Upon arriving at House of Hope, many residents have only the clothes on their backs.

Residents greatly appreciate any donations of new or slightly used summer clothes and shoes of any size in GOOD condition


  • Envelopes (size A2 white)

  • Glue Sticks

  • Ribbons or other fabric trim

  • Beads

  • Jewelry Wire and other jewelry making supplies

  • Bracelet & Necklace Clasps

  • Fabric

  • Thread, buttons, zippers and elastic


  • Small toys that do not use batteries (new or used in good shape)

  • Stickers

  • Balloons

  • Candy/Gum (no chocolate or items that melt easily)

  • Pencils, Sharpeners, Erasers

  • Other School Supplies – scissors, glue, etc.

  • Play jewelry

  • Bubbles

  • Colored Pencils


House of Hope partners provide uniforms and school supplies to keep the kids in school, but there is always a need for more. They can be purchased with donated funds in Nicaragua or sent to the NICE Foundation in Illinois, which will ship them to Nicaragua by container.

  • spiral notebooks 

  • pencils, pens and pencil bags

  • foam sheets

  • stickers

  •  pencil sharpeners

  •  erasers  

  • markers, crayons and colored pencils

  • drawing pads

  • graph paper spiral notebooks

  • scientific calculator

  • scissors

  • glue sticks


  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrushes

  • Shampoo

  • Deodorant

  • Soap

  • Feminine products

  • Lotion

  • Washcloths

  • Pots and Pans

  • Pillows

  • Sheets

  • Towels

  • Mop Heads

  • Hair Accessories

Items for Nicaragua may be shipped to the NICE Foundation



Address:1405 Walnut St.  Highland, IL 62249


A list of items must be on the outside of the box or in an envelope taped to the outside of the box, and clearly marked “House of Hope Nicaragua”