Little Eden is a children’s home that cares for 300 intellectually disabled children and adults from ages 4 through 65 years old. The majority of the residents at Little Eden have been abandoned and some come from families who are not able to support them financially.
Baby Toys, Balls and Ball Games for Throwing, Infant Push-Along and Pull Toys, Noise-Reactive Infant Activity Boards, Plastic Toy Telephones and Cash Registers, Small and Large Plastic Spades and Buckets, Small Metal Cars, Strong Newborn Soft Baby Dolls, and Toys Suitable for Under 3 Years Old (No Battery-Operated Toys, No Barbie Dolls, No Soft Fluffy Toys)
Cymbals, Guiros, Maracas, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Coloring Books (With Big Simple Pictures), Finger Painting Paints, Pencil Crayons (Not Wax Crayons), Pencil Sharpeners, Round-Nose Scissors
A4 Photocopy Paper
Cotton Full-Briefs Only For Adults Small, Medium, and Large, Cotton Full-Briefs Only For Boys and Girls 10 Through 12 Years Old, New Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing, Pajamas for Boys and Girls Ages 6 through 18, Pajamas for Men and Women Adult Small, Medium, and Large, Shoes (Sneakers Children From Size 9 and Adults Up To Women’s Size 8 and Men’s Size 9), Socks (Only Long Socks, All Sizes from 5 Years Through Adults), Toweling Diapers/Nappies (We Wash 2,500 Per Day), and Tracksuits
Bed Linens and Light Blankets
Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, Aqueous Cream, Bars of Soap, Men’s Spray Deodorant, Shampoos, Sunblock With a High SPF, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste
Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.