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Hands of the Future cultivates confidence, life skills, well-being, and a respect for the natural world in children of our community through exploratory play.

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Our Wish List - We Gladly Accept Donated Items!



We would love to accept donated items that are either new, or gently used. Sometimes we are looking for items so that we can repurpose them. If you have some of these items and would like to contribute them for the children's use, please contact me and we'll figure out a way to get together. I believe we can do this! The kids are worth it!!!-- Ms. Zonda
  • Rain boots - various sizes in case a child doesn't have any of their own
  • Tools - screwdrivers (all kinds), hammers, pliers - these are useful for building projects
  • Paint brushes - we like to be artisitic!
  • Stuffed animals that look like wildife in the U.S.
  • Hula hoops
  • Garden tools - both hand and full-size
  • Compasses
  • Fish bowls or tanks - if they don't hold water, but are intact, they could be used for reptiles
  • Bandannas
  • Cardboard egg cartons
  • Clean peanut butter jars w/lids - all sizes
  • Junior size baby food jars
  • Mesh bags from produce to hold suet
  • 1 and 2 Liter plastic bottles
  • Old baking pans of all kinds
  • Juice boxes or Capri Sun for treats
  • scraps of lumber
  • golf balls
  • plastic milk jugs or other large jugs for frog water
  • zip ties for sling shots
  • Frog containers (We found the plastic shoe boxes work well)
  • a variety of juices for treat time drinks


  • Keep checking back - we'll update the list as needs arise. Thanks -- Ms. Zonda