By providing items on our needs list, you are ultimately helping the over 950 children we serve each year at the Gingerbread House Child Advocacy Center. Thank you!
Persons interested in helping the Gingerbread House can also make financial donations.

The Gingerbread House is a community-based 501 (c)(3) organization.
Donations to the Gingerbread House are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Year-Round Needs


The Gingerbread House provides a stuffed animal, toy, or book to each child following the initial forensic interview. The Gingerbread House also provides water, individually packaged fruit juices, and pre-packaged snacks for victims/witnesses and their families. These items help to lift the spirits of those who have experienced the trauma of abuse or being a witness to a violent crime.


  • Juice Boxes and Bottled Water
  • Individually-Wrapped Snacks

    • Chips/Crackers
    • Gummy Snacks/Fruit Snacks
    • Cookies/Snack Cakes
    • Granola Bars


  • Barbie/baby dolls
  • Action Figures
  • Coloring Books and Crayons
  • Toy Cars (remote control and matchbox)
  • Fidget Toys

Family Advocacy

The Family Advocacy Program has two big opportunities for volunteer involvement. Our Back to School Program takes place during the summer months before school starts back and in November, we begin our Sponsor a Family for Christmas Program.

  • School Supplies (Pens, Pencils, Notebook Paper, Notebooks, Binders, Dividers, Markers, Crayons, Glue)
  • Backpacks and Lunchboxes
  • Wrapping Paper, Gift Boxes, Gift Bags, Tissue Paper, Tags, and Other Supplies for Wrapping (i.e. scissors, tape, bows)
  • Reuasble Shopping Bags (i.e. TJ Maxx bags)
  • Toiletries (both travel size and full size)
  • Diapers (of all sizes) and Wipes

Counseling Rooms

  • Journals for Teens
  • Sketch Books
  • Fidget Toys
  • Small Items for Counseling Graduations

Child Life Room

  • Fidget Toys
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Play Doh

Office Needs


  • Copy Paper
  • File Folders
  • File Labels
  • Blue Roller Ink Pens
  • Postage Stamps
  • Post-it Notes
  • Kleenex Tissues
  • Clip Boards
  • Glade Plug-Ins

Cleaning Supplies:

  • Lysol Spray
  • Clorox/Lysol Disenfecting Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hand Soap
  • Dish Soap

Forensic Interview Rooms

Due to our case load, we use approximately 148 DVD-R's per month (2 DVD-R's per child). 

  • Standard Grade DVD-R's (new, unwrapped)
  • DVD Sleeves
  • Washable Markers (medium-thick point)
  • Blue Pens
  • Play Dough
  • Crayons