Missouri Baptist Childrens Home

Our Children's Christmas List

Our children come from lives of chaos, not calm; violence, not peace. Their lives have been filled with neglect, abuse, anger, betrayal and despair. Each year we work hard to make Christmas a wonderful experience for the children in our care. For many, this Christmas will be the FIRST time they've heard the Christmas Story. The holiday memories and traditions experienced at MBCH this year may be the only ones they have ever had.

You can help us make the holiday season special by providing Christmas presents for our children. The following "wish list" details many of the items we need to make this Christmas memorable.

Missouri Baptist Children's Home has 3 campuses and 7 offices across the state of Missouri. We serve approximately 90 children at any one time on our campuses. We also work with the infants of the mothers in our Pregnancy Counseling and Supportive Services program and with more than 350 children of all ages in our foster/adoptive program. The ages of the children in our residential program range from 6 to 21, however, the majority of our children are 11-18.


Gift Cards

Wal-Mart - our teens love these

Children's Place



Shoe Carnival/Footlocker

Dollar Tree




Red Lobster

Olive Garden

Taco Bell


Burger King

Beauty Supply Stores

Forever 21

Rue 21

H & M






Charlotte Russe



Non-Clothing Items

Canvases and art supply kits for adults

Adult coloring books

Markers/Colored Pen Sets

Arts/Crafts for all ages through adult

Axe cologne gift sets


Bath and body sets

Black hair care products- Cantu- no aerosols

Camel-Bak Water Bottles

Christian CD’S including Christian rock

Educational toys babies birth to 2 years old

MP3 players with ear buds

Non-toxic glue/paints

Paw Patch Items

Remote control cars/batteries

Transformers/action figures

Lego sets

Sketch Pads/Drawing Pencils

Canvases/Paint Sets

Teen/Young Adult Devotional Books

Twin Bed Sets

Flat/Curling Irons

Blow Dryers

Dish Towels



Bath Towels

Fitness Tracker Watches

Weighted Blankets

Crossbody Purses – Teens and Young Adult

Fleece Blankets - Kids and Adults, Male and Female

Cozy Covers for car seats


Clothing Items

Baby Sleepers – Newborn to 18 months

Outfits – Toddler Size – 2T-4T, 6

Pajamas – boys/girls – sizes 5/6, 7/8, 10/12, boys 14/16, mens sleep pants small, medium, large, x-large, 2x



Items Can Be Sent to:
MBCH Campus Store, 11300 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044.
For more information call 1-800-264-6224 and ask for Kathy Crawley or Flo Anderson.

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