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Here is a great way to help out! 

The list below includes much needed items that are collected for the big day! Please help us supply what is needed to make this journey a truly special day for children and their families. Thank you!

Portable Printers, Digital Cameras, Memory Cards, Ink, Photo Paper- For the photo for each child with their parent and each parent with their family free of cost to the family. Contact Hilary at 818-#980-7714 ext. 12

120 twelve inch or taller brand new store bought Teddy Bears (No other kind of stuffed animal please). It needs to be NEW. The Teddy Bears are given to each child on their way home and they are given in the name of their dads.

120 Boxes of 10 blank note cards with envelopes

120 New, attractive 4 x 6 picture frame to hold a photo of the child with their dad

120 Disposable Cameras

120 Set of 2 of your "favorite" new pens to use to write to their moms and dads

120 Full Book of $.44 postage stamps or "forever stamps"

120 New 4" x 6" Flannel Throw Blankets

Arts/Crafts and Board Games! 

The items below are what GOTB collects (in addition to the usual travel bags, teddy bears, and fast food gift cards) to transform each visiting room into a kid-friendly, fun space. All items must be new and in original packaging since they will be going inside the prison for the events. 

Unopened boxes of:

-Crayons (crayola or other good quality unfortunately the cheaper crayons do not show up on the construction paper)


-Construction paper Plain and colored

-Glitter glue

-Snazaroo face paint (found at Michaels)

-Small tipped paint brushes

-Large rolls of butcher paper or other large poster paper

-Colored pencils

-Detailed coloring pages for the older kids

-Foam stickers and frames

-Stamps and black stamp pads

Board Games


-Connect 4

-Candy land

-Chutes and Ladders


-Guess who



-Battle ship




-head bands

-Don’t break the ice

Anything that does not use numbered dice, batteries, or poker/betting related is usually fine.

Other Activities:

Paperback children’s books (not about jail, prison, or other such topics)

Origami paper and instructions


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