May Institute

Gifts-in-Kind — Wishlists

A gift-in-kind is a contribution of goods or services that can be used to advance May’s mission. Gifts-in-kind can include items, such as the ones listed below, donated to one of May’s programs or events.

Suggested donations are displayed on the May Institute Gift-in-Kind "Wish List" on Amazon These are educational and recreational items that can be used by the children, adolescents, or adults at any of the May Center Schools or adult services programs. Be sure to sign in to your account using the Amazon Smile link and your gift will have a bigger impact!  

The IRS has specific regulations regarding gifts-in-kind. For information on our policy for accepting gifts-in-kind, please email giving@mayinstitute.org.

 

Special Invitation: 

We are building a Splash Pad to bring a water playground to our students. You are invited to make a donation for this exciting project! Donate here.


Gift-in-Kind Wishlists

Donations of new, unopened items are welcomed.

Suggested items for our early intervention program, schools and adult programs are below.

Ages 0–3

  • No-spill bubbles
  • Plastic blocks
  • Dolls
  • Duplos
  • Fisher Price toys (play telephones, trucks)
  • Sight and sound books
  • Stacking and sorting toys
  • Board and push button books
  • Puzzles
  • Wind-up toys and toys that light up
     

Ages 4–8

  • Cars, trucks
  • Arts and craft supplies and kits
  • Crayons
  • Pretend play sets
  • Animal toys
  • Play-Doh
  • LEGOs, LEGOkits
  • Toy trains
  • Tricycles
  • PreK-K Leveled Reader Books
  • Peg puzzles
  • Board games (Trouble, Candy Land, Memory, etc.)
     

Ages 8–12

  • Bicycles
  • Art supplies, craft and sand art kits
  • Colored pencils and markers
  • Matchbox cars
  • Non-violent action figures, Superheroes
  • Bike helmets
  • Skateboard-style helmets
  • Books, 1st-3rd grade Leveled Readers
  • 24-48 pieces puzzles (boxed or frame)
  • Squish/koosh balls
  • Board games (Zingo, UNO, Connect 4, Chutes and Ladders, etc.)
  • Game systems and games rated E, Playstation II, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, Wii Fit, PSP, Nintendo DS, and XBox 360
  • New DVD Movies, rated G or PG
     

Ages 13 - adult

  • Art supplies and craft kits
  • Sports team items
  • Advanced LEGO kits
  • Plain white tee shirts in all sizes for tie-dye
  • Hand-held game systems
  • iPods, iPads
  • New DVDs: PG13
  • Yoga mats
  • Bike helmets
  • Skateboard-style helmets
  • Books
  • 48-100 piece puzzles
  • Board games (Spot It, Bingo, etc.)
  • Bean bag toss
  • Bicycles
  • Basketballs
  • Kickballs
  • Gardening supplies
     

Gift cards of any amount

  • AC Moore
  • Amazon
  • Best Buy
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Costco
  • iTunes
  • Michaels
  • Old Navy
  • Target
  • Toys ‘R’ Us
  • Walmart