Inn Wish List

Our Wish List details the ongoing and most current needs of The Inn. You can use this information to make in-kind donations or organize a special drive to benefit our families. The list includes furnishings, kitchen supplies, office supplies and equipment. Services such as printing and landscaping may also be needed.

Due to the health conditions of our residents, we ask for only new, unused items. Please, no plush toys/stuffed animals.

MOST NEEDED ITEMS:

White rice
Small individual cereal
Pudding cups
Jello cups
Fruit cups
Jelly
Olive oil
Pasta sauce
Pasta mixes
Canned fruit
Raisins
Shelf-stable milk
Apple sauce (squeeze)
Granola bars

Delivery

You can drop items off at The Children’s Inn any day of the week (weekends too) from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., or ship the items to the address below.

The Children’s Inn at NIH
In-Kind Donation Department
7 West Drive
Bethesda, MD 20814-1509

 Help Yourself Pantries

  • Tuna cracker kits
  • Canned fruit, fruit cups, dried fruit, raisin/craisin boxes
  • Cereal in single-serve boxes
  • Individual-sized snacks, especially healthy snacks (applesauce, granola bars, pretzels, pudding, Jell-O, etc.)
  • International foods
  • Shelf-stable food & reduced-fat milk, Horizon milks (regular, vanilla and chocolate)
  • Juice boxes, bottled water
  • Cooking essentials (spices, olive oil, non-stick cooking spray, etc.)
  • Nutella, Nutella kits
  • Condiments: mayonaise, mustard, ketchup, honey, syrup, agave, BBQ sauce
  • Long grain white rice, regular brown rice

Please be sure to check the expiration date on food you donate, as this helps us in stocking the shelves with fresh, and safe to consume, food for the families. Also, we prefer small serving sizes and individually packaged items for the families here.

In addition to non-perishable items for our pantries, The Inn is also happy to accept fresh fruit (bananas, oranges, apples, etc.), platters (fruit and vegetable or assorted cheese trays) and baked goods. If you are unsure if an item would make a suitable donation, please call The Inn prior to dropping off the food.

Amazon Wish List

View our Amazon wish list and simply select the items you would like to donate and Amazon will ship your order directly to us! Enter your name and email (or other contact information) in the text box that reads “Enter your free gift note for this item here.” Note: If you choose not to enter your contact information, your donation will be anonymous.

Target registry

Kitchen Supplies

  • Rubbermaid and Ziploc disposable food storage container
  • Cutting boards
  • Can openers
  • Aluminum foil, plastic wrap/storage bags
  • Assorted kitchen knives

House Needs

  • Stamps
  • Adapters/power converters
  • Travel sized toiletries
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Diapers (6 – 18 months)
  • Sunscreen/bug spray
  • Umbrellas
  • Batteries
  • Birthday decorations

Gift Cards

  • Target
  • Uber
  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • Amazon
  • Safeway
  • Walmart
  • Giant Food
  • Shoppers Food Warehouse
  • Long distance/International calling cards
  • Area restaurants
  • Metro card passes

Caregiver Supplies

Small paper gift bags filled with:

  • Bottled water
  • Sports drinks
  • Tea bags
  • Postage/stamps
  • Chewing gum/breath mints
  • Instant coffee
  • Flavored liquid or drink packets (ex: Crystal Light)
  • Note cards/pens
  • Puzzles/Sudoku
  • Travel-size toiletries

Beauty Needs

  • Hair brushes
  • Hair accessories
  • Makeup kits
  • Shaving kits
  • Nail polish kits
  • Donation of services for haircuts from salons and barbershops

Magazine Subscriptions

Magazines:

  • Art
  • Children focused
  • Sports/Cars
  • Fashion/Teen
  • Educational
  • Home & Garden

Sporting/Entertainment Tickets

  • Theater performances
  • Washington Redskins Football
  • Baltimore Ravens Football
  • Washington Capitals Hockey
  • D.C. United Soccer
  • Washington Wizards Basketball
  • Washington Nationals Baseball
  • Baltimore Orioles Baseball
  • Concerts
  • Movies

Entertainment/Game Room

  • Playing cards
  • Adult coloring books
  • Word searches
  • Pool table supplies (cues of all sizes, chalk, bridge, balls)
  • Journals

For more information about in-kind donations contact Meghan Arbegast at [email protected] or 301-827-6054.