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

Toys/Refreshment Drive

The Gingerbread House provides a stuffed animal, toy, or book to each child following the initial forensic interview. The Gingerbread House also provides soft drinks, water, individually packaged fruit juices, and "Little Debbie"-type snacks for victims and their families. These items help to lift the spirits of young children who have experienced the trauma of sexual or severe physical abuse.

  • soft drinks, juice boxes, and bottled water
  • individually-wrapped snacks
  • paper towels
  • Paper plates, spoons, forks, knives

Forensic Interview Rooms

Due to our case load, we use approximately 148 DVD-R's per month (2 DVD-R's per child). Sketch pads and washable markers are used during interviews for the family drawings.

  • Standard grade DVD-R's (new, unwrapped)
  • 18 x 12" art sketch pads & color
  • washable markers (medium-thick point)
  • black Sharpies
  • Play Dough

Play Therapy Rooms

  • construction paper
  • kids blunt point scissors
  • stickers & other rewards for ages 2-14
  • art supplies & craft kits

Family Advocacy

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

  • school supplies (pens, pencils, notebook paper, notebooks, binders, dividers, markers, crayons, glue)
  • new or gently used school uniforms
  • wrapping paper or other gift wrapping supplies needed for Christmas Program


  • copy paper
  • file folders
  • file labels
  • 9×12" gum & clasp sealed manila envelopes
  • fine point black Sharpies
  • blue roller ink pens
  • rubber bands, paper clips, standard staples
  • postage stamps
  • Post-it notes
  • Kleenex tissues

Office add Cleaning Supplies

  • Lysol Spray
  • Clorox/lysol Disinfecting Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hand Soap
  • Dish Soap