Christmas Needs List
Our children come from lives of chaos, not calm; violence, not peace. Their lives have been filled with neglect, abuse, anger, betrayal and despair. Each year we work hard to make Christmas a wonderful experience for the children in our care. For many, this Christmas will be the FIRST time they’ve heard the Christmas Story. The holiday memories and traditions experienced at MBCH this year may be the only ones they have ever had.
You can help us make the holiday season special by providing Christmas presents for our children. The following “wish list” details many of the items we need to make this Christmas memorable.
Missouri Baptist Children’s Home has 3 campuses and 7 offices across the state of Missouri. We serve approximately 90 children at any one time on our campuses. We also work with the infants of the mothers in our Pregnancy Counseling and Supportive Services program and with more than 350 children of all ages in our foster/adoptive program. The ages of the children in our residential program range from 6 to 21, however, the majority of our children are 11-18.
- Scrapbooks/Scrapbooking supplies (for teens)
- Car models/paint/supplies/non toxic glue
- Remote-control cars/helicopters/batteries
- Hand held electronics
- iPods/MP-3 Players
- Christian CDs – including Christian rap
- African-American Dolls (no caucasian baby dolls or Barbies please as we have an adequate supply)
- Axe cologne sets
- Basketballs, Footballs, Nerf balls (all sizes)
- Bath & Body Works
- Large purses – Teen appropriate
- Wallets – male and female – older youth
- Arts/Crafts Kits – male and female
- Fleece Throws
- Word finds, Sudoku, coloring books
- Board games: Scattergories, Taboo, Apples to Apples, Sorry, Monopoly (or any of the newer games)
- Playing cards- regular- Uno, Phase Ten
- Games/puzzles – pre-school ages
- DVDs – G and PG rated
- Make-up, nail polishes, manicure sets, press-on nails, nail art
- Cameras – digital
- Flat Irons
- Gift cards to Walmart, Target, fast-food restaurants (teens love gift cards)
- Outside toddler toys
- Toe Socks
- Educational toys - birth to 24 months
- Baby Einstein/educational DVDs for babies or toddlers
- Books for Toddlers/Babies
- Car seat cozy cover
ITEMS ARE NEEDED BY DECEMBER 9 (UNWRAPPED, PLEASE!)
Items Can Be Sent to:
MBCH Campus Store, 11300 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044.
For more information call 1-800-264-6224 and ask for Kathy Crawley or Flo Anderson.
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