Meet Basic Needs

To effectively help the children and families served by Niles, please see the below list of suggested items needed to meet basic needs at Niles. Whether you are an individual, church or major corporation shopping for one family or meeting the needs of many, no gift is too small or too large.

Meet basic needs at Niles

Meet Basic Needs at Niles Year-Round

  • Full size shampoo/conditioner
  • Body wash/soap
  • Deodorant
  • Body spray or lotions
  • Hair brushes/combs
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Pajamas of all sizes
  • Slippers
  • Teddy bear or other stuffed animals
  • Blankets (baby blankets and tie blankets for older kids)
  • New duffel bags for children to carry their personal belongings
  • Books, toys and coloring books for families to enjoy while visiting in the office
  • Wash cloths and bath towels


  • Outdoor toys including basketballs, soccer balls, baseballs, volleyballs, kick balls, footballs, frisbees, bubbles, and chalk
  • One-piece swimsuits, swim trunks and flip flops
  • Warm-weather clothing including shorts, tanks, and sandals


  • New books for elementary through high school readers
  • Calculators for school
  • Backpacks
  • School clothes, gift cards to purchase school uniforms from Wal-Mart
  • Gloves, hats, scarves, and new coats of all sizes
  • Fuzzy blankets
  • Winter clothing including sweatshirts, pants, jackets, and more

Please us contact us to coordinate a donation drop-off!