SCAN’s Wish List

We work directly with hundreds of children and families every year, and there are so many kinds of donations that can make a difference to the children and families we serve! (Please note we can not accept “gently used” donations, only new items.)  You can shop for SCAN directly on here, browse the wishlist below or contact us for more information or suggestions at  Thank you!

Non-Perishable Food Items

  • Children’s snacks (animal crackers, graham crackers, goldfish, etc.) & 100% fruit juices/juice boxes
  • Protein bars for expectant moms
  • Coffee – coffee filters, powdered creamer, sugar, disposable coffee cups with lids
  • Paper plates, cups, bowls, paper towels, silverware for family meals during parenting classes (if interested in providing holiday paper goods for celebrations with children in foster care, contact staff for numbers and dates needed)

Arts & Crafts Supplies

  • Glue sticks, scissors
  • Washable Crayola markers, crayons, colored & regular pencils
  • Heavy duty paint aprons
  • Construction paper & art tissue paper
  • Water color paint sets
  • Poster board

Baby Products (for Operation Safe Babies initiatives)

  • Halo Sleep Sacks
  • Pacifiers
  • Onesies
  • Footed onesies
  • Nursing pads
  • Breast feeding starter sets
  • Fitted crib sheets

Children’s Toys & Books

  • Coloring books
  • Child and teen-friendly magazines
  • Active play kits: soft, durable playground balls, jump ropes, nerf ball & hoop, beanbags, sensory balls
  • Children’s picture books, older kid books ENGLISH & SPANISH (non-violent, no religious themes)
  • Bubbles (esp. the big container and lots of wands sticking out would be awesome)
  • Costume sets, puppets
  • Little hands tool totes, doctor´s imagination kits
  • Cars, planes, train toys, portable kitchen play set and play food assortments
  • Soft and safe farm animals, wild animals, ocean animals
  • Soft and safe building blocks
  • Fishing play set
  • Write and wipe lapboards, magnetic color, counting, numbers, letters maze
  • Brainquest activity books for children, puzzles, games (as seen at BJ’s)

Office Supplies

  • Copy Paper – regular 8.5 x 11 multi-purpose white, pastels, coverstock and cardstock
  • Standard manila and colored file folders
  • Pens, Flip chart markers
  • Avery 5160 Mailing labels, 9X12 mailing envelopes
  • Adhesive Nametags
  • Easel pads, especially the 3M-style ones like oversize post-its


  • pedestal sign holder
  • Room divider screens
  • Small coffee table for reception area
  • $25 gas cards (for CASA volunteers who travel to visit children placed out of town in treatment centers or distant foster care placements)
  • $10 gift cards to Safeway, Giant, Target, Wal-Mart, Dollar Store, and movie passes for raffle prizes to encourage parenting class attendance and homework completion
  • $10 gift cards to Starbucks (or similar chain) for volunteer appreciation
  • $10 – $25 gift cards to ToysRUs or BabiesRUs
  • $25 gift cards to Target/Walmart/grocers to pay for diapers
  • $25-30 gift cards to local grocers (Safeway, Giant, etc.) to provide refreshments for a parent support group celebration
  • Large plastic storage bins
  • Baby wipes, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes
  • Large trash bags


Browse our WISHLIST and buy items for SCAN directly on AmazonSmile here!

Do you use AmazonSmile?
1. Visit
2. Login to your Amazon account.
3. Search for and select “SCAN of Northern Virginia” as your charity.
Every time you go to this page
to shop, SCAN benefits!