Wish List

Create Now needs arts supplies, musical instruments, new toys, gifts appropriate for teens and young adults, digital cameras, tickets to concerts, plays and other cultural events, computer equipment and similar items that can be used for Create Now’s programs, and as souvenirs for our youth. Here’s a list of in-kind donations needed. Please make sure that all equipment works:


  • Art materials (paints, brushes, drawing pads and pencils, canvases, tarps, stencils, etc.)
  • Computer equipment
  • Digital cameras
  • Digital audio players
  • Portable Bluetooth speakers
  • Video equipment (cameras, lights, mics, stands)
  • New toys
  • Board games
  • Guitars, keyboards and percussion instruments
  • Decorations for arts projects and clothing
  • Healthy snacks and drinks
  • Arts and crafts supplies
  • New children’s books
  • If you have tickets that you can’t use, or seats to fill, contact info@createnow.org.


Everyday Life:

  • Tote and duffel bags
  • Gift cards from Amazon, Target and easily accessible stores
  • Backpacks
  • Cell phones and accessories
  • Umbrellas
  • Blankets
  • Hygiene kits
  • Safety Kits
  • Toothbrushes and paste
  • Deodorant
  • Soaps and shampoo
  • Blankets
  • Keychains
  • Wallets
  • Money clips
  • Purses
  • Travel cases

Arts Supplies:

  • Art Kits
  • Stickers
  • Coloring books
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Diaries
  • Journals
  • Headphones
  • Earphones
  • Picture Frames
  • Small sketch pads
  • Colored pencils
  • Watercolors and other paints
  • Paint brushes
  • Small instruments, like harmonicas and rattles


  • Sunglasses
  • Watches
  • Colognes and perfumes
  • Socks
  • Fashionable sneakers
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • T-shirts
  • Pajamas
  • Costume jewelry
  • Nail polish
  • Lotions
  • Hairbrushes and accessories
  • Makeup
  • Gift sets

Toys and Games:

  • Popular toys
  • Digital games
  • Puzzles
  • Stuffed animals
  • Playing cards
  • Portable games
  • Video game
  • Video consoles and players
  • Toy cars and trucks

School Supplies:

  • Rulers
  • Pencils and Pens
  • Pencil cases
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Small/Narrow Binders
  • Calculators

Additional Stuff:

  • Gift bags
  • Tissue paper
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Stress reliever gadgets
  • Anything you think our kids might like

Every bit helps, and you will receive an IRS letter of substantiation as a record of your contribution.

We would appreciate the delivery of donations, which can be arranged at your convenience. Thank you for your support!

Contact our Founder and CEO Jill Gurr if you would like to donate:
(213) 747-2777 x 1 or jill@createnow.org.