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To donate a wish list item, or funds towards a wish list item, please contact:

Matt Pearce
Development Director

The Salvation Army in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is active in a diverse array of programs and services to help our community, especially those facing varied types of hardship.

Every day, generous donors step forward to help us in our mission.  They donate money, gifts, and time.  We are truly and richly blessed by the response we receive from those who seek to help us 'do the most good' in our community every day.

While there is incredible generosity offered to The Salvation Army every day, there are always additional needs that will help us better serve the individuals and groups that seek our support and help.  In this section of the web site, we present an always-changing Wish List of items that we hope generous contributors will feel inspired to donate or contribute towards. If you're not able to donate, we appreciate your prayers for the fulfillment of our needs.

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
(Matt. 7:7-8, NIV)

To make any material or financial contributions to help us with Our Wish List, please contact Matt Pearce, at 513-762-5669.  We greatly appreciate your support!


For all humanity:Our Wish List

  • Faith in God and acceptance of the gift of salvation offered thru Jesus Christ
  • An end to hunger, suffering, homelessness, joblessness and poverty
  • World peace

For the Homeless programs:

  • USB flash drives (to aid clients seeking employment opportunities)
  • Bath kits for each family as they enter the shelter, which includes:
    • Medium-size tooth paste (multiples)
    • Toothbrushes and Dental floss
    • Bottles of shampoo and conditioner
    • Hair grease
    • Combs and brushes
    • Deodorant (for women)
    • Nail files and nail clippers
    • Razors
    • Lip balm and body lotions
    • Shower caps
    • Facial tissues (purse size)
    • Band-aids
    • Q-tips

For the Emergency Assistance program:

  • Paper and plastic bags to use for distributing food items from the pantry
  • A computer monitor with DVD player to provide educational/training programs to clients in the waiting area
  • Cash donations to provide training CDs for the counseling staff
  • Kroger Gift Cards for clients in need of food

For the Youth Development programs:

  • Wii games & remotes
  • Computer games
  • Gym equipment and games
  • Folding chairs
  • Craft supplies
  • Math board games
  • Foam mats
    Musical instruments
    Children's audio books
    Listening stations (2)
    Pool sticks
    Hockey and soccer goals
    XBox Kinect games
    Storage cupboards
    Bean Bag chairs (20)
    Board Games
    Children's music CDs
    Desks & Chairs
    CD-ROM-based Learning Games

For the Learning Center (@ the West Side Corps):

  • Rocking Chairs (8-10)
  • High Chairs (10-12)
  • Baby Gates
  • Car Seats (1-3 years)
  • Baby Swings
  • Tricycles
  • Scooters
  • Jump Ropes
  • Animal Bedding for classroom animals (guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils)
  • Rubber playground surfacing
  • Awning for the playground
  • Walkie-Talkies for teachers during playground


  • Window Air Conditioning Units (New; Up to 4 large units)
  • Park benches
  • Supplies including mop heads and straw brooms
  • "Rainy Day" activity supplies including coloring books, crayons, board games and playing cards (games and cards can be used if in very good condition)

For the Adult Rehabilitation Center/Thrift Stores:

  • Clothing donations -- call 1-800-SA-TRUCK for pick-up service
  • Donation Box sites -- need more locations to place boxes
  • Thrift Store shoppers -- need more and new customers -- we have great deals!
  • Men seeking to turn from a life of addiction -- we have answers!

For the Booth Residence (for Low-income Seniors):

  • Commercial toaster (conveyor type)
  • Classic stack chairs (up to 200)
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Portable PA System
  • Upright freezer (with lock)
  • PCs (2)
  • Electric Start-up Package (1) for Pest-Heat Thermal Pest Managment System

For the Batavia Corps:

  • A large (14' x 10') walk-in freezer-refrigerator combo unit to allow us to store donated food that requires refrigeration/freezer space that supports our Food Pantry program
  • PCs for the Computer Lab
  • Tables and chairs (portable) for youth programs
  • Computer desks
  • PC software -- educational and entertainment
  • Xbox 360
  • Microsoft Kinect+games
  • Bean bag chairs
  • Flat screen HDTV
  • Snack and meal items for youth programs
  • Blinds for windows
  • Replacement carpet for the front office, for the Women's Ministries room, and for the overflow room
  • Couch and Rocking Chair for the Nursery
  • Racks for the Food Pantry

For the Center Hill Corps:

  • Wii Base System with Extra Remotes and Wii Accessories
  • Wii Fit
  • Wii Games for Children and Adults
  • Treadmill
  • 2 LCD Projectors
  • 2 Flat Screen Digital TV's
  • 100 General Purpose Chairs
  • Scrapbooking supplies

For the Citadel Corps (Downtown):

  • Projector
  • Bulletin boards
  • First Aid kits
  • Cans of red spray paint (for the kettles)
  • For the After-School Program:
    • Children's books and CDs
    • Craft kits -- especially for children 10 years of age and older
    • Tutors/volunteers to read to children, help with homework, meal/snack servers, etc.
    • Digital camera
    • Wii Fit Game
    • Wii Controllers (2)
    • Wii Wheel
    • "Mario Kart" Wii Nintendo game
    • Updated G/PG children's movies (e.g., Bolt, KungFu Panda, Ice Age, etc.)
    • Adult and children's Bibles and children's games
  • For the Sunday Lunch Program:
    • Measuring cups
    • Paper products -- napkins, plates, etc.
    • Pots and pans (household size)
    • Mixing bowls
    • Paring knives
    • Dish towels/dish clothes
    • Table clothes
  • For the Homeless ministry:
    • Toiletries (preferably trial size)
    • Laundry detergent
    • Shoes/socks
    • Duffel bags/backpacks
    • Bottled water
    • Recovery Bibles (for recovery from addictions)
    • Flashlights

For the Covington Corps:

  • Tutors for the After-School program and Summer Enrichment activities
  • Snack items for Day Camp and the After-School program
  • Wii console with additional remotes and games for children, teens and adults
  • Storage cubbies
  • 40" flat-screen TV
  • Bean bag chairs and small, colorful ottomans (child size)
  • Folding chairs (25)
  • Commercial can opener
  • An outdoor grill
  • Board games and craft supplies
  • Rated G movies (on DVD)
  • Passes to entertainment venues (movies, museums, theme parks, etc.)
  • Kitchen supplies (mixing bowls, pots and pans, etc.)
  • Educational games and supplies
  • Educational computer games for K-6th grade students

For the Newport Corps:

  • Woodworking kits (bird houses, tool boxes, etc.) for children to build
  • Rhinoskin dodge balls
  • Coolers for field trips
  • Monetary donations to purchase The Beach field trip tickets ($35/child)
  • Large parachute for games in the gym
  • Bug spray/sunblock
  • Art supplies
  • 5 gallon buckets for drum lessons
  • Soccer balls, basketballs and footballs
  • New pots and pans for cooking for the children
  • Inflatable jumping castle or water slide
  • Snow cone maker
  • Paper products (cups/plates/dish soap/etc.)
  • PVC piping for marshmallow guns
  • Craft supplies
  • Beach towels
  • Balloons
  • Re-usable water bottles

For the Westside Corps:

  • 5 or 6 electric pianos for teaching the children
  • Shaded structure for the children's play area
  • Food certificates for restaurants
  • Passes to entertainment venues (movies, museums, theme parks, etc.)
  • Volunteer hours for:
    • Help with the phones and waiting room
    • Reading to children
    • Summer camp and After-school tutoring
    • Office assistance (mailings/phones/etc.)
    • Sunday Worship piano player
    • Kids Cafe meal servers and assistants
  • For the Corps materials:
    • Construction paper, glue, play dough, washable crayons and markers
    • Bubbles, balls (basketball/volleyball/kickball)
    • Toddler bikes
    • Craft supplies -- washable paint/pens/tape
    • Games
    • Children's books
    • Bibles
    • Easter eggs & wrapped candy
    • T-shirts (Adult/Teen/Children)
    • CD players
    • New blankets
  • For the Pantry
    • Canned goods (not expired)
    • Coffee & Tea
    • Tuna
    • Cereal
    • Canned meats
    • Peanut Butter & Jelly
    • Rice & Pasta


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