Holiday Wish List of Children, Teens and Adults

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Phoenix House Wish List for Holiday GiftsThe holidays are just around the corner, bringing excitement and cheer, and reminding us of how fortunate we are to have the love and support of family and friends. In California, Phoenix House is looking for assistance this holiday season with gifts for the men, women and children we serve. Our clients are local residents who come from all walks of life, including teens attending substance-free academies, at-risk youth and their families, adolescents in foster homes, homeless women, veterans recovering from PTSD, and single parents with children, among others.

We’re looking for the items listed below. Any donation from our list would be deeply appreciated. All donations would be wholly tax-deductible and would serve the needs of our clients who are the closest to you, in Los Angeles County (Phoenix Houses of Los Angeles, Inc.- IRS Tax ID: 94-3015376), Orange County (Phoenix House Orange County, Inc. – IRS Tax ID: 22-2268070) and San Diego County (Phoenix House San Diego, Inc. – IRS Tax ID: 95-4092861).


  • Holiday dinner foodstuffs such as turkey, ham, desserts, canned vegetables, etc.
  • Cookies & Cocoa for our outpatient Cookie & Cocoa night
  • Gift Cards to the amount of $5, $10 or $20 for food chains such as McDonalds and Subway



  • Career clothing for men and women such as nice pants/slacks, dress shirts & blouses, dress socks, undergarments (new/gently used)
  • Shoes for men and women (new/gently used)
  • Shoes & warm winter clothing for children ages 0-16yrs old
  • Umbrellas for adults and children
  • Coats, Hats, Gloves, and Scarves for adults and children ages 0-16yrs old
  • Pajamas or Robes adults and children ages 0-16yrs old
  • Warm socks


  • Gift Cards to the amount of $5, $10 or $20, especially for retail superstores such as Target, Walmart, Kmart, Best Buy and JC Pennys
  • Self Help Books
  • Notebooks, Journals & Pens
  • Toys, balls and games for children and adolescents
  • Rated “G” & “PG” Videos
  • Learning Toys, Books and School Supplies for children ages 0-16yrs old
  • Bed linens, Comforters, Blankets and Flannel throws
  • Fluffy towels



  • Hygiene Products – Shampoo, Conditioner, Perfume, Cologne, Scented Lotions
  • Shower caddies
  • Jewelry, Watches, Sunglasses and Hair items
  • Scrapbooking materials
  • Crochet materials such as yarn, crochet hooks, and knitting needles (cable needles only)
  • Plants and other home decorations
  • Holiday cards
  • Coupon books
  • Cash or in-kind donations

Items for the Programs:


  • Christmas trees & decorations
  • Flatscreen TVs & DVD players
  • Video game systems (Wii, Xbox, PS3) and video games for these systems
  • Video game system accessories (i.e. Crossfit, Rock Band, etc.)
  • Foosball table
  • Gym equipment
  • Large projector screen, projector
  • Outdoor BBQ
  • Chairs & Indoor furniture; nice outdoor lawn furniture

Your gifts will brighten the holidays for thousands of our clients and their families!

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