Wish List | CASA

Wish List

General Wish List & Items Needed for CASA Kids (see links below for purchasing in-store, online or gift cards* for CASA Kid gifts):

  • Bikes, Bikes w/Training Wheels, Tricycles, Street, Hybrid or Mountain Bikes; (For all ages and genders);
  • Bicycle Helmets (For all ages and genders);
  • Music (All ages; Age appropriate CDs, iTunes Gift Cards, etc..)
  • Movies (DVDs; Age Appropriate; Non-Violent, Non-Abusive; No Nudity or Implied Nudity; No Sexual or Implied Sexual Content; In other words– safe for kids to watch.);
  • School Supplies (For all ages and genders);
  • Personal Hygiene Products (For all ages and genders);
  • Electronics;
  • Household Supplies for Teens/Young Adults setting up their first apartments (or Gift Card);
  • Backpacks for youth going back to school for Teenagers and Children (Both Genders);
  • Arts & Craft Supplies (For all ages and genders);
  • Scrapbooking Supplies;
  • Disposable Cameras with Flash Option;
  • New Games and Toys (For all ages and genders);
  • Sports Equipment (For all ages and genders);
  • Scholarship Funds;
  • Youth Activity Funds for Field Trips and Outings;
  • Laptop Computers (Modern, Complete with all Required Accessories, and in excellent operating condition);
  • Cars (in excellent operating condition);

* Gift Cards/Certificates: For CASA office or CASA volunteers to give to youth for birthdays and holidays.

These Gift Card/Gift Certificate purchases are intended for youths to learn to budget, shop smart, learn how to handle money, and to purchase needed/wanted (or fun) things like: Clothing (It’s really hard to fit each kid individually with us trying to provide them clothing, so Gift Cards to their favorite stores are preferred; Personal Hygiene Products; School Supplies; Books, Household Items (for Teens that are setting up first apartments); Grocery Items (Food, etc…); Toys/Games; Music; Sports Equipment; Art Supplies; etc.. ;

Resources and links for purchasing gift cards/certificates, buying online or in-store are listed below. Some stores don’t offer the purchase of gift cards available online, but normally you can just go into the store and purchase a gift card or certificate.

Age Groupings for items for CASA Kids (Both Genders) :

  • Infants and Toddlers: Newborn 0-3 years
  • Pre-school: 3-5 years
  • Elementary School: 5-11 years
  • Middle School: 12-14 years (highest need)
  • High School: 15-18 years (highest need)
  • Young Adults: 18+ years (highest need)

Creative Arts (Arts & Crafts; Cooking & Baking) Program Wish List, Items Needed (see links below for purchasing in-store, online or gift cards for Arts & Crafts Supplies):

Arts & Crafts Supplies Needed

  • Acrylic Paints and Brushes (for art projects, i.e. decorating masks);
  • Watercolor Paints and Brushes;
  • Poster Paints & Brushes;
  • Puffy Paint for Paper & Fabric
  • Poster Paper (Rolls & Sheets, White);
  • Drawing/Sketching Paper;
  • Construction Paper (Costco Sells Large Packs);
  • Watercolor Paper;
  • Scrapbooking Paper;
  • Blank Cards & Envelopes;
  • Newspapers & Magazines;
  • Felt (All Colors);
  • Coloring Books (For Young Kids);
  • Hot Glue Guns with Matching Package of Glue Sticks (Multiples);
  • Elmer’s Glue (Multiples);
  • Mod Podge & Sponge Brushes
  • Scissors (Age appropriate type from young to teen..);
  • Rulers;
  • Staplers & Staples;
  • Tape (Transparent);
  • Glitter (Any Colors)
  • Markers (Water-based and Permanent; All Colors, Multiple Packs);
  • Glitter Glue Pens
  • Glitter Pens
  • Crayons (Multiple Packs);
  • Colored Pencils (Multiple Packs);
  • Regular Pencils (Multiple Packs);
  • Hair Dryers (For Drying Arts & Crafts Projects);
  • Yarn (any Colors);
  • Popsicle Sticks (flat);
  • Mosaic Making Supplies
  • Sewing Machines (in excellent working condition);
  • Material for Sewing (Thread, Needles, Pins, Scissors, Fabrics, Zippers, Buttons, Notions, Ribbons, ..);
  • Craft Kits (Children to Teens);
  • Small Desk-Top Foldable Easels
  • Smocks (Children to Teens);
  • Gift Cards to Arts/Crafts Stores (Riley’s, Michael’s, Jo-Anne’s, Beverly’s, Legendary Beads, etc..)
  • Any other arts and craft items you might want to donate or buy;

Cooking & Baking Supplies Needed

Herbs & Spices for Baking & Cooking Needed (see links below for purchasing in-store, online or gift cards for Cooking & Baking Supplies):
(Please, All Herbs & Spices Must Be Unopened/Sealed, Non-Expired Items. We’re looking for bulk-sized Items and bulk quantity if possible (such as from Costco), but will accept any size. Thank you.)

  • Iodized Salt;
  • Kosher Salt;
  • Sel de Mer (Maldon Sea Salt);
  • Fine Ground Pepper;
  • Large Coarse Ground Pepper;
  • Peppercorns (Whole, Black);
  • Garlic Powder;
  • Garlic Salt;
  • Onion Powder;
  • Dill Weed;
  • Cumin;
  • Chili/Cayenne Pepper;
  • Red Pepper Chili Flakes;
  • Oregano (Ground, Dry);
  • Paprika (Smoked & Sweet);
  • Dry Yellow Mustard;
  • Dry White Mustard;
  • Bay Leaves;
  • Sage (Ground, Dry);
  • Thyme (Ground, Dry);
  • Tarragon (Dry);
  • Rosemary (Dry);
  • Poppy Seeds;
  • Chinese Five Spice;
  • Yellow Curry Powder;
  • Red Curry Powder;
  • Turmeric;
  • Garam Masala (Dry);
  • Herbs de Provence (w/Lavender);
  • Cream of Tarter Powder;
  • Cinnamon;
  • Nutmeg (Whole and Ground)
  • Allspice;
  • Ginger (Ground, Dry);
  • Cloves (Whole and Ground);
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice;
  • Other Herbs or Spices we may have left off the list.. ) ;

Equipment & Miscellaneous Kitchen Items Needed (see links below for purchasing in-store, online or gift cards for Miscellaneous Kitchen Items & Equipment)::

  • Blender
  • Mixer (Table Top)
  • Mixer (Hand-Held)
  • Electric Hand-held Puréeing Tool (For Soups, Sauces, etc…)
  • Créme Brulée Home/Kitchen Torch
  • Food Processor with Attachments
  • Mini Food Processor with Attachments
  • Microwave (Medium to Large Sized; In excellent working condition);
  • Bread Maker (Automatic);
  • Bread Making Ovens;
  • Countertop Toaster Oven (Large Sized; In excellent working condition);
  • Medium Sized Refrigerator (In excellent working condition)
  • Medium Sized Freezer (or Larger Refrigerator with Freezer Section; In excellent working condition);
  • Toaster;
  • Medium to Large Rolling Cooler;

Ingredients for Baking & Cooking Needed (see links below for purchasing in-store, online or gift cards for Baking & Cooking Ingredients):
(Please, All Food Items Must Be Unopened/Sealed, Non-Expired Items. We’re looking for bulk-sized Items and bulk quantity if possible (such as from Costco), but will accept any size. Thank you.)

  • Crystallized (Sugared) Dried Ginger;
  • Dried Fruits (Apricots, Cranberries “Craisins”, etc..);
  • Raisons;
  • Currants;
  • Unbleached General Flour (organic preferred, but not required);
  • Bread Flour;
  • Cake Flour;
  • Baking Soda;
  • Baking Powder;
  • Cornstarch;
  • Yeast Packets;
  • Granulated White Sugar;
  • Superfine Granulated White Sugar;
  • Confectioner’s Sugar (Powdered Sugar);
  • Dark Brown Sugar;
  • Light Brown Sugar;
  • Powdered Cocoa (unsweetened);
  • Evaporated Milk;
  • Condensed Milk;
  • Pure Vanilla Extract (Not Imitation; Large bottles available at Costco);
  • Pure Almond Extract (not imitation);
  • Chocolate Chips & Misc. Adds: (Milk Chocolate Chips, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, Dark Chocolate Chips, White Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter Chips, Heath Bar Chips);
  • Baker’s Chocolate Boxes (Unsweetened, Semi-Sweet, Sweet);
  • Sprinkles for Decorating Cakes/Cookies;
  • Instant Espresso (Medaglia D’Oro is a good brand, sold at G&G);
  • Instant Coffee (Kava is a good brand, sold at G&G);
  • Nuts (slivered/sliced almonds, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, pine nuts, peanuts, ..);
  • Peanut Butter (Smooth; Large Costco-Sized);
  • Honey (Jarred);
  • Molasses;
  • Bags of Caramels;
  • Bags of Marshmallows (Mini & Regular Sized);
  • Marshmallow Cream in Jar;
  • Caramel in Jar;
  • Chocolate in Jar;
  • Corn Syrup (Jarred, Both Light & Dark; Qty. 4/ea)
  • Olive OIl (Extra-Virgin; Large Costco-Sized);
  • Balsamic Vinegar (Good Quality, Large Costco-Sized);
  • Toasted Sesame Oil;
  • Rice Wine Vinegar (Seasoned);
  • Red Vinegar;
  • White Vinegar;
  • Apple Cider Vinegar;
  • Soy Sauce;
  • Worcestershire Sauce;
  • Bouillion Cubes (Chicken, Beef, Vegetable..);
  • Panko Crumbs;
  • Oatmeal/Rolled Oats (Not Quick-Cooking)
  • PAM non-stick spray (or similar brand);
  • Canned/Jarred/Packets/Boxed of Foods: Sauces, Baking, Vegetables, Beans, Tomatoes, Fruits, Cake Mixes, Bar Mixes, Muffin Mixes, Frosting Mixes, etc… (All Unopened, Non-Expired)
  • Gift Cards to Grocery Stores for Stock-Up Items (Safeway, G&G, Whole Foods, Raley’s, etc..);

Miscellaneous Items for Arts & Crafts and Cooking Area Needed (see links below for purchasing in-store, online or gift cards for Arts & Crafts & Cooking Area)::

  • Snacks & Drinks (Soda, Juices, Bottled Water..) For Youth (Such as big packs from Costco);
  • DVD Movies (Non-Violent, Non-Sexual/Nudity, and Age Appropriate from Young to Teens/Young Adult)- Used or New;
  • Rugs in Good Condition;
  • Bookshelves (White) in Good Condition;
  • Small Couch in Good Condition;
  • Bean Bag Chairs in Good Condition (We need about eight);
  • Cubical/Cubby Shelves (White; For youths store their things in, and to store supplies);
  • Bike Rack for Repairing Bikes;

Kitchen Equipment & Supplies Needed (see links below for purchasing in-store, online or gift cards for Kitchen Equipment & Supplies):

Also please note, many of these items can be purchased in from Costco. Thank you!

  • Cookware: Pots (all sizes, with lids), Pans (all sizes, with lids), Saucepans (all sizes, with lids), Stock Pot, Cookie Sheets (Regular-Sized (Qty. 4) and Mini-Sized (Qty. 4), Muffin Pans (Regular & Mini Muffins), Cake Pans, Quiche Pans, Bread (Loaf) Pans (Regular-Sized and Mini-Sized; Qty. 4/ea), Pie Dishes (Oven Safe), Square Casserole Dishes (Square, Rectangle, Oven Safe), Large Cooking (Stock) Pot, Dutch Oven, Roasting Pan (Medium and Small Sized); Bundt Pan (Non-Stick), Angel Food Cake Pan (Non-Stick), Créme Brulée Dishes (Oven Safe, Short but Wide);
  • Cookie Cutters (Holiday-Oriented, Children-Oriented, any kind..);
  • Serving Trays;
  • Cookie Cooling Racks (Qty. 4);
  • Bowls for Mixing & Serving;
  • Measuring Cups (Plastic);
  • Glass Measuring Cup (Up to 4 Cups Size);
  • Measuring Spoons (Plastic or Stainless Steel);
  • Sifting Cup (Sifter);
  • Sieves/Strainers;
  • Mini Strainer (about 1 cup size);
  • Salad Spinner;
  • Cheese Graters;
  • Micro Plane Grater;
  • Lollipop Sticks (round);
  • Wooden Rolling Pins (Sur La Table for $10);
  • Can Opener (by Hand or Electric);
  • Clear Glass Storage Containers (with lids) or Tupperware type products;.
  • Cutting Board (Wooden) & Flexible Plastic Different Colored Cutting Boards;
  • Cooking Utensils (Non-stick Preferably): Wooden Spoons, Large Spoons, Ladles, Large Serving Utensils, Spatulas (all sizes) Spider Spoon/Strainer, Tongs, ..;
  • Flatware (Stainless Steel, Good Quality so Won’t Rust for 10-12/ppl);
  • Whisk;
  • Baster Brush (Pastry Brush);
  • Baster;
  • Garlic Press;
  • Potato Masher;
  • Steamer Basket;
  • Skewers (Non-Stick, 8-12 Qty.);
  • Wooden Lemon Juicer;
  • Juicer (Plastic)
  • Candy Thermometer;
  • Meat Thermometer (Manual or Electronic);
  • Pepper Grinder;
  • Cooking/Oven Mitts;
  • Trivets;
  • Cooking Aprons (Black; You can get them at the Uniform Store at G&G Shopping Center for about $7/ea.);
  • Kitchen Towels;
  • Parchment Paper;
  • Aluminum Paper;
  • Wax Paper;
  • Saran Wrap- (Costco sells large pack);
  • Paper Cupcake Baking Cups;
  • Gallon Storage Plastic Bags (with zip or secure closure);
  • Half-Gallon Storage Plastic Bags (with zip or secure closure);
  • Sandwich Sized Storage Plastic Bags (with zip or secure closure);
  • Small Paper Plates (Sturdy)- (Costco sells large packs);
  • Med-Sized or Dinner Paper Plates (Sturdy)- (Costco sells large packs);
  • Plastic Cups for Cool Liquids- (Costco sells large packs);
  • Paper Cups for Hot Liquids- (Costco sells large packs);
  • Plastic Flatware -(Costco sells large packs);
  • Sponges & Scrubbers for Cleaning Pots & Pans;
  • Paper Towels (Costco sells large packs);
  • Paper Napkins (Costco sells large packs);
  • Paper Tablecloths (Costco sells large packs);
  • Baby Wipes (for Cleaning Up; Costco sells large packs);
  • Disinfectant Anti-Bacterial Wipes (3-Packs from Costco);
  • Antibacterial Soap (Clear, large jugs from Walmart or Costco);
  • Dishwashing Soap (for Washing Dishes in Sink);

General Wish List for CASA Office & Trainings Items Needed
(Please see links below for purchasing in-store, online or gift cards for Office Supply Sources):

  • Outdoor Patio Table with Chairs
  • Industrial Cross-Cut Shredder;
  • Refrigerator (Medium Sized);
  • Microwave;
  • Medium or Large Rolling Cooler;
    Paper Supplies (plates, cups, utensils, napkins);
  • Snacks for our trainees;
  • Bottled water, soda, juices, coffee, tea, etc..;
  • Flip Charts (Paper);
  • Note Pads (small);
  • Spiral Note Pads;
  • Large White Binders;
  • Large Easels that Stand on Floor;
  • Large White Board with Dry Erase Markers & Eraser
  • Push Pins;
  • Scissors;
  • White Note Cards & Envelopes (Bulk Qty.)
  • Desk Calendars;
  • Wall Calendars (Large for Filling in Schedules/Events);
  • Bulletin Boards;
  • Brochure Racks;
  • Poster Boards (White)
  • Poster Paper Rolls (White)
  • Poster Paint
  • Markers (Water Based & Permanent; All Colors)
  • Presentation Folders with Pockets;
  • Stamps, Stamps and more Stamps (Rolls of 1st class “Forever” Stamps, and Rolls of Post Card Stamps) via USPS;
  • #10 Confidential Mailing Envelopes;
  • Large Manila Mailing Envelopes;
  • Standard File Folders with Tabs (and Labels);
  • File Folder Holders with Tabs (and Labels);
  • Modern Label Maker with Tapes (Costco);
  • Copy Paper (Costco);
  • Ink cartridges for printers: (HP 97, HP 98, HP 95, HP 94, HP 45, HP 78; Canon BCI-3eBk (Black), Canon BCI-3eM (Magenta), Canon BCI-3eC (Cyan), Canon BCI-3er (Yellow)
  • Paper Folding Device;
  • Electronic Pencil Sharpeners
  • New (Modern) Desktop Computers (Costco);
  • New (Modern) Inkjet and Laser Printers (High Volume) and Ink Cartridges (Costco):
  • Misc. Office Supplies/EQuipment & Refill Supplies (Tape, Staples, Pencils, Pens, Paper, File Folders, etc..);
  • Printing Services (If you are with or own a printing company, and would like to donate printing services, please contact Millie Gilson);
  • Signs/Banners Services (If you are with or own a sign/banner company and would like to donate, please contact Millie Gilson);
  • Tradeshow Booths/Tables/Cloths (If you are with or own a tradeshow equipment company and would like to donate, please contact Millie Gilson);
  • Marketing/Tchotchkes/Promotional Items: If you are with or own a company that can produce and donate Tchotchke or promotional items with our local logo, such as clothing (t-shirts, caps, tote bags, etc..), cards, magnets, pens, key chains, jewelry, mugs, calendars, signage, tradeshow giveaways, sellable items, etc…, please contact Millie Gilson);