Shop for an Angel

SPREADING HOLIDAY CHEER FOR CHILDREN

During the holidays, FamilyForward organizes three unique wish-list projects to benefit vulnerable children in St. Louis. Please join us in creating joyous moments for all by making toy and gift donations for the client children we serve, clothing for teenagers in foster care, or by fulfilling specific requests from the kids who live in our Children’s Homes. Details on each project can be found below.

Whichever project fills your heart with the warmth of giving, know that there will be joy and gratitude from all the children whose holidays will be brighter because of you!

To learn more and get involved, please contact Karen Grant at 314.534.9350 or karen.grant@familyforwardmo.org.

SHOP FOR AN ANGEL

Shop for an Angel is a FamilyForward holiday wish list project aimed at filling the void felt by many of our client children during the holiday season. Friends come together to provide toys and gifts for over 800 kids, brightening their holidays. Donations of new toys, games, gifts, and books will help us provide something special for every child we serve.

Ways to Help:

  • Sponsor a toy drive and ask your family, friends, and co-workers to contribute
  • Ask for toy donations at your holiday party
  • Keep our client kids in mind as you shop for your loved ones
  • Ask your book club to collect teen books during the holiday season
  • Host a happy hour and ask guests to bring a toy
  • Volunteer in the holiday “shop” at FamilyForward’s South City location
  • No time to shop? Make a donation

Shop for an Angel Wish List

Babies and Toddlers

  • Baby blankets
  • Board books
  • Building blocks
  • Counting and alphabet toys
  • Floor puzzles
  • Imaginitive play toys
  • Learning and discovery toys
  • Motorskills activity toys
  • Musical toys
  • New stuffed animals
  • Problem-solving toys
  • Ride-on toys, trikes, wagons
  • Soothing nap time toys

Kids

  • Action toys and superhero figurines
  • Books
  • Dolls of all ethnicities and accessories
  • Games of all types — board, table, cards, yard, etc.
  • Imaginative play costumes
  • Kitchen play food sets and accessories
  • LEGOs
  • Nerf and playground balls
  • Pokémon card sets
  • Puzzles
  • Remote control cars
  • Science sets
  • Jewelry kits
  • Scooters, bikes, helmets
  • Trucks, cars, race sets

Tweens and Teens

  • Basketballs, footballs, soccer balls
  • Bedroom accessories — bean bag chairs, magnetic dart boards, lava lamps, etc.
  • Bikes and helmets
  • Blues and Cardinals apparel and hats
  • Books, adult coloring books, colored pencils
  • Craft sets and art supplies
  • Electronic speakers, headphones, earbuds, clock radios
  • Fleece throw blankets
  • Games of all types — board, table, cards, yard, etc.
  • Graphic hoodies and tees
  • Jewelry sets and watches
  • Makeup and nail polish sets
  • Shower gel, fragrance sets, cologne
  • Trendy purses, fanny packs, backpacks

Small Gifts

  • Baby rattles, pacifiers, teethers
  • Back scratchers
  • Carmex, chapstick, lip balm
  • Coloring and activity books
  • Flashlights
  • Insulated water bottles
  • Mini puzzles, games, activities
  • Mittens, gloves, hats, scarves for all ages
  • Nail polish, hand lotion, hand sanitizer
  • Playing cards
  • Selfie sticks, mini tripods
  • Socks for all ages

Delivery

Please deliver new, unwrapped items between November 26 and December 19, 2018 to:
FamilyForward’s South St. Louis City Site
3309 S Kingshighway Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63139-1101

SHOP FOR A TEEN ANGEL

Shop for a Teen Angel is a FamilyForward holiday wishlist project that pairs teens in our foster care program with donors who provide them with a new outfit. Clothing is a big deal for teenagers. However, teens in foster care receive limited funds for clothes barely covering basic needs, especially for growing teens who may change sizes several times in a year. With your generosity this holiday season, each teen in our foster care program will receive a new outfit.

Adopt a Teen

  • You will be matched with a teen and given their first name, age, sizes, and requests
  • Minimum requirement is to provide one outfit per teen
  • Accessories, beauty products, gloves, hats, scarves, jackets, pajamas, and undergarments make great gifts

Delivery

Please deliver new, unwrapped items by December 10, 2018 to:
FamilyForward’s South St. Louis City Site
3309 S Kingshighway Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63139-1101

SHOP FOR A CHILDREN’S HOME ANGEL

FamilyForward Children’s Homes (located in Brentwood and St. Charles) provide residential and respite care for non-ambulatory children ages 0-21 with developmental disabilities and significant medical needs. Shop for a Children’s Home Angel is a FamilyForward holiday project that provides personal care items and a variety of tools and toys to help the children in our residential care communicate, engage, and play. Because of their unique abilities, most children function at an earlier developmental stage than their age would imply. Gift wishes have been thoughtfully selected by each child’s therapist or teacher to help them reach their goals.

*Items marked with an asterisk can be purchased online at enablingdevices.com. All other items can be found in stores or purchased online at amazon.com.

Delivery

Please deliver new, unwrapped items by December 10, 2018 to:
FamilyForward’s South St. Louis City Site
3309 S Kingshighway Blvd
Saint louis, MO 63139-1101

Meet the Brentwood Kids

Andrew, age 6, is a social guy with an infectious smile. He loves to relax, loves for people to talk to him, and to be rocked and snuggled. He enjoys music and feeling soft things. Gift wishes include:

  • Animated superhero or Disney DVDs
  • Headphones (not earbuds)
  • LED cordless night light
  • Bean bag, firm body pillow, Tumbleform Slotted Wedge-small (can be purchased online)
  • Scented body care products for boys, squeeze tube Carmex, electric toothbrush
  • Pajamas and undershirts (boys’ size 7)
  • Pants, and short and long sleeve cotton shirts (boys’ size 7)
  • Knee or soccer socks (children’s size 10)
  • Spiderman comforter, blanket, and sheet set (twin)
  • Wheelchair cape
  • Diapers (size 5 or 6)
  • Passes to the movies (Marcus theater or AMC)

Ariyanna, age 9, is a spunky girl, who loves sparkles and getting pampered. She enjoys listening to music, reading stories, looking at shiny things, feeling soft textures, and her favorite colors are pink and purple. Gift wishes include:

  • Large Print Clifford the Big Red Dog books, a stuffed Clifford Dog
  • Kids Bop CDs, Shimmer and Shine DVDs
  • Headphones (not earbuds)
  • Firm body pillow, Tumbleforms 2 Universal Side Lyer (can be purchased online)
  • Body products for girls (free from cocoa based ingredients), Tom’s deodorant, electric tooth brush
  • Pajamas and undershirts (girls’ size 10/12)
  • Pants, and short and long sleeve cotton shirts (girls’ size 10/12)
  • Knee or soccer socks
  • Hello Kitty comforter and sheet set (twin)
  • Wheelchair cape
  • Diapers (size 6 or 7)
  • A special outing to Disney on Ice event (wheelchair accessible and companion seating)

Christian, age 11, is a sweet guy who loves to chuckle. He enjoys listening to music, especially Spanish/Latino genre, and to explore textures with his hands. Gift wishes include:

  • CoCo Disney DVD and CD, Spanish/Latino pop music CDs
  • Headphones (not earbuds)
  • Textured/pop-up books, sensory mini mats (made by Fun&Function)
  • Gel pad for tray/lap*
  • Versa Form pillow, size 32”x 40” (can be purchased online)
  • Scented body care products for boys, squeeze tube Carmex, electric toothbrush
  • Pajamas and undershirts (boys’ size 12/14)
  • Pants, and short and long sleeve cotton shirts (boys’ size 12/14)
  • Knee or soccer socks
  • Mizzou comforter and sheet set (twin)
  • Wheelchair cape
  • Diapers (size 6 or 7)
  • A special outing to a sporting event (wheelchair accessible and companion seating)

Colton, age 5, is an engaging boy with an infectious laugh. His favorites are Paw Patrol and the Avengers, and he loves to be with people, riding in his adapted car, and using his walker. Gift wishes include:

  • Tactile books, talking books
  • Bubble machine
  • Squishy caterpillar toy, Koosh ball
  • At the Beach Discovery Bag (made by Fun&Function)
  • Ball with bells or punch balls
  • Body care products for boys, squeeze tube Carmex, electric toothbrush
  • Pajamas and undershirts (boys’ size 7)
  • Pants, and short and long sleeve cotton shirts (boys’ size 7)
  • Knee or soccer socks
  • Paw Patrol or Captain America comforter and sheet set (twin)
  • Wheelchair cape
  • Diapers (size 5 or 6)
  • Passes to the Magic House or Museum of Transportation

Dyamond, age 4, is a sweet little princess who enjoys having her hair done and nails painted. She enjoys listening to music, loves the color purple, and anything with sparkles. Gift wishes include:

  • Tinker Bell DVDs
  • Kids Pop and nature sounds CDs
  • Headphones (not earbuds)
  • Small (~24″) flat screen television
  • LED cordless light ball
  • Squishy caterpillar, Koosh balls
  • Tactile, large print books by Rosie Greening
  • Peapod Seating System, medium/large size (can be purchased online), firm body pillow
  • Scented body products for girls, squeeze tube Carmex, electric tooth brush
  • Pajamas and undershirts (girls’ size 4T)
  • Pants, and short and long sleeve cotton shirts (girls’ size 4T)
  • Knee or soccer socks
  • Purple/flowers comforter and sheet set (twin)
  • Wheelchair cape
  • Diapers (size 3 or 4)
  • A special outing to Disney on Ice event (wheelchair accessible and companion seating)

Elizjah, age 5, is a sweet and smiley little man who loves to be around his friends and caregivers. He enjoys things that are soft, which light up, have motion and vibration, and make music. He’s also a Cardinal’s fan. Gift wishes include:

  • Tinker Bell DVDs
  • Kids Pop and nature sounds CDs
  • Headphones (not earbuds)
  • LED cordless light ball
  • Squishy caterpillar, Koosh balls
  • Tactile, large print books by Rosie Greening
  • Peapod Seating System, medium/large size (can be purchased online), firm body pillow
  • Scented body products for girls, squeeze tube Carmex, electric tooth brush
  • Pajamas and undershirts (girls’ size 4T)
  • Pants, and short and long sleeve cotton shirts (girls’ size 4T)
  • Knee or soccer socks
  • Purple/flowers comforter and sheet set (twin)
  • Wheelchair cape
  • Diapers (size 3 or 4)
  • A special outing to Disney on Ice event (wheelchair accessible and companion seating)

Janiyah, age 7, is quiet and loves to be pampered and dress up. She loves music, reading in quiet spaces, and butterflies. She enjoys soft colors and fabrics. Gift wishes include:

  • Disney sing-a-long DVDs, Disney music CDs
  • Headphones (not earbuds)
  • Vibrating sensory snail (made by Fun&Function)
  • Koosh ball
  • Night light with sound feature
  • Tumbleform Slotted Wedge, medium size (can be purchased online)
  • Body products for girls, squeeze tube Carmex, electric tooth brush
  • Pajamas and undershirts (girls’ size 12/14)
  • Pants, and short and long sleeve cotton shirts (girls’ size 12/14)
  • Butterfly comforter and sheet set (twin)
  • Wheelchair cape
  • Diapers (size 5 or 6)
  • A special outing to a music or theatrical event (wheelchair accessible and companion seating)

Julian, age 15, is a fun, outgoing young man. He loves to play with toys and go on outings with his friends/family. He enjoys playing on the floor or walking in his walker. Gift wishes include:

  • Bongo drum
  • Hand puppets (soft plastic or cloth, no hair)
  • Therapy Tangle (made by Fun&Function)
  • Body products for boys, squeeze tube Carmex, electric tooth brush
  • Pajamas and undershirts (boys’ size 14/16)
  • Pants (boys’ size 14/16) and short and long sleeve cotton shirts (boys’ size extra-large or men’s small)
  • Knee/soccer socks
  • Diapers (size 7)
  • A special outing – bowling passes or sporting event (wheelchair accessible and companion seating)

Laylea, age 7, is a quiet young lady. She enjoys music, engaging with her family, and is learning new ways to communicate. Gift wishes include:

  • Disney CDs and DVDs
  • Headphones (not earbuds)
  • Tactile, large print books by Rosie Greening
  • Vibrating animal or pillow*, firm body pillow
  • Small (~24″) flat screen television
  • Body products for girls, squeeze tube Carmex, electric tooth brush
  • Pajamas and undershirts (girls’ size 10/12)
  • Pants, and short and long sleeve cotton shirts (girls’ size 10/12)
  • Fabric headbands, hair bows and kids jewelry (please no pierced earrings)
  • Unicorn comforter and sheet set (twin)
  • Wheelchair cape
  • Diapers (size 6 or 7)
  • Passes to the movies (Marcus theater or AMC)

Legend, age 7, is a sweet, cuddly boy who loves to be outside. He loves to kick his legs, someone to read to him, and to be snuggled. Gift wishes include:

  • Headphones (not earbuds)
  • Tactile, large print books by Rosie Greening
  • Gel tray/lap pad*
  • Vibrating neck pillow or animal toy*
  • Versa Form Pillow, 22”x34”
  • Body care products for boys, squeeze tube Carmex, electric toothbrush
  • Pajamas and undershirts (boys’ size 10/12)
  • Pants, and short and long sleeve cotton shirts (boys’ size 10/12)
  • Knee/soccer socks
  • Superman or Avengers comforter sheet set (twin) and pillow
  • Wheelchair cape
  • Diapers (size 6 or 7)
  • Passes to the Museum of Transportation

Madeline, age 11, is a girly-girl with an easy smile. Her favorite color is pink, and she loves getting her nails painted, having her hair done, and listening to books and music. Gift wishes include:

  • Disney music CDs for children, audiobooks on CD, and Elmo DVDs
  • Headphones (not earbuds)
  • Vibrating animal or pillow*, firm body pillow
  • Warm/soft blanket
  • Heating pad
  • Scented body products for girls, squeeze tube Carmex, electric tooth brush
  • Pajamas and undershirts (girls’ size 12/14)
  • Pants, and short and long sleeve cotton shirts (girls’ size 12/14)
  • Ladybug comforter and sheet set (twin)
  • Wheelchair cape
  • Diapers (size 6 or 7)
  • A special outing to a music or theatrical event (wheelchair accessible and companion seating)

Toney, age 5, is a sweet boy with a winning smile. He loves being around people, snuggling, and being outside. Toney is learning and growing so fast! Gift wishes include:

  • Marvel Super hero bedding set
  • Poster of Marvel super heroes
  • Vibrating pillow
  • Body or side-lying pillow
  • Large print and tactile board books
  • Table-top night light with nature sounds
  • Children’s CD’s
  • Headphones (not earbuds)
  • CD player with AM/FM radio
  • Children’s movies
  • Body products
  • Squeeze tubes of Carmex
  • Electric toothbrush
  • Boy’s clothing, children’s size 6/7

Meet the St. Charles Kids

Colleen, age 12, is a sweet and fun-loving girl. She enjoys listening to music, hanging out with peers, and having someone read to her. Gift wishes include:

  • Kids Bop or Teen Pop CDs,
  • Shimmer and Shine, Disney sing-a-long, or Vamprina DVDs
  • CD player with radio
  • Headphones (not earbuds)
  • Firm body pillow
  • Body products for girls, squeeze tube Carmex, electric tooth brush
  • Pajamas and undershirts (girls’ size 14)
  • Pants, and short and long sleeve dri-fit shirts (girls’ size 14 or medium)
  • Knee or soccer socks, sport bras (small)
  • Frozen comforter and sheet set (twin)
  • Wheelchair cape
  • Diapers (size 4 or 5)
  • A special outing to Disney on Ice or musical event (wheelchair accessible and companion seating)

Elizabeth, age 17, is a happy and engaging young lady. She loves to be outside, to be with her peers, and to use her hands to play with toys. Her favorite colors are purple and turquoise. Gift wishes include:

  • Disney DVDs (2017 or 2018), Disney CDs
  • Wooden musical instruments – small bongo drum, tambourine, wrist bells, maracas, etc.
  • Body products for girls, squeeze tube Carmex, electric tooth brush
  • Pajamas and undershirts (Juniors’ size medium)
  • Pants (Juniors’ size 5) and short and long sleeve dry-fit shirts (Juniors’ size medium)
  • Knee or soccer socks, sport bras (small)
  • Compression socks (small)
  • Purple and turquoise comforter and sheet set (twin)
  • Wheelchair cape
  • A special outing to Bowlero in St. Peters (gift card)

Faith, age 17, is a smart and fun-loving young lady. She loves to go shopping and out to eat with her peers. She also enjoys playing games and all things Mickey Mouse. Gift wishes include:

  • Chromebook
  • Joystick single player games
  • Wii games rated E
  • Mickey Mouse Puzzles (48 pieces or less)
  • Firm body pillow
  • Stand kitchen mixer
  • Body products for teens, squeeze tube Carmex, electric tooth brush
  • Pajamas and undershirts (Misses size extra-large)
  • Pants (Misses size 18) and short and long sleeve dry-fit shirts (Misses size extra-large)
  • Knee or soccer socks, sport bras (extra-large)
  • Mickey Mouse comforter, blanket, and sheet set (twin)
  • Wheelchair cape
  • A special outing to Olive Garden and Arcade (gift card)

Joshua, age 12, is a growing boy with a great sense of humor. He enjoys being outside and listening to classical music. Gift wishes include:

  • Vibrating toy elephant
  • Classical and nature sounds CDs
  • Small speaker with headphone jack
  • LED light ball cordless night light
  • Scented body products (Axe brand), squeeze tube Carmex, electric tooth brush
  • Pajamas and undershirts (boys’ size 14/large)
  • Pants, and short and long sleeve cotton shirts (boys’ size 14/large)
  • Knee or soccer socks
  • Warm fuzzy blanket
  • St. Louis Cardinals comforter and sheet set (twin)
  • Wheelchair cape
  • Diapers (size 6 or 7)
  • A special outing to the St. Louis Symphony (wheelchair accessible and companion seating

Mackenzie, age 8, is a sweet little girl with an easy smile. She loves loud noises, music, and to be cuddled. Gift wishes include:

  • Eleana of Avalon DVDs, Disney sing-a-long DVDs or CDs, audiobooks on CD
  • Headphones (not earbuds)
  • Wooden musical instruments – small bongo drum, tambourine, wrist bells, maracas, etc.
  • Scented body products for girls, squeeze tube Carmex, electric tooth brush
  • Pants, and short and long sleeve cotton shirts (girls’ size 10/12)
  • Pajamas, socks, and undershirts (girls’ size 10/12)
  • Mermaid comforter and sheet set (twin), Mermaid fuzzy blanket
  • Wheelchair cape
  • A special outing to Disney on Ice event (wheelchair accessible and companion seating)

Martel, age 19, is a jokester with a great smile. He likes playing video games, hanging out with his family, and watching Tom and Jerry cartoons. Gift wishes include:

  • Avenger, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Marvel, Tom and Jerry, SpongeBob DVDs
  • Blu-ray DVD player
  • PS4 games rated E
  • dreamGEAR portable gaming system
  • Colored pencils, sketch pad
  • Firm body pillow
  • Pants, and short and long sleeve cotton shirts (men’s small)
  • Pajamas and undershirts (men’s small)
  • Slippers (men’s 9/10) and tube socks
  • Scented body products (Axe brand), squeeze tube Carmex, electric toothbrush
  • A special outing to restaurant and sporting event (wheelchair accessible and companion seating)

Raytio, age 6, is a quiet, gentle little boy. He is new to our home, but he enjoys music and spending time with his family. His favorite colors are red and blue. Gift wishes include:

  • Paw Patrol, PJ Mask DVDs
  • CD player with radio
  • Headphones (not earbuds)
  • Musical infant toys
  • LED light ball – cordless night light
  • Firm body pillow
  • Body products for boys, squeeze tube Carmex, electric tooth brush
  • Pants and shirts (boys’ size 10/12)
  • Pajamas and undershirts (boys’ size 10/12)
  • Knee/soccer socks
  • Dinosaur comforter and sheet set (twin), Dinosaur room decorations
  • Wheelchair cape
  • Diapers (size 5 or 6)
  • A special outing to the zoo or zoo membership

Zaria, age 18, is a spunky, outspoken young lady. She loves to go on outings, listen to the radio, and is learning to be more independent. Gift wishes include:

  • Music CDs (Bruno Mars, Rihanna, teen pop)
  • Radio with CD player, MP3 player
  • Headphones (not earbuds)
  • Firm body pillow
  • Rock Star room decor
  • Pajamas and undershirts (junior’s size 9/large)
  • Crewneck cotton long and short sleeve shirts (Juniors’ size 9/large)
  • Pants (Juniors’ size 9/large)
  • Warm jacket in gray or purple (Juniors’ size large), sports bra (extra-large)
  • Tall socks and socks with toes
  • Rock Star theme comforter and sheet set (twin), blanket, and guitar-shaped pillow
  • Wheelchair cape
  • Gift cards to a theater or musical event (wheelchair accessible and companion seating)
  • Gift cards to Target