2017 Christmas Wish List

Webpage header graphic The Children’s Home 2017 Christmas Wish List is now available!   Santa Claus is very jolly as he’s preparing his sleigh of gifts for The Children’s Home! However, both Santa and The Children’s Home need your help to make Christmas Day and our annual Christmas Event (private event) very special occasions for those we serve – our families and children! We have approximately 140 children in our Foster Care program and an additional 40 youth and families in our TLP/ILP and Family Housing programs.  
There are two great options for you to help make this a wonderful Christmas for our children and families. You can donate gifts from our Christmas Wish List OR contact The Children’s Home Christmas Coordinator to sponsor a child and/or family.   Please deliver your tax-deductible gifts to The United Methodist Children’s Home Tucker office on or  by Tuesday, December 12th. Delivery hours are  Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please ensure donated gifts are new and unwrapped for the security and enjoyment of the families and children we serve. Also, please place all gift cards inside envelopes, along with the accompanying receipts (and separate the gift cards from unwrapped gifts).   Requested Donations: Visa gift cards Amazon gift cards Publix gift cards Kroger gift cards Infant and toddler clothing Children’s clothing (up to children’s size 16) Cloth and board books for infants and toddlers Baby and toddler toys Gender-neutral toys (arts & crafts, LEGOs, educational, pretend play, musical instruments, etc.) Ride toys (toddler, age 4 and up) Bikes (ages 4 – 8) Bike helmets Diapers Diaper bags Pull-Ups (sizes 3,4,5,6) Wipes Baby care supplies (crib sheets, baby gates, teething rings, safety items, pacifiers, etc.) Sturdy suitcases or duffel bags Dolls (emphasizing a variety of ethnicities) Passes, tickets, memberships to local attractions Books from our list of new foster homes:
  • Hootah’s Baby  by Joanne Green
  • One for the Murphys  by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Maybe Days  by Jennifer Wilgocki and Marcia Kahn Wright
  • Kids Need to Be Safe  by Julie Nelson
  • Families Change by Julie Nelson
  • The Whole-Brain Child  by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
  • The Connected Child by Karyn P. Purvis, David R. Cross, and Wendy Lyons Sunshine
  Passes, Tickets, Memberships This year, please consider a gift that may ignite a budding passion or career! The families and children we serve are often excluded from activities they cannot afford. For example, tickets to an Atlanta Hawks or Silverbacks game, the movie theater, Zoo Atlanta, or the Georgia Aquarium allow them to experience events they may never otherwise experience without your help. Finally, please share this information with your neighbors, friends, and congregations. Your generosity and thoughtfulness go a long way with our families.   Feel free to download and share the PDF version  or the JPG version of our 2017 Christmas Wish List. UMCH_Christmas Wishlist_2017.indd                
Contact our Christmas Coordinator at christmas@umchildrenshome.org or (404) 327-5856 for additional information.