Wish List

As a non-profit organization, The Cove could not exist without donations of financial and volunteer support. We are also happy to accept the following wish list items that will go a long way toward helping grieving children and their families and to support the infrastructure that makes our services possible.

If you would like to make a donation of an item (or items) on our current wish list, please call The Cove Coordinating Office at (203) 634-0500.

• Art Supplies such as markers, crayons, paints & brushes
• REQUEST BY ALL SITES: Sculpey Clay in variety of colors
• Staplers for Meriden Site.
• Request by East Hartford Site - Poster Paints
• Request by all Sites: 8 x 10 Composition Books to Journal in.  Also, Small Journal notebooks.
• Latex paint (small bottles) and high quality art brushes for memory boxes
• CRI-CUT dye cutting systems for our sites for projects.
• paper, vinyl and foam stickers for projects (generic or memory)
• White model magic clay for school groups
• Stamps and postage for our meter
• Gift cards to Staples, Michaels, Costco, Home Depot, etc. to purchase supplies
• Cove logo items (hats, shirts, key chains, etc.) for Volunteer Recognition
• Pizza and meal donations for family sites
• Donations of Special Presentations for Cove Sites (music,yoga, movement)
• An Apple Ipad for Outreach and Community Presentations (one received from CECA given to Easton thank you! - one is needed for outreach)
• Copy paper and cover stock - color and white
• Office supplies (printer toner, folders, hanging folders)
• Stand alone scanner for receipts
• Two thumb drives for outreach
• Heart stickers, activity stickers
• Barter Donations through BBU that The Cove can utilize for special presentations and services.
• Underwriting of quarterly newsletter and mailing costs
• Printing services including stationery, flyers, brochures, invitations and mailings
• Underwriting of 2 fabric outreach tablecloths with Cove logo and banner stand for community presentations
• Hot and cold cups, paper plates and napkins for Sites, training and Office
• Laminating machines and lamination sleeves for 3 Cove Sites
• Pony Beads and Lanyard cord
• Variety of stickers for boys
• Skeins of yarn for projects
• buttons for projects
• button maker for round pin on buttons
• white cloth table cloths and fabric markers for memory projects
• 30 wooden boxes for painting/decorating at least 6" (1 set for ea of 7 sites and 1 for outreach)
• Multi-colored feathers
• Construction paper and kids' scissors
• scotch, paper and masking tape
• REQUEST FROM NEW HAVEN COVE: 20 Mason jars with lids
• REQUEST FROM WEST HARTFORD COVE: VOX water bottles, coarse glitter, glycerin, Elmer's clear school glue to make meditation jars.

CAMP ERIN Wish List 2017

• 10 trolley carriers for camp (beach style light weight portable wagon carrier)
• Underwriting of Pizza Party Meet and Greet event in May
• Underwriting for Big Buddy & Clinician Training and background check fee expense
• 100 Teddy Bears for campers with Camp Erin CT tshirts (need to be ordered all the same type/size - 13")
• 100 Handmade quilts for campers (30 committed to date)
• Sleeping bags for campers - 5 (for those in need.)
• 120 white pillowcases and fabric markers
• Items for Cabin Comfort baskets with stickers books, games, markers, nail polish, bubbles, etc.
• Funding for logo water bottles, bandanas, wristbands and carabeeners for campers
• Monarch Butterflies for camp Butterfly Release
• 120 battery powered small white candle lights 2" round.
• ID badges for campers, staff and volunteers
• Camera for Camp pictures and IDs
• Lamination sleeves for hot press lamination machine for camp signage - Letter size
• Underwriting for Camp Erin 2017 T-shirts for Campers, Clinicians, Big Buddies and Staff
• BBU Barter Donations to cover items purchased through barter.  
• Stickers - several types (over 900 used with meaningful sayings, butterflies, memories, alphabets, etc.)  and vellum for grief processing activity - luminaries
• Helium for balloons, blue and yellow party supplies, ice cream and toppings for Ice Cream Social
• Healthy snacks for break out sessions (KIND bars, oranges, apples)
• Campfire: S'mores Sticks and ingredients for S'mores for 150 campers, volunteers and staff


GALA 2017

• Flowers for arrangements
• Gala Auction baskets, items and services for our Live and Silent Auction
• Ad placement for our gala program 
• Items and underwriting for gala bags

 TECHNOLOGY
•  Underwriting cost of a required update of our Client and Donor Database System, Training and Support
•  New Desktop Computer System