Shoe Carnival, TJ Maxx, Ross, Walmart, Target, Visa/MC/AMEX, Dollar General, Dollar Tree
Personal Radios for Youth Bedrooms

Current Needs:

New pillows
New washers/dryers
Curtain rods and curtains for bedrooms
New flooring
Replace pool tables
White boards
Air hockey table
Air filter for back area
New bathtubs

School Needs:

Binders (1 inch)
Loose leaf paper (college ruled)
Composition books
Kleenex tissues
Pocket size hand sanitizer

Clothing Needs:

Uniform School Polos (All colors, Adult Sizes)
High School Spirit Shirts (All Bay County Schools, Adult Sizes)
Boys Shirts and pants size 16/18
Boys Lrg underwear
Boys Size 10/12 shirts in maroon, black, rede
Boys Size 10/12 pants in beige, black, khaki
Girls Bras sizes 32B/C, 34B/C
Girls Underwear sizes 6/7/8



Bridge Transitional Living

Current Needs:

Diapers (nb-3)
Diaper-rash ointment
Baby wash & shampoo
Nail filer/clippers
Nasal aspirator
Brush & comb set
Burb cloths
Bottle brushes
Bassinet sheets
Hooded bath towels
Gift Cards for Grocery Stores, Department Stores, Fast Food, Movies, Hair Salons, & Recreation Outings



Hannah's Maternity Transitional Living

Current Needs:

Driving Lesson Scholarships
Laundry detergent
Dish detergent
Dishwasher tablets
Light bulbs

Current Wishes:

Rugs (living area, bathroom, bedroom)
Workout DVDs
Bed-in-a-bag (twin/queen)
Wal-Mart or Target gift cards
Movie theater gift cards



Siblings Group Home

Current Needs:

New Couch for Group Home (Please contact office for specifics)
Adult Boy Bikes with helmets (2)
Adult Girl Bike with helmet (1)
Staff bike
Pots and pans with lids for large quantity cooking
Pot Holders
Towels and washcloths
Beach towels
Gift cards dedicated for clothes for 9 children
New Pillows
Passes to Zoo World
Tupperware – range of sizes
Snow Cone machine



Street Outreach & Recovery Program

Current Needs:

Pop-top canned goods
Fruit cups
Bottled water
Trolley passes (monthly)
Gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target, grocery stores, Dollar General, Dollar Tree
Adult bicycles
Bicycle locks
Wet wipes



Care Management

Current Needs:

New Infant car seats
Pack n Play (crib/bassinette/playpen) for foster families
Gift Cards for Fast Food Restaurants, Walmart, Visa/MC for items needed for foster care children


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While Anchorage Children's Home does obtain federal and state funding through grants and contracts to serve at-risk and abused, neglected and abandoned children; these funding sources frequently require private matching funds and do not provide enough support to pay for the total cost of essential services. The generous financial support by our community partners and private individuals is critical to our ability to continue to be an Anchor for today's children and strengthen tomorrow's families. We need your help through financial support to the Anchorage Children’s Home Foundation which provides the private funds necessary to effectively run the programs of Anchorage Children’s Home.

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