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Wish Lists



During this time of year, there are two wish lists - the general Winter Wish List of items needed for "everyday" at the Crisis Nursery and Brenda's House (on this page of the website) and the Holiday Wish List of items that would make the holidays brighter for children staying at the Crisis Nursery and Brenda's House (click here to see this list.)



Crisis Nursery 

Brenda's House

  • Boom box with CD player
  • Winter coats, snow pants, snow suits, winter boots, sweaters/hoodies, mittens, hats (all sizes)
  • Griddle (extra large)
  • Can Opener
  • Band-Aids
  • Socks (girls and boys, all ages)
  • Underwear (girls and boys, sizes 3-5, 4 to 11 years)
  • Diapers (sizes 4/5/6 - but especially size 5)
  • T-shirts (girls and boys, all sizes)
  • Pyjamas (girls and boys, all sizes)
  • Jogging pants (girls and boys, all sizes)
  • Sweatshirts (girls and boys, all sizes)
  • Pants (boys, 2 to 10 yrs)
  • Formula (Enfamil)
  • Disney anti-spill toddler cups, sippy cups
  • Bottles (small and large)
  • Newborn mittens and hats
  • Play dough, play dough sets, tools
  • Canned tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes
  • Crackers (Gold Fish Crackers, saltines)
  • Pasta noodles (elbow, spiral, bow, etc.)
  • Coffee cups
  • Large bio bags (paper)
  • Brooms and dustpans
  • Bus tickets (adult)
  • Bedding (queen, new)
  • Pillows (new)
  • Towel sets 


Used Stuffed Animals

Due to health and safety regulations, the Children's Cottage is unable to accept donations of used stuffed animals, plush toys, children's furniture, apparatus or equipment (cribs, mattresses, high chairs, car seats, swings, bouncers, etc).

Textile donations

We are always in need of clothes for newborns and children up to 18 years old.  Children at the Crisis Nursery often leave with clothes they are given, so the Children's Cottage is always replenishing our closet. We accept new or gently used items that are in good repair and have been cleaned prior to delivery. 

Tax Receipts

The Children’s Cottage Society issues tax receipts for monetary donations over $20. Children’s Cottage is unable to issue tax receipts for item donations. If you have any questions regarding tax receipts please contact or call 403-283-4200 ext. 221.