Donate Goods or Services

To achieve our mission, the Sacramento Children’s Home relies on support from generous and talented community members. Your donation of goods or services will directly benefit children and families in need.

Immediate Needs

We have an immediate need for the following items:
Note: All items must be NEW, except for gently used clothing for children age 0-5 in our Crisis Nurseries (or where noted).

  • Car Seat (one preschool transition 3-in-1, brand new in box)
  • Diapers (unopened boxes/packages only | all sizes, but greatest need is for sizes 4 and 6)
  • Enfamil formula (Gentlease and Infant)
  • Winter jackets (sizes for boys ages 5-14, and men’s sizes | no red or blue)
  • Tennis shoes (sizes for boys ages 5 and up, and men’s sizes)
  • Lunch boxes (metal, plain or with current characters)
  • Hygiene products (men’s 3-1, body wash, shampoo, stick deodorant, foot powder)
  • High chairs, potty chairs, and strollers
  • Grocery bags (reusable)
  • Gift cards for Burlington, CVS, Michaels, Rite Aid, and Walgreens
  • Curtains (two windows 45″ wide x 52″ long, one window 38″ x 38″)
  • Commercial dryer (electric)
  • Art supplies (glitter, paints, and paint brushes)
  • Bottled water
  • Duffle bags (black or green)
  • Children’s toothbrushes (ages 2-5)
  • Baby proofing supplies (complete kits, outlet covers, cupboard locks)
  • Lice kits and lead kits
  • Van/SUV/Car (used in excellent condition)
  • Educational toys for preschoolers and toddlers to develop fine and gross motor activities, such as puzzles and large building blocks
  • Scented diaper waste bags and diaper changing pads (washable)
  • Baby wipes
  • Over the counter medicines (Children’s Tylenol, Children’s Advil or Motrin, acetaminophen 325mg, ibuprofen 200mg, Robitussin DM cough syrup, cough drops)
  • Medical supplies (hydrogen peroxide, body temperature thermometers, hot/cold ice packs, Pedialyte, Pedialyte popsicles, Pedialyte drinks, Gatorade)
  • Medical gloves, latex-free (small, medium, and large)
  • Hypoallergenic body wash/soap (such as Dove or Aveno)
  • Tissues
  • Cream of Nature Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Mattress protectors (twin size, vinyl/waterproof)
  • Bike helmets (boys ages 6-10)
  • Men’s sweats [no solid red or blue] (sizes small-XL), no-show ankle socks, crew socks, shoes (sizes 6-12)
  • Clothing (boys and girls; newborn, toddler 2T-5T, and children’s sizes 10-16)
  • Underwear (boys and girls sizes 3T-5T, boys 8-16)
  • New books ages K-12
  • Flash drives (minimum 6GB)
  • Towels, washcloths
  • Sun screen (children’s sensitive skin), bug spray (children’s), reusable hot and cold packs
  • Golf cart for our Maintenance Department
  • A 5×10-foot tilt trailer with a load capacity of 1,500 pounds
Ongoing Needs
Children in our programs are always in need of the basic necessities we so often take for granted. Your donation of clothes, hygiene products, food, diapers, medical supplies, art supplies, and other much-needed items from our SCH Wish List go directly to help a child in need throughout the year. Please note, we can only accept new items, except for gently used clothing for children age 0-5 in our Crisis Nurseries. If you are interested in organizing a donation drive for new items, please call 916-290-8203.


Your donation of a service can make a huge impact on the children and families in our community that need it the most. From auto repairs to contracting services, graphic design to printing, your support through an in-kind donation of services allows us to help children and families in the Sacramento area and help break the generational cycle of abuse and neglect.


We look to our community to donate labor for specific projects at any of our various locations. This could include helping with the remodel of a residential cottage, planting trees around our main campus or hosting a “carnival” for our residents during their summer vacation.