Wish List


  • Insulated water bottles (6) 
  • UV protectant hats (6) 
  • Backpack with cooler compartment 
  • Portable DVD players (3) 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Duffle bags (for travel-6) 
  • Neck fans 
  • Advanced coloring books 
  • Skinny marker packs 
  • Activity books (crosswords, word search, mad libs, etc) 
  • Car games/activities 
  • Nintendo Switch (2) 
  • Small scrapbooks 
  • Pool games 
  • Books/Novels for teens 
  • Daypacks (6) 
  • Fujifilm polaroid refills 
  • Disposable cameras 
  • Chaffing sticks 

Learn more: https://give.classy.org/DABSJDisney


  • Boys size 6 clothes
  • Boys underwear size 2-4
  • Boys briefs size 6-8
  • Girls underwear 2-4
  • Girls 3T clothes
  • Infant Girl: 12 month clothes
  • Infant Girl: 3-6 month clothes


  • Independent living supplies: pots/pans, dishes, cups, silverware, bedding, broom, etc.
  • Residential treatment intake items: Twin XL bedding sets, towels, wall decals, pillows
  • Hygiene supplies: shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, body spray, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.
  • Ethnic hair care products
  • Laundry supplies

Baby Items

  • Diapers (size 3 and up)
  • Wipes
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Baby soap
  • Teething toys
  • Car seats – infant, toddler (new only, state approved)

Supplies for art, fun, and enjoyment

  • Construction paper, coloring books, craft kits
  • Crayons/markers/colored pencils
  • Bikes and helmets
  • Books
  • Building toys: Magna-Tiles, Legos, Lincoln Logs, etc.
  • Board games (young child and teen)
  • Sensory items – fidget spinners, stress balls, weighted blankets or vests, slime, etc.

Gift cards ($5/$10/$25 increments:)

  • Restaurant gift cards (McDonald’s, Subway, Jimmy John’s, etc.)
  • Home and grocery gift cards (Meijer, Target, Home Depot, etc.)
  • Amazon gift card
  • Bus passes
  • Gas cards


  • Event tickets – Whitecaps, Griffins
  • Passes to the zoo, museum, Kroc Center, YMCA, Great Wolf Lodge, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium

For more information on how you can donate wish list items, please contact us at 616.451.2021 or by emailing donations@dabsj.org.

DABSJ is inclusive and welcoming – from our team members, to the children we serve, to the families we license as foster parents. You could play a part in providing homes and hope for children who need a place to be themselves.