Holiday Wish Lists


With your generosity and support, FamilyForward organizes a gift project each holiday season to create cheer and joyful moments for the children, teens, and families we support. This year, we are once again collecting gift cards for our families and clients. Parents and guardians know their children better than anyone else. Gift cards allow them to select a favorite toy or gift for their child and enable a teen in foster care the opportunity to buy the clothes they like best, providing autonomy, peace, and empowerment.

This year, we are requesting gift cards to Amazon and Walmart in $25, $50, and $100 increments, as well as gift cards to clothing retailers available on our Amazon Wish List.


There are two convenient ways to give this year. You may purchase Amazon or Walmart gift cards using the links provided. The cards will be mailed directly to us to distribute to client families and teens.

You can also purchase and deliver the gift cards to our Developmental Trauma Campus at 11358 Van Cleve Ave, St. Louis, MO 63114 (Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm.)

If you would like FamilyForward to acknowledge your donation with a tax receipt letter, please leave your name, email, and mailing address in the Gift Message box.

If you prefer other ways to support our community, you can make a donation, or scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of items that are needed throughout the year.

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Deeken.


Baby Items: diapers, wipes, bottles, pacifiers, sippy cups, bibs, pack n play, bassinet, baby gates, warm clothes

Personal Care Items: shampoo/conditioner for multicultural hair, body wash, lotion, tooth brushes and toothpaste, razors, feminine hygiene products, etc.

Household Items: laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, toilet paper

“Thank you for the gift card! It was truly a blessing, especially during this time of the year. I was shocked and surprised. I can do wonders with it! I’m smiling today, knowing that I can give my kids the best toys and presents this year.” FamilyForward mom