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Crickets House Wish List

Crickets House Wish List

At Crickets House (133 Downey Ave), the home of the Art Restores Kids Outreach Program and Camp, we are hoping to provide toys, sporting goods (foot and basket balls, outdoor games, etc.) art and craft supplies, camping gear, books, gift cards, and clothing for our current clients ages 6 and up. We are particularly in need for support for children ages 10-16. This age group is often overlooked.

These donations help The Art Restore Kids program or campers of Cricket’s Hope in the past. We can’t thank you enough. These children are so precious to us and we can’t imagine not being able to help them have some joy at this time of the year. It most certainly depends upon you. We can do very little in the way of gifts without you. We have over 230 children in our program and last year we served over 140 in the adopt a child program alone, so we have some tremendous work cut out for us. Anything you can donate or help with a contribution so we can purchase these would be amazing

Here are some specific suggestions from our kid’s wish lists for gift ideas:

· Fidgets such as Tangle Therapy, Stress Balls, Spaghetti String, tactical play toys.

· Gift Cards are a BIG hit (Target, Walmart, Amazon, Fast food, anything)

· Lego’s for both Girls and Boys

· Fingerlings

· Little Live Scruffs-a-Luvs

· LOL dolls

· Grumblies

· Boxer Al Robot

· Pomsies

· Hatchimals

· Flipslide

· Crayola Light Up Tracking Pad

· Pony beads and stringing materials like plastic lasing.

· Mandala’s and colored pencils/art kits

· Camping gear such as head lights, Luci lights, etc.

· Mind Craft Toys and accessories

· Stationary sets for girls, stickers, scratch art

· Super cool books (Joke books, comic books, chapter books, sports, animals)

· Fun Friendly/Easy Games (decks of cards, Pie in the Face, Don’t Step in it, etc)

· Brain Food/Gak/Play Dough/black light putty

· Pattern Play/Fractiles/Magna-tiles

· Sports Equipment, Jersey’s, Accessories, balls all types

· Nerf games/balls/nerf guns

· Zing Sky Rippenz

· Dvd’s- PG 13 ok, but not violent

· Video games, Xbox 360, non-violent

· Baseball hats (Raiders, 49ers, SF Giants, Warriors for example)

· Outdoor games such as TicTacToss, Ladders, Lawn Bowling, pogo sticks.

· Bikes, skateboards, scooters, helmets

Questions and info how to donate, Please contact Cindy Schneider at 209-312-9991

or email,



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.