Wish List

Gift cards are the gift that keep on giving!

Donating gift cards is a wonderful, easy, and unique way to help youth living in our group homes at Virginia Home for Boys and Girls. Getting out into the community and learning to shop for things they need helps them learn the essential life skills needed such as budgeting their money and prioritizing their needs.  This also helps them feel a sense of normalcy and dignity when getting to pick things out themselves.  Like all of us, our youth have favorite colors, favorite textures, favorite brands, and so on. Would you like to provide a shopping experience for a youth? We serve many teenagers that would love to shop for new clothing items, back-to-school shoes, or just new things of their own. Rack Room Shoes gift cards allow kids to try on and pick out the right size shoe. TARGET covers a variety of needs from clothes to school supplies. Any gift card would be greatly appreciated!

Reach out to Sara Zaharfy (SZaharfy@vhbg.org) for more info on how you can help.

Thank you!

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Join Us in Cultivating Community: Support Our Garden!

Our garden isn't just a patch of land—it's a sanctuary where young minds and hands learn, grow, and thrive. By tending to the soil, planting seeds, and watching them bloom, our youth discover the joy of hard work, patience, and the beauty of nature's cycles. What's more, the harvest from our garden isn't just sustenance for the body; it's nourishment for the soul.

Your donation to our community garden directly impacts the lives of the young people we serve in several meaningful ways. We're currently in need of the following items for our garden:

  • Tomatoes (cherry and regular)
  • Squash
  • Bell Peppers
  • Jalapeño
  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cucumbers
  • Lavender
  • Impatiens
  • Other flowers that are in season
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Independent Living Program Needs

Our Independent Living program for young adults is in constant need of home furnishings to set up living spaces. We have an IL Commons where youth socialize and take Independent Living classes and apartments where young people live. Items needed are similar to setting up a college dorm room or someone's first apartment. 

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Group Care Services Needs

Our group homes can house up to eight youth and contain all the elements one would expect in any home. Meals are prepared in their kitchen and they eat at their own dining table. Youth can study in their rooms, play games and socialize in comfortable family rooms. Household items typical to any home are always a need.

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John G. Wood School Needs

Generally, our school supply list matches that of the Henrico County Public School lists. In addition to school and art supplies, we do specifically need books for recreational reading that include cultural diversity,  laptop computers, and sports-related equipment.