Youthville in Kansas provides therapeutic foster care to children from 5 years old to age 21.

You can help! Here, from its website, is Youthville’s current Wish List:

You can drop off all “Wish List” items directly to the Newton, Dodge City and Wichita locations with the exception of clothing. We have partnered with Open Door Klothes Kloset to provide free clothing for children and youth in foster care. Please take all new or gently used clothing donations to Klothes Kloset at 228 Ellis Street in Wichita between the hours of 8:00am and 3:00pm, Monday through Friday and 9:00am until noon on Saturdays. (Two blocks west of Hydraulic and two blocks south of Douglas. Enter the north glass doors and follow the signs to the basement.)


  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Baby Formula
  • Baby Wipes
  • New underwear (all sizes, especially larger sizes)
  • Socks (all sizes, especially teen sizes)
  • African – American hair care products
    • Pink oil, hair grease/females
    • Hair “wave” grease/males
    • Wave caps, all sizes/males
  • $25 Wal-Mart cards
  • Personal Hygiene products
  • New car seats (infant and toddler)
  • Rubbermaid Tubs
  • Board Games
  • Diaper bags
  • Baby monitor
  • Baby bottles
  • Baby shampoo, powder, and lotion
  • Baby teething rings
  • Liquid bath soap (body wash)
  • Disposable razors
  • Female personal hygiene items
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Shaving cream
  • Shampoo, powder and lotion
  • Sheet sets (twin and full)
  • Bath towels/washcloths
  • Suitcases (new)
  • AA. AAA, D, and C batteries
  • Pants (waist 32+ / length 30+)
  • T-Shirts (XL – XXXL)
  • Socks (all sizes) female and male (new)
  • Dish sets (4-8 place settings)
  • Laundry bags
  • Silverware
  • Cleaning supplies (household and laundry)
  • Trash bags
  • Brooms
  • Kitchen towels/dishcloths
  • Mixing bowls
  • Pens
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Calculator
  • Glue sticks/Rulers
  • 3-ring binders


  • Volunteer drivers
  • Sports/recreation equipment
  • Hot Wheels
  • Trees
  • Art and craft supplies
  • Clothing (10-18 year olds)
  • Jewelry/Cosmetics
  • MP-3 Players
  • Wal-Mart gift card
  • Hygiene products
  • Games
  • AA, AAA, and D Batteries
  • Stationery
  • New blankets/Comforters
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Three ring binders
  • Tape/Sharpies
  • Highlighting markers
  • Black ink pens
  • Construction paper, poster board, markers and notebooks (no spiral)
  • Gatorade (small bottles)
  • Volunteers and supplies for remodeling(call)


  • Hay (30-40 tons: alfalfa, prairie, and other)
  • Grain for all livestock
  • Protein feed/alfalfa pellets
  • Corrugated tin (gently used)
  • Cash for special feed for older horses


  • Gift cards
  • Single Bed Comforters
  • iTunes gift cards
  • Craft kits (jewelry, crocheting material)
  • Art and craft supplies (markers, pencils, crayons)
  • Sketch books
  • Poster board
  • Socks (all sizes) female and male (new)
  • White T-shirts
  • Personal Hygiene products
  • CD Players
  • AA batteries
  • MP-3 Players
  • Hair accessories
  • Books (teenage novels, comics, magazines)
  • DVD’s movies rated PG and under (inspirational, educational, discovery)
  • Outdoor games and equipment


  • Plates, bowls, cups (disposable)
  • Plastic forks, spoons and knives
  • Variety of Chips (small bags)
  • Noodles (Mac and Cheese, Ramen)
  • Pudding and fruit cups
  • Cookies, granola bars and teddy grahams
  • Gatorade, water, and juice


Maribeth Kieffer
Development Coordinator
4505 E. 47th St. South
Wichita, KS 67210
316.529.9100 ext. 8161
316.529.9351 fax

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