Our Wish List

Our Wish List

We appreciate your interest in helping us provide for the children and families served through the programs offered by Children’s Square U.S.A.  Your support is greatly appreciated!   While the main campus is in Council Bluffs Iowa, we do provide services in Sioux City, Iowa, as well as Omaha, Nebraska.  Approximately 1,000  children are served each and every day.

Below you will find some of our needs that we have placed on our “Wish List.”  Approximately every quarter, this list will change based upon children’s needs and gaps in funding.  Please consider making a gift today to help a child.

Thank you!

Wish List Items

Integrated Health Services

  • 4 shelving units to organize donations
  • Hygiene kits (soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, wash rag, etc) or the supplies to make these kits
  • 200 reusable water bottles for education event on proper hydration
  • 100 pill boxes to help members organize their meds and improve medication compliance

Omaha in home services

Personal Hygiene kits for teenagers.

Omaha Office

Large duffle bags for kids that will leave for Royal Families Kid Camp on June 5th for 5 days.

Academic Center

  • Earbuds
  • Small radios/ Hand-held radios
  • Card games
  • Art supplies (markers, paints, chalk, pastels, drawing tablets)
  • Fun pencils, fun erasers
  • PE supplies (basketballs, soccer balls, soccer nets, footballs, bases, volleyballs)
  • Stackable plastic drawers for classroom storage
  • Pencil boxes
  • Pencil grips
  • Stress balls
  • Therapy fidget toys
  • Small gifts for students to give family members for special occasions (ties, coffee mugs, cologne, perfume, lotion, jewelry, small toys)

Iowa Family Foster care

  • Gift cards for school clothes for foster children
  • Hair cut certificates
  • $25. 00 Gift cards for gas for foster parents to help with transporting children. Foster home stipend doesn’t cover the  basics and foster parent are  increasingly expected to transport to and from visits, which could be 20 to 50 miles away – and may be a couple times weekly

Children’s Centers both  

  • Crib sheets
  • Pots, pans and plastic bowls/utensils for our outside music center
  • Diaper wipes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Bubbles
  • Sprinkler for a hose
  • Towels
  • Silly string

Child Welfare Emergency Services and Residential Services

Daily

  • Hygiene supplies
    • Shampoo/Conditioner
    • Body Wash
    • Hairbrushes/Combs
    • Deodorant
    • Baby Shampoo and Wash  ( Shelter only)
    • Hair Straighteners/Hair Dryers
    • Toothpaste/Toothbrush
  • Teen Pajama Bottoms & Plain T-Shirts
  • Sports Bras (All Sizes)
  • Nail Polish
  • Duffel Bags
  • Individual Radio (not just MP3 or CD Player)
  • Magazine Subscriptions
    • National Geographic Kids
    • Sports Illustrated Kids
    • Pack-O-Fun
    • Nickelodeon
  • Sketch Pads/Pencils
  • Construction Paper

Seasonal

  • Ball Air Pump
  • Teen Size Winter Coats
  • Hoodies (Hooded Sweatshirt)
  • Movie Theatre Gift Cards
  • Walmart, Target, Kohls Gift Cards
  • Sonic/Dairy Queen gift cards (Ice Cream Outings)
  • Sporting Event Passes

Holiday

  • Clear Plastic Ornaments (for craft/tree decorating)
  • Holiday Cookie Cutters
  • Holiday Specific Craft Supplies

Building

  • Bright Colored Twin Size Sheets
  • Twin Size Blankets/Quilts
  • New Dish Sanitizer (Similar to a dishwasher) (Shelter only)
  • Couches/Chairs (to replace old)

Museum Passes ( needed for several programs)

  • Durham Western Heritage Museum  1 @ $100 allows up to 14 to enter
  • YMCA- @ $840 will allow the four residential programs and shelter to use the facility ( due to expire the end of April)
  • Children’s Museum 1 pass @ $200 allows for 3 adults and 6 children
  • SAC Air and Space Museum