Gift Cards:
The best and easiest way to get the perfect gift into the hands of the youth we serve is through gift cards. Youth love to do their own shopping and get exactly what they need or want. Besides, getting to go on a shopping trip is a fun outing and an opportunity to practice their behavior skills. Just about any store makes a great gift…WalMart, Target, Walgreens, Bed Bath & Beyond, Bath & Body Works, Dick’s Sporting Goods, any fast food restaurant, etc.

Wish List Items:
To keep Virginia Home for Boys and Girls running smoothly all year long, we rely on wish list donations. Below you will find a list of items that we are always grateful to accept from donors. Supply collection drives can be fun and a way to engage your school, neighborhood, business, or civic group in a worthwhile cause. Many of these items can be purchased online from Amazon and delivered directly to our campus. Using the Amazon Smile program you caamazon smile for VHBGn stretch your donation too. Amazon will make a cash donation (0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases). Here is a link to our Amazon wish list. 

Please call Joan Marable at 804-270-6566, ext. 1470 or if you have any questions about the wish list or would like to donate items.

COVID-19 RELATED SUPPLIES — We need hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and disposable masks. 

Lowe’s is a wonderful and generous partner of ours who regularly helps support our campus needs. They’ll help us stretch Lowe’s gift cards to the max with construction project necessities. Please consider sending us a Lowe’s gift card so we can shop to match our project lists. Thank you!

Lowe's Gift Cards

We have a recurring need for these items:

  • Art supplies (they’re very therapeutic)
  • Bed-in-a-bag only for twin beds
  • Shower curtains, bath towels, shower caddies, holders for toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Toiletries
  • Comforters and Bedspreads
  • Tickets to fun outings: movies, ice cream shops, outdoor concerts
  • Storage containers, 3-drawer organizers, shoe racks

Independent Living Needs:
We’ve opened an independent living program for youth who are aging out of foster care and one for youth who are experiencing a housing emergency. We are in constant need of home furnishings to set up living spaces for these young people. We have an IL Commons where youth socialize and take Independent Living classes. The apartments and the Commons need the following items:

Air fryer
Artificial plants
Bath ensemble –towels, rug, shower curtain, shower liner, shower current rod, trash can, etc)
Bluetooth speakers
Cooking utensils
Desk (small) and chair
End tables and lamps
Ethnic hair products
Kitchen table with chairs
LED light strips
Microwave (small)
Nightstand table, lamp, dresser, mirror
Phones (used, factory reset smartphones)
Plates and cups (set of 8)
Pots and pans
Queer affirming books
Sensory items for stress (fidget spinners, squish balls, etc.)
Silverware (set of 8) and knife set
Sofa (large or two small) and chair
Storage containers
Trashcans (kitchen/bath/room)
TV -approx. 43 inch smart TV
Twin bed frame, XL twin mattress, linens/comforter
Vacuum cleaner
Wagon/cart for carrying groceries, etc. when walking
Wall and home decorations
Wall hangings/decorations suitable for this age group
Workout equipment

Group Home Needs:
Bath mats
Bath towels and washcloths
Clock radios
Cooking set (pots, pans, utensils)
Deep Fryer
Dinnerware utensils/serving ware
Gas grills
Kitchen towels & washcloths
Mattresses (NEW) twin size
Picture frames
Serving bowls
Sheets (twin “bed in a bag” )
Shower curtains and liners (heavy-duty)
Storage containers (Rubbermaid/Tupperware)
Suitcases and Duffle Bags (to pack belongings when going to a ‘forever home’)
Swimsuits (children and adult sizes, male-board shorts, and female-one pieces)
Undergarments and socks (children and adult sizes/male and female)
Vacuums and carpet steamers THIS ITEM IS REALLY NEEDED RIGHT NOW
Wall décor (framed art/pictures) suitable for this age group
Welcome mats

John G. Wood School Needs:
Art Class Supplies-JGW
Books for recreational reading that include cultural diversity
Calculators (basic, inexpensive)
Laptop computers
Pants, khaki long and short pants (girls and boys)
School supplies (same as local school supply lists)

General Program Support Needs:
Car/van cleaning vouchers (Carpool)
Gas cards (for parent visitation)
Hotel vouchers (for parent visitation)

Entertainment Needs: 
Arcade Style Basketball
Art and building projects
Beach towels
Bikes (mountain and BMX styled)
Board games
Computers (PC, laptop, tablet)
Corn Hole
Dart Board with Soft Tip Safety Darts
Fishing Poles and tackle
Frisbee Golf
Gift certificates (movies, dinner, target, ice/roller skating)
Hacky Sacks
Helmets, knee pads, elbow pads (for biking/skateboarding)
Horse Shoes (rubber)
Magazine subscriptions
Memberships (museums/amusement parks/gyms)
Models (airplanes with nontoxic glue)
Movies (G & PG rated DVDs)
MP3 players
Musical instruments
Pool Toys and Goggles
Summer day camp scholarships
Suntan lotion
TVs (flat panel)
Video Games (rated E)
Video Game systems (X Box, PlayStation)
Volleyball Set

TWIN bedframe and headboard (we have the mattress)