Suggestions for gift donations to NAU’s annual Mountain of Giving

Northern Arizona Police Officers Toy Drive

  • Children’s toys
  • Don’t forget about teenagers who are often overlooked during holiday gift drives. Gift cards from Walmart and Target are great for them.

NAU Senior Companion Program/Foster Grandparents

  • Stationery
  • Stamps
  • Sweaters
  • Sweatshirts
  • Slippers

Northland Family Help Center
The center provides women, children and teens with shelter, food, counseling and support in their time of need. Often they don’t have the basic necessities of life, and the holidays can be especially difficult.

Consult the agency’s gift registries at Target, Kohl’s and Wal-Mart for gift ideas. Other gift suggestions include:

  • Couches: for both shelters and the center’s lobby
  • Love seats: lobby, two for counselors’ offices
  • Panasonic commercial vacuum cleaners
  • DVD Player
  • New, unused linens: twin bed-spreads or comforters; twin bed sheets, especially fitted sheets; pillow cases; double bed sheets, especially fitted sheets; plastic mattress covers for double and twin beds; towels and wash cloths
  • Electric clothes dryer
  • Heavy duty washing machine
  • Metal bunk beds with ladder, plus mattress
  • Large, heavy-duty microwave oven
  • Heavy duty rolling office chairs: both shelters (need 6)
  • High quality cordless telephones
  • Regular size refrigerator for conference room
  • 25 heavy-duty 1-inch 3-ring binders
  • Gift cards for food
  • Gift cards for clothing
  • Pre-paid phone cards
  • Pre-paid gasoline cards
  • Movie tickets
  • Alarm clocks / radios
  • Electric coffee maker
  • New make-up, hair bands, bows, clips
  • Therapeutic spa kits (loofa, body wash, bath salts)
  • Male teen razor, shaving cream, deodorant
  • Women’s sweat suits (especially larger sizes)
  • Women’s bath robes and slippers
  • New socks and undergarments (women’s, teen’s and children’s)
  • Clothing for Teens: sweaters; shoes and boots; Dickies brand pants; pajamas
  • Milton Bradley’s Trivial Pursuit- 90’s edition
  • Milton Bradley’s The Simpson’s Clue 2nd Ed.
  • Other board games for school-age and older children
  • Movies:
    • The Prince and Me
    • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
    • Sponge Bob Square Pants The Movie
    • Spiderman 2
    • Ex-men 2 or 3
    • Mean Girls
    • Over the Hedge
    • Cars
    • The Incredibles
    • Pirates of the Caribbean 2
    • She’s the Man
    • Take the Lead

To adopt a teen, woman or family at the center, call Beverly at (928) 233-2206.