COVID-19 Policy: Wishlist Items must be donated Contact-Free

Call (859) 523-3001 for Nicholasville donation drop off questions
Call (270) 683-6481 for Owensboro donation drop off questions
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Donations of daily necessities are greatly appreciated

Help us provide daily necessities for our residents. Hygiene products, laundry and cleaning supplies, bedding and many other items are needed.

Immediate needs: COVID-19

Your generous donation of the following items will help us keep our kids and staff healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Disinfectant: sprays, wipes, hand sanitizing gel, etc.
  • Underwear: Men's and women's underwear, adult sizes (S-3X) (boxers preferred for the boys!)

To protect our youth, all items must be donated new! 

Contact-Free Donation Drop Off:

Mary Kendall Campus: Leave items outside the door of the Administration house (201 Phillips Ct Owensboro, KY 42303)
Nicholasville/Lexington Campus: Call (859) 523-3001 when you arrive. Leave items at the staff entrance at the Leadership Center (white building) at 1115 Ashgrove Road Nicholasville, KY 40356.

Christmas Wishlist

Each year at Christmas, we request gift cards to provide gifts for our youth. We give these gift cards to our staff so they can buy presents personalized for each young person we serve. They know our youth and their Christmas lists well! Our youth also use these gift cards to buy gifts for their friends and families back home, which is a huge blessing to them! 

We invite you to send gift cards from the following stores: Kohl's, Amazon, Walmart, Kroger, Shoe Carnival and Target
(You are also welcome to send a cash or check gift designated for Christmas gifts in place of a gift card.)

Nicholasville Campus

Contact Our Office, (859) 523-3001 for delivery of these items.

  • Halloween Costumes (adult sizes, not too scary or revealing)
  • *URGENT NEED!* Paper Towels
  • Deodorant (men's & women's)
  • Laundry Detergent Pods
  • *URGENT NEED* Disinfectant Wipes
  • Shampoo
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • *URGENT NEED* Underwear (new; adult sizes S-3X) (Boxers preferred for the boys!)
  • Makeup bags
  • Gift Cards (Kohls; Walmart, $5 fast food, Target, Kroger, Amazon)
  • Snacks (Beef jerky, Slim Jim's, cheese crackers, mixed nuts, trail mix)
  • Magazines (cars/motorcycles, animals, Teen People, Seventeen)
  • Books of crossword puzzles and word searches
  • Winter clothes (M-XXL adult sized coats, hats, gloves)
  • Lextran bus passes
  • Books of crossword puzzles and word searches
School Store and Art Class Wishlist
  • Candy Bars
  • Chips (Single Serving Bags)
  • Case of 12oz Gatorade
  • Blow pops
  • Make up
  • Crazy socks
  • Inexpensive Earbuds
  • Gearbest MP3 Players
  • Gel Pens
  • Nice Planners/Journals (No spiral binding)
  • Sketch Books (No spiral bindings)
  • Poster Board
  • Heavy Sketch Paper
  • Calligraphy pens
  • Yarn
  • Scented lip gloss
  • Scented lip glosssports player trading cards
  • 2-pocket folders

Owensboro Campus

Contact Roy Hicks (270) 683-6481 for delivery of these items.

  • Paper Towels
  • Body Wash
  • Toothpaste
  • Bath Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Basketballs (girls)
  • *URGENT NEED!* Disinfectant Wipes
  • Ethnic hair products
  • School supplies (backpacks, composition books, 2-pocket folders)
  • Art supplies, book (appropriate fiction, devotional/inspirational)
  • Journals
  • Hair accessories for teens
  • Activity passes (laser tag, movie theater, escape room)

Quilt Ministry

At the Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes, we want every child to know they are a person of worth. One of the ways we do this is by providing a handmade quilt for them when they enter our programs. Many times our youth come to us with very few personal belongings. A quilt made with love and care just for them is often a very special gift.

If you're a quilter and would like to contribute to this ministry, see below for specifications:
  • Quilts must be Twin or Full sized
  • We currently lack boys' themed quilts with masculine colors (we have plenty of quilts for our girls to choose from!)
Quilts can be delivered or mailed to either of our campuses in Owensboro or Nicholasville.

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