Sponsor a Child

To help children and youth in our programs, contact Tami Ruckman, Eliada’s Director of Development at truckman@eliada.org or (828) 254-5356 Ext. 306, and Tami will assist you in selecting items from these lists.

Sponsor Kids Living at Eliada

Youth 12-17, living at Eliada are in one of our 6 cottages. They sleep, eat, play, learn, heal, and grow at Eliada.

BedroomArt & Office Supplies Cleaning Supplies Bathroom & Beauty Supplies  Kitchen Supplies 
PillowsPencilsConstruction paperBleachAir freshenersCetaphil facial cleanserToilet paperEthnic shampoo Plastic wrap Blender
Twin comforterVelcro stripsDry erasersBoxes of gloves52 gallon bagsChap stickBath towelsEthnic leave in conditionerCinnamon Toast CrunchSandwich bags
Twin sheetsGlue sticksInvisible tapePaper towels20-30-gallon garbage linersDeodorantDixie cupsIndividual face masksHoney Nut CheeriosAluminum foil
 Hot glue sticksLaminating pouchesScotch Brite Sponges16-gallon garbage linersTamponsFresh Linen air sprayPerfume/ cologne (no aerosol cans)Dish detergentMuffin pan
 CanvasesMasking tapeTilexMulti-purpose cleanerMaxi padsAxe body washBody lotionDish soapCasserole dish (9×13)
 Yarn and knitting needlesPaper clipsVacuum cleanerMop disinfectantHand sanitizerDove body washBody oilsKetchupPlates
 White copy paperPost itsGoo goneMop headsHand towelsShampooMake-upMustard Cups
 Sticky puttyStaplesCLRSoap dispensersNail polish removerConditionerHygiene caddiesPaper towel dispenserBowls
 White envelopes AJAX Hair brushesLint Roller Mixing bowls 
Wardrobe  Self-soothe Supplies Miscellaneous Items
Oxi stain removerBras and underwear of all sizes and gendersFidget cubes (no fidget spinners)Soft squishy ballsMovie passes
Laundry detergent- no dyeWarm hatsSquishy animalsSlimeC batteries
Laundry detergent – blueGlovesLarge Water Gel BeadsSmall table top poolD batteries
Small laundry basketLarge laundry basketMesh-and-Marble fidget toySmall chess setsAA batteries
XL jacketsMedium jacketsKinetic sandSoduku puzzlesAAA batteries
Large jacketsSmall jacketsStretchy toysWord search puzzlesSurge protector
Fuzzy socksSocksLiquid motion bubblerAaron’s puttyTissues
  Flarp (a type of silly putty) Foam kneeling pad


Sponsor Children in Foster Care

Sometimes your first night in a new home is scary and unsettling. Going out for pizza or a burger together can help break the ice and start the getting to know you process on neutral ground.

Help families provide a fun activity for a child their first night in a new home by purchasing gift cards to restaurants.

For a child in Foster Care, they have bounced around, constantly being introduced to new parents and siblings. To help them track their lives, we make sure each child puts together a “life book” of photos and memories for them to take with them no matter what home they are in.

Help children create these books by purchasing scrapbooks and scrapbooking materials!

Children in Foster Care also get sent to a new home without much notice. They need suitcases to help pack up their personal belongings so they don’t get left behind.

Help children maintain their personal items that hold meaning to them by donating suitcases!

Sponsor Kids in the Child Development Center

Art Supplies Dolls and clothesDramatic playSportsBoard Games 
Washable tempera paintFinger PaintsDoll clothesTonka  or Little Tykes Trucks and carsBowling setCootie GamePre-School Memory Card Games
construction paper – all colorsWater Color paint setsHispanic Barbie’s and Dolls + Dollsrace track for 2yr oldsplayground ballsLg. 3′ Floor PuzzlesMonopoly
white paperColored pencil setsAsian Barbie and Doll s+ Clothes Dollsplastic plates, bowls, eating utensilsBike HelmetsDominoesOperation
poster boardcrayonsAfrican American Barbie’s + Clothes Dollsrealistic play food (healthy)Fuzzy BallBuilding blocks 
foam boardwashable marker set largeBlocks: wooden and plasticFarm SetJr. FootballLincoln logs 
feltwashable marker set thin Tool Play Set with CaseNerf FootballCards 
craft sticksRollers, Cutters Suits and DressesBasketballsUno 
craft featherscookie cutters Career dress up sets – Fire person, doctor, police person, etcSuper Hoops Indoor Basketball setsLife 
craft pom pom’sClay, Play Doh Multi cultural dress up setsNerf Indoor Basketball setSorry 

Sponsor Kids Transitioning to Adulthood

Youth aging out of services need help transitioning to adulthood. Some of these young adults have children. They need diapers, wet wipes, diaper rash cream and children’s no tears shampoo!

They are also often moving into their first apartments and need shampoo, body wash, deodorant, laundry detergent, 409 or other non-bleach all-purpose cleaners, toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap (sink and dishwasher versions).

They also are looking for work as they explore their career pathway. They need professional shoes, clothes, winter coats, note pads, flash drives, and more.