In Kind Gifts and Wish Lists

Boys and Girls Country is a big household with over 100 children and young adults!  With your help, we can provide for their needs, day in and day out!  We are so grateful for your gifts!  Please bring your items to our campus at 18806 Roberts Road, Hockley, TX 77447.  You can drop them at our Administrative building Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or take them around to our Operations Center and drop them at the donation site.  If you are unable to make it to campus or need assistance with your items, we may be able to pick them up.  Please contact our Operations Center at 281-803-3143 to make arrangements.


Donate In-Kind.  Have used furniture, clothing, or household items?  Donate them to Boys and Girls Country.   If we can use it on campus, we will!  If we can’t, we will put it in one of our Campus Garage Sales—all proceeds go to support our Home.   


Wish List.  Our current Wish List items are listed below.  If you would like to donate items not on the list – we need everything from livestock to event tickets, year round – or if you have any questions, contact Melissa Simon, Director of Development, at 281-351-4976, extension 172 or by email at melissas@boysandgirlscountry.org.


Can't make it out to the campus? You can make a quick and convenient online gift toward the purchase of any of these items!  Donate now and use the "Comments" section of the donation form to let us know what we may purchase with your gift!

**Boys and Girls Country's greatest needs right now include:

Flour

Sugar

Rice

Beans

Pastas

Pasta sauce

Canned vegetables

Broths

Bullion

Canned tuna & chicken

Rotel

Condiments

Ranch dressing

Spices

Baking mixes

Cereal

After school snacks- granola bars, peanut butter crackers, popcorn, fruit gummies, etc.

Poptarts

Peanut butter

Jelly

Tortilla chips

 

Cleaning supplies:

Paper towels

Windex

All-purpose cleaner

Toilet cleaner

All purpose wipes

 

The following items are always in need

Our Commissary Needs:

Shampoo
Body Wash 
Body Lotion
Toothpaste
Women’s Deodorant
Paper Products
Cleaning Products
Brushes
Combs
Kool-Aid Packets
Ramen Noodles 12 packs Beef or Chicken
Refried Beans
Red Kidney Beans


Our Education Department Needs:

Large Sketch Pads
3 and 5-Subject Spiral Notebooks
Subject dividers for 3-ring notebooks
Construction paper
Manila paper
Fine-Point Permanent Markers
Tab Dividers
TI-Nspire graphing calculators
Standard calculators
Mechanical pencils
Expo dry erase markers (both fine tip and chisel)
Magic Rub eraser
Index cards
Fine-point and chisel-tip coloring markers
Hand sanitizer
Pencil cap erasers
Backpacks for all ages and genders (grades K-12)
Poster board
Tissues


Our Clothing Closet Needs:

Black no-show socks, men’s sizes L
Underwear, Boxers, men size S and boys sizes M, L, XL (no short briefs please) 
Underwear, Boxer Briefs, men size M (no short briefs please)
Underwear, junior sizes 5, 6, 7, style: boy shorts or hipsters (no high-waist underwear please)
Junior bras, sizes 32, 34 and 36, B and C cup (padded bras only, no push-up styles please)
Pajamas, style: short sets, sizes: girls and boys M – L, junior girls S – XL (no gowns for females please) 
Casual and tennis shoes, boys and men, sizes boys 1 – 5, men 6 – 13 (Sperry’s, Converse, Nike)
Casual and tennis shoes and sandals, girls and juniors, sizes girls 1 – 5, juniors 6 - 10 (Sperry’s, Converse)
Jeans and Shirts, junior sizes L, XL, XXL
Makeup, type: mascara, eyeliner, eye shadow, blush, chapstick  
Cute teen purses
Men’s wallets

Our Cottages Needs:

Blu-Ray DVD players
Clear plastic cups –  size 8 oz. – 20 oz. (Walmart or AceMart sells them)
Tea kettles
Bathroom rugs/mats, bright colors please
4-, 8-, or 12 quart pots w/ lids (restaurant quality)
Alarm clocks w/ radio
Queen size sheet sets

Our Activities Department Needs:

Exercise Equipment (treadmill, stationary bike, stair climber, etc.)
Assorted arts and crafts supplies 
Poster board
Air Pump, for inflating sports balls
Wii Games
PS3 Games
Xbox 360 and Kinect Games
DVDs (G, PG, PG-13)
Exercise DVDs (Zumba, P90x)
Dumbbell Sets (5-25 lbs)
Adult Jump Ropes 
Our Maintenance Department Needs:
New or slightly used conventional stoves (electric with 2 large and 2 small burners; preferably white)
New under-counter ice machines (white) 
Conventional washers (electric)
Conventional dryers (electric)
New or slightly used dishwashers (preferably white)
Plumbing supplies and tools
Electrical supplies (boxes, outlets, switches, covers, etc.) and electrical wire (Romex 12-2NM-B with a ground)
8' fluorescent light bulbs
Compact fluorescent light bulbs


Our Ranch Operations Needs:

100 & 200 gallon water troughs
Water shut off float valves for water troughs
6” top x 8’ wooden fence post
7’ steel post
Rolls of barbed wire
14-20 gallon electric chemical sprayer
10’-15’ Disc Harrow
Our Grounds Maintenance Needs:
50’ and 100’ water hoses
Spray nozzles
Gas Weedeaters (Stihl FS 80)
Gas Weedeaters (Stihl FS 55)
Clear safety glasses
Earplugs and/or muffs
Leather gloves for the resident apprentice program 
Our Automotive Shop Needs:
Honda power steering fluid
50' 3/8 I.D. air hose
Varsol parts cleaner
8" tube and tubeless dolly wheels
Automatic transmission fluid
Liquid tire sealer
Anti-freeze
Washer fluid
Brake fluid
Carwash soap
Wiper blade refills 18” to 24” 
High-Temp Red Grease Cartridges
Our MIS Department Needs:
Dual Core or better PCs
Dual Core or better Laptops
17” or greater Flat Panel Monitors