Holiday Wish List

Thank you everyone for making the 2018 holiday season so successful here at Forbes House!!

Help Make the Holiday Merry and Bright

The holidays provide a wonderful opportunity for the community to get involved and support our clients. You can adopt an individual or family through our formal Holiday program or simply donate items to Forbes House to be distributed as needed. To participate in either program, call us at 440-357-7321.
Holiday Ribbon
Gifts benefit clients who utilized shelter services during the 2018 calendar year, from staying at the shelter to community counseling and support groups.

Since Forbes House serves every demographic of the community, we need holiday gifts for adults, teens, children and babies of various ages and sizes. Please keep in mind that gifts must be new items and all items for children must be in accordance with current safety standards.

How to Help

  • Always call 440-357-7321 before coming to the shelter to drop off donations.
  • Please consider dropping off your donation between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Leave gifts unwrapped to simplify sorting.
  • Donate Christmas and holiday gift wrap, gift bags and tissue paper.

Gift Suggestions for Adults

  • Coats, jackets, and hooded sweatshirts
  • Sleepwear and robes
  • Sweaters, cardigans, and blazers
  • Slippers, tennis shoes, dress shoes, and boots
  • Gift sets for adults and teens (colognes, perfumed soaps, shower gels, lotions, etc.)
  • Make up and nail polish
  • Purses and umbrellas
  • Curling irons, hair dryers, and flat irons
  • Journals and diaries
  • Adult coloring books and colored pencils
  • Adult board and card games
  • Adult craft, painting, art, and sketching kits
  • Gift cards to stores, such as Walmart and Target
  • Gift cards/passes for movies, fast food restaurants, etc.
  • Gas station gift cards


Gift Suggestions for Children

  • Tennis shoes and boots
  • Clothing, such as sweatshirts and pants
  • Legos, board games, card games, and puzzles.
  • Dolls, including Barbie, My Little Pony, and Monster High dolls.
  • Hot Wheels, toy cars, and toy trains.
  • Any Disney or G-Rated DVD movies and cartoons.
  • Nerf Balls, footballs, basketballs, and soccer balls with pumps.
  • Crafts, painting, art, and sketching kits.
  • Gift cards/passes for movies, fast food restaurants, etc.

Please no toy weapons, violent DVDs, or violent games.

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Christmas Adoption Program
Street Address
E-mailE-mail address
If adopting, please indicate how you would like to receive a Wish List:
How would you like to receive your wishlist?
Size - Specify # of children or indivuals without children

After returning this form, you will receive wish list(s) matched to your selection(s) as they become available. For confidentiality purposes, wish lists provide assigned numbers in lieu of names, and include sexes, ages, sizes, and wishes to assistance with shopping. The *assigned numbers will help us to match your **gifts to your adoption selection(s). Please wrap gifts and include gift tags with assigned numbers (e.g. “From Santa” #22). Once gifts are ready for delivery to Forbes House, please call 440-357-1018 for directions. Gifts can be delivered any day of the week, including weekends, morning through late afternoon. To ensure distribution in time for the holidays, please deliver your gifts by Friday, December 16, 2016.

$- Monetary Contribution

100% of monetary contributions are used to purchase gifts for those brought into the shelter too close to Christmas Day to be adopted and to provide gifts and holiday food for those who have already started a new life outside the shelter but are still struggling to make ends meet.

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