Welcome a Child

Many times our residents come to us with only a few items packed in a trash bag. Some come to Maryhurst with nothing at all.

As soon as a child arrives at Maryhurst’s campus, she receives a set of health & hygiene items, personal care products, and clothing. Entering residential care can be a difficult transition, and we do everything we can to make the experience of coming to Maryhurst comfortable and reassuring.

The items in these baskets are more than just living essentials – they represent ways for the children we serve to feel at ease and open to working together with our staff and begin overcoming their trauma.

Health & Hygiene Items:

  • Basket or Storage Case (water-resistant)
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrush
  • Body Wash (unscented)
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo & Conditioner (both Caucasian & African American-specific products needed)
  • Hair Moisturizer – Coconut Oil
  • Hair Brush (both bristle brush and cushion brushes)
  • Pony Tail Holders, Headbands, and Scarf Head Wrap or Sleep Turban

Personal Care Products:

  • Stuffed Animal
  • Twin Comforter & Sheet Sets & Pillowcases
  • MP3 player (no camera)
  • Journal & Gel Pens (no spiral bound)
  • Young Adult Books
  • Snacks: Ramen Noodles, Chips, Candy
  • Fidget Toys & Sensory Items
  • Word Search and Puzzle Books

New Clothing:

  • Underwear (adult sizes: XS – XXL)
  • Sports Bra’s (adult sizes: XS – XXL)
  • Socks (all sizes)
  • Sweatpants “Jogger Style” (adult sizes: XS – XXL)
  • Athletic Shoes (adult sizes: 5 – 11)
  • Slide Sandals (adult sizes: 5 – 11)
  • Pajama Top & Bottom Sets (adult sizes: XS – XXL)
  • Crew Neck Sweatshirts – without images or writing, any color (adult sizes: XS – XXL)
  • T-shirts - long and short sleeve, without images or writing (adult sizes: XS – XXL)
  • Jeans (junior sizes: 0 – 17) (women’s sizes: 0 – 18) (plus sizes: 18 – 24)

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