Wish List

The Arc relies on our community to help us realize our vision of providing quality innovative programs and services to individuals with special needs to help them lead happy, healthy, and productive lives.

With assistance from people like you, we create brighter, inclusive futures for all.  Your donations are always welcome, but some of the most needed items are listed below.

For information, contact: Elisa Williams at ewilliams@arc-sa.org or Melissa Fisher at mfisher@arc-sa.org

Art Supplies

    • Spiral notebooks, 70-sheet

    • Drawing paper pads

    • Markers, assorted colors (washable)

    • Pencil sharpeners, manual

    • Clear plastic rulers, 12-inch for school

    • Colored pencils, 12-colors per box

    • Soft-grip scissors, 8.5 inch

    • Liquid glue, 4-ounce bottle – all types and colors used for making SLIME and crafts

    • Washable school glue sticks, 0.24-oz.

    • Watercolor paint set, 8-color (washable)

    • Drawing Chalk

Sensory Needs

    • Sound machines w/soothing sounds

    • Lamps with blue light bulbs

    • Sensory items for tactile use – hand drums or shakers

    • Rainsticks

    • Calming/Relaxation DVD’s

In the future, we will deliberately phase in clubs and activities of low risk as we grow back to full capacity. These activities provide our participants with the opportunity to socialize, experiment, and share their gifts.  Current areas of focus include: Socialization, Health & Wellness, Arts & Crafts, Painting, Music, Science, Cooking, Photography, Technology, News, Gardening, and Volunteerism and Community Integration.

If you would like to contribute items to help us continue to build an inclusive and supportive community who has fun while gaining valuable skills for working or as adults, here are some of the items needed as we prepare for the future:

Arts & Crafts

    • Woodcrafts and supplies (unfinished birdhouses, frames, letters, etc.)

Sewing

    • Material

    • Buttons

    • Thread

    • Needles (large with a large eye)

Reading Club

    • Young adult books – high-interest low vocabulary

    • Books on CD

    • Fire TV Stick 4K (20 – 10 for each site)

Recreation

    • Volleyball Net and Ball Set

    • Gaming stations and game

    • Puzzles (50 to 500 pieces, adult themes)

    • Karaoke machine

    • Air hockey table

    • Ping pong table and accessories

    • Rubber horseshoe sets

    • Cornhole sets

    • Movies on DVD (Rated G, PG or PG-13)

Health and Wellness

    • Hand weights

    • Exercise balls

    • Dance/Exercise DVDs

Technology/Photography

    • Fire HD Tablet, 32 GB

Gardening

    • Raised planting beds

    • Soil

    • Plants

    • Seeds

    • Gloves

    • Gardening tools

Cooking

    • Microwaves

    • Commercial stainless steel cookware set (2)

    • Nonstick frying pans, all sizes

    • Mixing bowl sets with bowl covers

    • Measuring cups and spoons

    • Spatulas, tongs, and mixing spoons

    • Prep knives

    • Cutting boards

    • Oven mitts

    • Sheet pans

    • Oven-safe dishes

    • Food storage containers

    • Freezer bags

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