Wish List

While unrestricted monetary donations that can be applied towards our most critical, urgent needs are always the most important gifts that CHNK can receive, we understand that some folks prefer to assist through donations of items. So we’ve compiled a wish list to capture all the ongoing needs of our youth in treatment! Donations of these items helps to keep our operating expenses down, which means more money is going directly towards treatment services.

Are you part of a church or school group, neighborhood association, or other organization? Is your office team looking for a way to give back in the community? Supply drives are a fantastic way to help CHNK and provide team-building opportunities for your group in the process! Need ideas for how to organize a supply drive? Contact us at 859.292.4153.

An in-kind donor fulfills a Wish List need

Unheard Of owner Philip Lipschutz delivers new shoes for CHNK youth in treatment.

A few details to keep in mind:

At any given time, we have approximately 50 youth (both male and female) living with us 24/7. They range in age from 7 to 18 years old.

The sizes needed most in clothing are Male Youth sizes Medium through XL, Male Adult sizes XS through XL, and Female Junior/Misses sizes S through L.

In-kind donations can be dropped off at the administration building on our Devou Park campus Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Or, you can order the items online and have them shipped to:

CHNK Office for Development
200 Home Road
Covington, KY 41011

For ease of online ordering, we even maintain wish lists and gift registries on the following sites:

*Please note, we are no longer able to accept used clothing, shoes, bedding, or toys for the children and families we serve.*

Personal Care

bar soap
face wash
shower gel
tampons, pads, and pantyliners
Depends (kid’s size L-XL, men’s size S-L)
hand sanitizer
alcohol-free mouthwash
bug spray
fingernail clippers
toenail clippers
slant tweezers
anti-fungal spray/powder
lice elimination kits


white polo shirts (short and long-sleeved)
jeans (no cargo pockets)
khaki pants (no cargo pockets)
black dress pants
t-shirts (solid colors)
sweatshirts (solid colors, no hoodies)
fleece zippered jackets (no hoodies)
dress shirts
pajama pants
white undershirts
winter hats, gloves, scarves
jackets and coats
gym shoes (youth and adult sizes)

Cottage Supplies

* We operate five residential cottages that house an average of 10-12 youth per cottage.

Twin sheet sets
Twin comforters
Pillows/ pillowcases
Bath towels
Bath washcloths
Kitchen towels
Kitchen washcloths
Toilet paper
Paper towel
Facial tissues
Tide Pods (for high-efficiency washers)
Dryer sheets
Dish detergent
Brooms/ dustpans
Lysol wipes
Lysol spray
Mr. Clean Erasers
Scrubbing Bubbles
409 Cleaner
Toilet bowl cleaner

Recreation Needs

Bike helmets
Board games (age appropriate)
Books (age appropriate)
Playing cards
Baseball gloves
Fishing poles
Tackle boxes
DVDs (G, PG, and PG-13 only)
CDs (no explicit lyrics)
Movie passes
Laser tag passes
Restaurant gift cards
Gas cards

School Supplies

College-rule loose-leaf paper
College-rule, spiral notebooks
Composition books (non-spiral, sewn binding)
Graph paper
Construction paper
Two-pocket folders with inside prongs (solid colors)
Three-ring binders (1” and larger)
Divider tabs for binders
Ink pens (blue, black, red)
#2 pencils and pencil sharpeners
Mechanical pencils
Markers, crayons, and colored pencils
USB flash drives
Scientific calculators
Geometry sets
Post-it notes
Index cards
Scotch tape/ tape dispenser
Glue sticks
Rubber bands
Binder clips
Staplers/ staple removers
Duct tape
Educational workbooks (ages 7 and up)
Educational flashcards (ages 7 and up)
Educational skills books (ages 7 and up)
Gift cards to Joseph-Beth and Barnes and Noble
Clear backpacks

First Aid Supplies

2×2 gauze pads
4×4 gauze pads
rolled gauze bandages
cloth and/or paper tape
instant cold/hot compresses
alcohol prep pads
hydrogen peroxide
calamine lotion
cotton balls
tongue depressors
hydrocortisone cream
first aid and burn cream

Medical Supplies

single-use thermometers
automatic blood pressure monitor (child and adult cuffs)
1 oz. disposable paper or plastic medicine cups
vinyl powder-free exam gloves
latex exam gloves
eyeglass repair kits
travel-size first aid kits

OTC Medications

Antacid (tablets or capsules)
sinus pain and pressure medication
cold medication
cough drops
cough syrup (alcohol-free)
sore throat spray