Current Needs

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Immediate Needs

The Children’s Receiving Home’s needs tend to ebb and flow as the age and gender of children coming through our door is always unknown. However, the ages of those at CRH tend toward teenagers and young adults of both genders. Currently, we are in need of the following items:

*bold items are greatly needed

  • Pillows
  • Gift cards (Regal Cinemas, Cinemark, Target, Walmart, DD’s Discounts, Ross, Burlington, TJX, 
  • Gift cards for video games/app downloads: Google Play, Xbox and Amazon gift cards in $10-15 denominations
  • Cordless Phones
  • 6×6 Canvases
  • Twin-Size Comforters and Blankets
  • Twin-Size Sheets
  • Earbuds 
  • Traininghead
  • Yoga Mats 
  • Monthly Planners
  • 32” standard TV monitors
  • Radios
  • Movies
  • Video Game Consoles (Playstation 3 and 4; Xbox 360/Xbox 1; Wii)
  • DVD Players; new or used (in working condition)
  • Paint (washable and acrylic)
  • Towels (bath towels and wash cloths)
  • First Aid supplies – Band-Aids (all sizes) 4×4 and 2×2 gauze pads, Neosporin, medical tape, Ace bandages, ice and heating packs
  • Tampons and sanitary pads and liners
  • Long Construction Paper (colored)
  • Batteries – especially AA
  • Musical Instruments
  • Fidget/Sensory Items
  • White T-Shirts: Men’s large and extra-large
  • Men’s body wash and cologne (preferably brand name, such as Old Spice)
  • Women’s body wash and body spray
  • Hair products (especially styling products for African-American hair), also conditioner for all hair types, boar hair type brushes, hair wraps, Pink Oil hair conditioner, Cream of Nature shampoo. Please no aerosol cans
  • Hair cuts/styles for African-American hair
  • Aveeno/Eucerin types of body lotion
  • Ethnic Family Dolls for a Dollhouse

Ongoing Needs

The Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento serves between 1,200 and 1,800 youth and children annually.

In order to provide each child with the proper services we depend on donations from our community. In-kind donations such as new clothing and shoes are a way for us to defray costs while monetary donations help fill in funding gaps in other programs.

*Special Note: Due to new state licensing regulations, the Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento is no longer able to accept any used donated items.

Here is a list of items we need throughout the year:

  • New clothing (especially in XL, 2XL, and 3XL) shoes, and accessories (such as belts, hats, etc.)
  • New socks (all sizes, especially adult sizes)
  • New underwear (briefs, boxer-briefs, boxers, girls and women’s underwear of all sizes)
  • New bras (all sizes, especially larger sizes)
  • Men’s swim trunks and women’s and girls’ one piece bathing suits (all sizes)
  • Boys/Men’s plain white undershirts
  • Boys/Men’s plain white t-shirts
  • Boys basketball shorts
  • Toiletries – toothpaste, deodorant, body wash, etc.

Activities & Recreation Needs

As a way to keep our youth and children engaged in healthy and fun activities, we take them on as many off-site outings as we can.

To donate tickets to an event or local venue please call Alex Gonzalez at (916) 349-7530 Ext. 1207 or email

You can also mail tickets to:

Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento
Attn: Alex Gonzalez
3555 Auburn Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95821

Recreation Equipment

As many as 1,200 youth and children may stay at our facility within just one year. Due to the high turnover of clients, we are constantly replacing lost or damaged equipment. The following items are recreational supplies we can use throughout the year:

  • Arts & Crafts Materials:
    • acrylic paint
    • blank canvases
    • chalk, poster boards
    • construction paper
    • Crayons
    • pencils
    • modeling clay
    • markers
    • sketching pencils
    • plain picture frames (small, no glass) for kids to decorate
  • Sporting Equipment:
    • sports jerseys (mesh for team sports)
    • basketballs,softballs, soccer balls
    • portable soccer net
    • footballs
    • flags for flag football
    • volleyball/net sets
  • Bunch O Balloons: $14.99
  • Games for all types of gaming systems (including handheld games)