If you are 21 years or younger and in need of immediate help, call (316) 262-HOME or go to any QuikTrip, fire station or anywhere you see the Safe Place logo and ask an employee to call our Street Outreach staff.

Our Wishlist

The Wichita Children's Home offers the only emergency, temporary residential shelter for children in our community. To keep our doors open 24/7 for children ranging in age from birth to 22 years of age, WCH depends on donations from individuals like you.

Last year alone, more than 1,600 children came through our front doors, many with only the clothes they were wearing. With the support we receive each year, we are able to meet the needs of each child to ensure their safety and well being. To continue caring for the children at WCH we need immediate basic need items.

Donations Drop-Off:

Wichita Children's Home
810 North Holyoke, Wichita, KS

Items on our current wish listPrint Wishlist

For your convenience, we have provided a printable wish list, so you can take it with you while you shop! If you prefer to donate cash, the Children's Home will purchase items from our wish list on your behalf. Cash donations are accepted in person or online.


  • Crock pots
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Kitchen utensils and bakeware
  • Dish and flatware sets
  • Pots and pans
  • Toaster ovens
  • Glasses and plastic cups
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Alarm clocks
  • Twin and full size bedding and pillows
  • Laundry hampers and baskets
  • Laundry detergent
  • Ironing boards and irons
  • Plastic totes (med)
  • Sleeping bags (adult size)
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Batteries

Food and Beverages

  • Individually packaged snack food
  • (cheese and crackers, lunch buckets, nuts, granola bars, instant oatmeal, beef jerky)
  • Juice boxes (100% juice)
  • Fruit cups
  • McDonald's or fast food gift cards
  • ($5 increments)
  • QuikTrip gift cards ($5 increments)
  • Bottled water (8 - 16 oz size)


  • WalMart and Target gift cards
  • DVD games (Scene It, Family Feud)
  • MP3 players and stereos
  • Activity passes (roller skating, ice skating, movies)
  • Art and craft supplies
  • Small canvases
  • Puzzles (1,000 pieces or more)
  • Xbox and Wii games (rated E)
  • Current DVD movies (G, PG)

Infant and Toddlers

  • Bath wash, lotion and 2-in-1 shampoo
  • Diapers, wipes and pull ups (size 4 - 6)
  • Diaper cream
  • Socks and underwear
  • Bottles, pacifiers and teething rings
  • Sleepers and onesies
  • Infant and toddler toys
  • Clothing and shoes (preemie)
  • Coats


  • Children's clothing (ages 4 - 12)
  • Shorts for teen boys (L, XL)
  • Men's athletic shorts (M, LG)
  • Men's athletic pants (L, XL)
  • Pajamas (children and adult: M, L)
  • Dark colored sweat suits and hoodies (M, LG, XL, XXL)
  • Male and female short sleeved t-shirt, plain and dark (M - XXL)
  • Women's cotton bikini underwear (size 5 - 9)
  • Bras, boxers and boxer briefs (M - XL)
  • Slippers and shower shoes for teens
  • Tennis shoes and socks (size 10 - 13)
  • Male and female running shoes (size 6 - 12)
  • Women's jeans (size 14 - 22)
  • Men's jeans (38+)
  • Belts for men and women


  • Lotion
  • Travel toothpaste
  • Deodorant for men and women
  • Flat irons, curling irons and hair dryers
  • Disposable razors and shaving cream
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Hairbrushes and combs
  • Travel brushes
  • Hair grease in small containers
  • Hair spray (non-aerosol)
  • Hair gel
  • Lice ice
Thank You