Recreation

When the children in our residential program aren’t at school or participating in designated therapeutic sessions, it’s important that they have a chance to relax and focus on being a kid. We have a ‘boutique’ on campus that children frequently visit and select items that fit their individual personality and tastes.

If you’d like to bring joy and enrichment to the lives of the young survivors in our programs, consider making a donation from the list of our most commonly requested items:

  • Fidget Toys
  • Body Wash, Body Spray & Body Lotion (please no glass containers, aerosol sprays, or alcohol-based lotions or sprays)
  • Teenage-Appropriate Books or Magazines
  • Lip Gloss
  • MP3 player (with no camera)
  • $5 gift cards to Target, Walmart, McDonalds, or Chick-fil-A
  • Soda (caffeine-free soda only), candy & snacks (Ramen noodles are a favorite)
  • Journals & Gel Pens (please no spiral bound journals)
  • Deck of Cards or Crossword Puzzle Books
  • Flip Flops (sizes 5 – 11)
  • Sweatpants – “Jogger Style”  (size XS – XXL)

Here are some ideas for assembling an all-in-one basket for recreational activities! Plan for 15 when creating your basket.

Movie Basket – Select a few teenage-appropriate DVD’s, popcorn, and candy for a movie night.

Halloween Basket – Small pumpkins and painting supplies will create a fun autumn activity.

Book Club Basket – Select a teenage-appropriate book that each girl can read and discuss – include hot chocolate and marshmallows for sipping during the book discussion.

Scrapbook Basket – Fill this basket with stickers, fun scrapbook paper and other scrapbooking supplies for a scrapbook night.

Greeting Card Basket – Greeting card kits will allow our kids to send cards to family and friends.

Baking Basket – Supply the ingredients and utensils for cookies or brownies and the girls can learn about baking.

Game Basket – Select a few board games and snacks for a fun game night.

We cannot accept items in aerosol or glass containers.
We cannot accept nail polish or makeup in glass containers.
We cannot accept picture frames with glass or mirrors.

For more information, please contact: Liz Nickley 502.271.4526 or lnickley@maryhurst.org.