Holiday Gift Drive

Bring a smile to the face of a Maryhurst child this Holiday season! You can help us by participating in our Holiday Gift Drive. This is a perfect opportunity for individuals, friends, family, church, neighborhoods, or places of employment.

This year we have several options:

  1. Fulfill one or more children’s full, individualized wish lists — this list will consist of 6 gifts that the child has personally chosen (approximately $225).
  2. We can create gift tags in $25, $40, and $60 dollar range. Each gift tag will list the child’s name, age, and one item a child has picked in the dollar range you choose.
  3. Purchase items from our 2018 Holiday Wish List (below) comprised of the many items that our children choose from to create their personal wish lists.
  4. Donate gift cards from Walmart, Target, Ross, Meijer, Kohl’s, or Old Navy in $25 increments.

UPDATE (11/26/18): Though we'll continue to take general gifts to match with children who arrive at Maryhurst between now and Christmas, the most useful donation for the remainder of the year will option 4 (gift cards).


Gift Drop-off Logistics:

Our gift drop-off station (located at 1015 Dorsey Lane, zip 40223) will be staffed from Monday, December 10th through Friday, December 14th (map here).  If possible, we invite you to drop off on Friday, December 14th when we will have extended hours from 7:00am-6:00pm. On that day, you’re welcome to join us for breakfast/lunch so that we may thank you and wish you a happy holiday (12/14 specific map here)!

 You may also bring gifts before the gift return dates anytime between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday –Friday, dropping them at the Good Shepherd Center (Building #3) on our Dorsey Lane campus.

Holiday Wish List:

  • Socks, Underwear, and Bras (all sizes)
  • Sports Bras (all sizes)
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Fidget Toys
  • Coloring Books
  • Watches (plastic face and band only)
  • Lip Gloss
  • Soda (caffeine-free soda only), candy & snacks
  • Journals (no spirals) & Gel Pens
  • Games (puzzles, board games, UNO or card games)
  • Fuzzy Slippers (sizes 5 – 11)
  • Pajamas (size S – XXXL)
  • Snow Boots (faux Ugg-style) (sizes 5 – 11)
  • Portable CD Player with Radio and Headphones
  • Twin Comforter and Sheet Set
  • Polaroid Instant Camera
  • Polaroid Instant Camera Film
  • Portable DVD Players
  • Winter Coats (sizes S – XXXL)
  • Scrapbooking Supplies
  • Art Supplies (no sharpeners)
  • University of Louisville/University of Kentucky Hooded Sweatshirts (sizes S – XXXL)
  • Scarf, Hat & Gloves Set
  • Athletic shoes (sizes 5 – 11)

We cannot accept items in aerosol or glass containers.
We cannot accept nail polish or makeup in glass containers.
We cannot accept picture frames with glass or mirrors.

For more information, please contact: Lori Cecil 502.271.4523 or