44thAnniversary-36Youth Home Needs

United Indians’ Labateyah Youth Home seeks to provide a safe and nurturing environment for homeless youth, combining Native American wisdom and ceremony with modern educational, medical and social services.

Some Items can be found on the Youth Home Amazon Wishlist

  • Dish Soap
  • Dish-ware (plates, cups, utensils, etc):The Youth Home puts strong efforts towards helping youth get back on their feet. When youth have successfully moved into their own housing , by providing dish-ware, cleaning supplies and towels, sheets, blankets when available, their transition to permanency is smoother. This type of donation is needed on a regular basis.
  • Cookware (pots, pans, non-stick skillets, etc): Also needed to help youth who successfully move into their own housing.
  • Combination or Padlocks (any type – combo or key) – 25 needed
  • Mattress Covers: (Size: Twin-Long) 25 needed
  • Blankets: (hypo-allergenic, good quality) 25 needed
  • Stackable Lockers: 25 needed total
  • Wardrobes: 4 needed
  • Batteries: Various sizes needed on regular basis.
  • Laundry Detergent (powdered – unscented): Youth Home goes through 40lbs a month.
  • Razors: Youth Home goes through 3 12-packs a month (36 razors/month).
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes & Toothpaste: Youth Home could use a donation of 15 toothbrushes and bottles of toothpaste a month to ease oral hygiene costs for youth.
  • Kitty Litter: To safely dispose of expired paint in the Youth Home’s art studio.

Daybreak Star Facilities

Some items can be found on Daybreak Star Facilities Amazon Wishlist

(Many of the following items are also needed for Powwow)

  • Toilet Paper (Jumbo Roll)
  • Industrial Hand Towel Rolls
  • Foaming Pink Hand Soap
  • Batteries (D, AA, AAA): Batteries are needed for Mics; for events. For flashlights, bathroom soap dispensers, arrisols scents and much more. Facility goes through at least a jumbo pack of AA batteries/month.
  • Flashlights (LED)
  • Reflective Vests: Green preferred
  • Trash bags (Large): Trash bags are needed for building and special events such as the upcoming pow wow. We would like to keep our beautiful building and facility clean.
  • Light Bulbs – (Halogen 100 watts, 150 watts): For outside parking lots, flood lights, building replacement lights.
  • Extension Cords
  • Storage area
  • Fencing (5×8 panels + fence door): To build a Propane storage area. Propane is used often for cooking outdoors for special events and United Indians would like to build a safe storage area, so we are able to continue providing this option to our community and guests.
  • Propane burners: Often some families/community members are unable to bring their own propane burners and we would like to make the option of cooking in our beautiful outdoors area available to all our community members and guest who use our facility.
  • Sawdust/wood chips: Every year United Indians adds more wood chips to the playground to maintain the safety of our preschool children and community youth who enjoy the park.

Preschool Needs

“Children are the heart of our community and we are overjoyed to welcome a preschool back to Daybreak Star. We are committed to ensuring all of our children have a strong start in life and school by offering culturally-relevant early childhood education to the urban Native community”

Many of these items support the children’s creativity either directly or indirectly. Creativity supports self-esteem in our children. Be a supporter of positive self image, self-esteem and the future of our community.

Some Items can be found on Preschool Classroom Amazon Wishlist

Some of the items to support fully stocked creative classroom for next year are:

  • Crayola Washable Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Laundry Detergent (Powdered, unscented)
  • Cream of Tartar: key ingredient in making playdough with the children! The children LOVE making their own playdough – it invokes their creativity when picking their own colors and being able to show and play with something they have created themselves.

Foster Care Needs

Updates in progress

Native Elders Program Needs

Provides weekday nutritional lunches (4 days a week) and transportation, education and other activities involving nutrition counseling and health care.

Some Items can be found on Elders Program Amazon Wishlist

  • Gas Cards: To enable volunteers to use van to take Elders to appointments.
  • Vista Gift Cards: To purchase nutritional lunches for Elders.
  • Bingo Prizes (reading cards, notepads, water bottles, sugarless Candy, Native Coffee Mugs): Volunteers hold bingo games with elders for social and community relationship building in program. Donated items for bingo prizes are appreciated.