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Flowering Branch Children Shelter

Flowering Branch Children's Shelter Christmas Wish List

Flowering Branch Children's Shelter (FBCS) is a nonprofit organization offered by Advocates for Children that provides a safe and nurturing environment for youth who are experiencing homelessness as well as youth who are in DFCS custody. Our goal is to ensure that each youth feel a sense of stability and have a comfortable and protective environment that they can flourish in.

Below you will find a description of each of the youth currently residing at FBCS. Please help us give our youth a wonderful Christmas they will always remember, by signing up for one or more of the gifts listed below under the youth's number depicted in their description. In addition to individual wish lists, we have added some house gifts that will help our program run more efficiently. When shopping for gifts, you may order online and send directly to our address, or shop in local stores and deliver the gifts in person. Please leave all gifts unwrapped as we have volunteers who enjoy wrapping the youth's presents. We ask that all gifts be delivered by December 9th. Please reach out to Tracy or Emily for the address as well as any other questions you may have. They can be reached at 770-382-6180, option 2, or you can reach them via email at [email protected]/[email protected] Thank you for your generosity as it will bring joy and smiles to the youth at FBCS!

Youth 1: Youth one is an 8th grader who will be turning 14 in December. He is a very energetic and exuberant young man who enjoys making others laugh through his love of riddles, fun facts, and random jokes. Not only is he witty, but he is very smart too. He is in advanced classes and plans to join STEM in high school for science and engineering. The staff keep the roads hot trying to keep up with his busy schedule as he is in the National Honors Society, Honors Chorus, and attends every dance and school event the school has to offer. He loves reading and on any given day you can find him reading books about science fiction and mythological Greek Gods, or any Rick Riordan novels.  As he works hard in school, he plays even harder at home. He enjoys beating his personal highest scores on his video games as well as taking on others in a friendly competition. Don’t be fooled by his gamer mentality though, as he likes to slow things down a bit by creatively designing a room on his Home Design Dream Make Over app on his tablet. If he is not at home, you can find him at the movie theater, watching a Marvel movie on opening day. In his spare time, you may also find Youth 1 in the kitchen singing his favorite tune while whipping up a good meal for the other children as he has a love for food.

Youth 2:  Youth 2 is 16-year-old male in the 11th grade. Often adults get him confused in not knowing if he is a staff or resident as not only is he a quiet old soul, but he also has a full man-beard that he must keep trimmed and maintained on a regular basis. This year for Halloween he went as Abraham Lincoln, and due to his beard, he did not have to alter his appearance or attire too much. He enjoys the simple things in life like, listening to music and audio books during his “me time”.  He thoroughly enjoys watching anime shows, with Naruto being his favorite character, and he plans to join the anime club at his school. Anime is not his only passion as he is a huge fan of Nascar and baseball, with the Boston Orioles being his favorite team. On most days you can find him sporting a camo shirt or hat, as he loves all things camo. His latest new hobby has been cooking meals for others in the house. He can be quiet and shy, but this kid loves to spend time with others in the home and help wherever he can.

Youth 3: Youth 3 is a 17-year-old female and is a senior in high school. She is of Puerto Rican decent and is very proud of her heritage. She is a diva at heart and loves all things girly including hair and make-up. She enjoys trying new make-up trends and most days you can find her sitting in her bedroom at her vanity practicing new styles and techniques. Often the other residents become volunteers as she practices these techniques on them as well. She has a style of her own and walks with confidence as the trend setter. Although she is a diva, she can be a bit quirky. At any given time, you can hear her making random noises, singing, or talking in a language only she understands. She plans to go to beauty school to be an esthetician and recently went on a college tour at Dalton State. This girl likes to stay busy, not only is she a senior, but she holds down a job as she plans for her future. In her down time, you can find her watching anime TV shows, drawing, or painting. She has a caring heart and strives to make others feel happy.

Youth 4: Youth 4 is a 19-year-old young woman who recently started her first year in college. Not only is she a full-time college student, but she holds down a full-time job as well. On any given day you can find her at a local coffee shop, sipping on a latte while having a study group with her friends. She has taken on her new role of being the oldest in the house like a true champ. She takes pride in being a peer role model to the other kids in the house, and staff have observed her giving caring and heartfelt advice to them in their time of need. She also serves as the President of the Youth Advisory Board at FBCS and assists in decision making and advocating for needs within the house. She is a true fashionista and ensures that she is keeping up with the latest fashions. Although she leads a busy life, she likes to slow it down a bit and enjoys spending a quiet evening at home in her favorite lounge attire and cozy socks while watching the Harry Potter or Star Wars movies. She loves taking time out of her busy schedule by planning fun outings and events for the house, with the latest event being a fun Halloween party for all residents. At any given time, you can hear her singing up a storm in her bedroom to her favorite tunes as she is cleaning, or drawing. She is looking forward to her future as she enters adulthood and is working hard to make her dreams come true.

Youth 5: Youth 5 is a 15-year-old male who is in the 10th grade. He is very confident and has a flare for the dramatics. He is funny and quick witted and can find humor in the little things. It is well known that he has his own inside jokes with each staff and resident. Staff have to be on their toes to ensure that he is not waiting to catch them in doing something in error or by mistake as he will use that for his next line of jokes. He is very savvy in selecting healthy food choices and could be considered a bit of a health nut. To add to his health-conscious attitude, he is a bit of a germaphobe and is picky in the products he uses for skincare. He takes pride in his academics and excels in all his classes. During his downtime he enjoys painting and drawing and listening to his favorite singer, Nicki Minaj. If you watch closely, you can catch him dancing a little jig while listening to his favorite tunes. He also has a love for reading and enjoys young adult books such as Wonder, Speaks, etc. He recently started working a new job and plans to save money for his future in addition to adding to his collection of clothes and shoes. This child is compassionate for others and is always willing to lend a helping hand. 

Youth 6: Youth 6 is a 16-year-old boy, who is the definition of “all boy”. He prefers to spend his time outside exploring all things nature. He loves a good bike ride around the neighborhood and is always up for a hike on the local trails. He also prides himself on being a star athlete and he loves playing football, baseball, and basketball. This kid is a Georgia boy through and through which means he is a die-hard UGA and Braves fan. He would love to have his bedroom walls covered with sports memorabilia. Not only is he an athlete but he is studious as well, making straight A’s and having perfect attendance. In his downtime he can be found watching sports highlight clips and playing video games. Youth 6 is helpful around the house, and everyone describes him as being a “gentle giant.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Youth 1: Vans Men' s size 11 (multi color, red)

 
Ken Kunkle
Merry Christmas!

Youth 1: Rayban Aviator Sunglassesa

 
Marianne Baldes
From Staff at Acworth Family Eyecare

Youth 1:Fun Graphic mens socks for teens

 
April Echols

Youth 1: J.K. Rowling-3 book collection set. See comment below

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts one and two, The Crimes of Grindelwald, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

 
April Echols

Youth 1:Round faced leather watch

Youth 1 requested " an old fashioned styled watch"

 
Dan Kramer
It's About Time Boutique

Youth 1: Nike hoodie (black) Men's size Large

 
April Echols

Youth 2: Boston Orioles jersey Men's size small

 
Christopher Russell
From the Russell's

Youth 2: Camouflage comforter set ( twin size)

 
Michelle Bailey

Youth 2: Men's Nike basketball socks ( white or black )

 
Michelle Bailey

Youth 2: Blue Nike Hoodie ( size men's small)

 
Katie Ruth Lowe
The Lowe’s

Youth 2:Men's cologne

 
Chivonne Clawson

Youth 2:Nintendo Switch Lite hand-held console

 
Pam Digsby
Tabernacle Mauldin Sunday School Class

Youth 3: Make-up caboodle or organizer box

 
Lynn Morrow
I’d look to shower this young lady.

Youth 3: Plus size jumpsuit- size 3X

 
Yolanda Knight
Walk In Your Purpose Consulting / Hope it's okay to send extra!

Youth 3:Converse Chuck Taylors-high top (black) Women's size 10

 
Katie Ruth Lowe
The Lowe’s

Youth 3:Converse Chuck Taylor- high top (white) women's size 10

 
Chivonne Clawson

Youth 3: Art set

Including paint, paper, markers, colored pencils, etc.

 
Lara Jeanneret
Lara J Designs would love to help out this young artist!

Youth 3: Ulta gift card

 
Nick and Samantha Harrell

Youth 4 : High top Vans (pastel colors) Women's size10.5

 
Dierdra Lanier

Youth 4: Color changing speaker

 
Mary Frazier

Youth 4: Sweat Shirt size-XL- Max's favorite song- Running Up That Hill, from Stranger Things

Can find on Etsy, Jollyfamilygifts.com or Tidivy.com

 
Kristi Waldrop

Youth 4: Ulta gift card

 
Dierdra Lanier

Youth 4: UGG blanket

 
Dierdra Lanier

Youth 4: Target gift card

 
Sharon Arp

Youth 5:Men's cologne

 
Lindsey Heath

Youth 5:NIke Air forces (blue, or multicolor) Men's size 8

 
Lindsey Heath

Youth 5:Art set for teen boy

 
Michelle Bailey

Youth 5: Target gift card

 
Mary Frazier

Youth 5: Men's Nike Basketball socks (blue, black, or white)

 
Michelle Bailey

Youth 5: Nike Slides ( black) size Men's 8

 
Mary Frazier

Youth 6: Nike hoodie ( red, or black) Men's size large

 
Patrick Flaherty

Youth 6: Adidas or Nike Joggers ( blue, black, or gray), men's size large

 
Tammy Bennett

Youth 6: Nike duffle bag ( black, or red)

 
Mary Frazier

Youth 6: Georgia Hoodie- Men's size large

 
Kristi Waldrop

Youth 6: Football training net

 
Ken Kunkle
Merry Christmas!

Youth 6: Cornhole boards and bags

 
Tammy Bennett

House gift: Walmart gift card: $100.00 (2)

Used for groceries, cleaning supplies

 
All slots filled
Bobbie Harris
Tina Jones

House gift: Target gift Card $50.00 (4)

Used for emergency shelter youth

 
All slots filled
Gretchen Rivera (2)
Tina Jones
Tina Hudson

House gift: Kroger gift card $ 100.00 (2)

Used for groceries and cleaning supplies

 
All slots filled
Tammy Bennett
Cassidy Bennett

Kids stocking stuffer: Chick-Fil-A gift card $25.00 (6)

One gift card per youth

 
All slots filled
Lindsey Heath (6)

Kids stocking stuffer: Coconuts gift cards $15.00 (6)

One gift card per youth

 
All slots filled
Kaye Compton (5)
Merry Christmas
Pam Digsby
Tabernacle - Mauldin Sunday School House

Kids stocking stuffer: McDonalds gift cards $15.00 (6)

One gift card per youth

 
All slots filled
Kaye Compton (6)
Merry Christmas

Kids stocking stuffer: Taco Bell gift cards $15.00 (6)

One gift card per youth

 
All slots filled
Ken Kunkle (6)
Merry Christmas!

House gift: Subway gift card $50.00 (2)

Group outing

 

House gift: Dairy Queen gift card $50.00 (2)

Group outing

 

House gift: Cheeseburger Bobby's gift card $50.00 (2)

Group outing

 
All slots filled
Gail Wilkins
Merry Christmas. Enjoy the holidays!
Gail Wilkins

House gift: Steak N Shake gift card $50.00. (2)

Group outing

 
All slots filled
Dierdra Lanier (2)
from the Stewart Family

House gift: Waffle House gift card $100.00 (2)

Group outing

 

House gift: Cracker Barrell gift card $50.00 (3)

Group outing

 

House gift: Long Horn gift card $100.00 (2)

Group outing

 
All slots filled
Amanda Kemp (2)

House gift: Texas Roadhouse gift card $100.00 (2)

Group outing

 
All slots filled
Pam Digsby (2)
Tabernacle Mauldin Sunday School Class

House gift: Bowlero gift card $100.00 (2)

Group outing

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Suzanne Collins

House gift: Carmike Cinemas gift card $50.00 (4)

Group outing

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Joy Stone (2)
From the family of Larry and Vicky Garrison

House gift: Lake Pointe Station gift card: $100.00

Group outing

 
Dierdra Lanier

House gift: Jumping World gift card $100.00

Group outing

 

House gift: Zoo Atlanta 8 adult tickets

Group outing for youth and staff to supervise

 

House gift: Medieval Times 8 adults tickets

Group outing for youth and staff to supervise

 

House gift: Georgia Aquarium 8 adult tickets

Group outing for youth and staff to supervise

 

House gift: Snow Mountain 8 adult tickets

Group outing for youth and staff to supervise

 

House gift: Visa gift card $25.00 (6)

Parking for outing, and miscellaneous costs for outings

 

House gifts: XBOX X console

Big household gift- We have not had a new gaming consul since 2019

 
Griffin Woodall

House gift: XBOX Elite Wireless controller series 2 (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Griffin Woodall

House gift: XBOX series X rechargeable battery for controllers (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Griffin Woodall

House gift: countertop ice maker

 
Leah Harper

House gift: Dish Towels (6)

 
All slots filled
Leah Harper (3)
Beverly Wright (3)
Love y’all

House gift: Outdoor broom

 
Beverly Wright
Love y’all

House gift: steam mop

 
Leah Harper

House gift: small-medium storage baskets (6)

 
5 of 6 slots filled
Beverly Wright (5)
Love y’all

House gift: iPhone, phone chargers (2)

For kids phones when they lose their chargers

 

House gift: XBOX X game: Hogwarts Legacy

 
Griffin Woodall

House gift: XBOX X game: Marvels Guardian of the Galaxy

 
Griffin Woodall

House gift: XBOX X game- F1-22

 
Griffin Woodall

House gift: PS4 game NBA 2K23

 

House gift: PS4 game- Horizon Forbidden West

 
Leah Harper

House gift: PS4 game- Jurassic World Evolution 2

 
Leah Harper

House gift: DVD- Top Gun Maverick

 
Mary Frazier

House gift: DVD- Spider Man No Way Home

 
Mary Frazier

House gift: DVD- Where the Crawdads Sing

 

House gift: DVD- Jurassic World Dominion

 

House gift: DVD- Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

 

House gift: DVD- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse

 

House gift: DVD- The Secret Garden

 

House gift: DVD- Hocus Pocus 2

 

House gift: DVD- Sonic the Hedgehog 2

 

House gift: Gel Nail dryer ( lamp)

For the youth to paint their nails

 

House gift: Gel Nail polish kit

For the kids to paint their nails

 

House gift: Blank canvas sets (2)

The kids love to paint and make their art

 
All slots filled
Mary Frazier (2)

House gift: IScream Pink- make your own neon sign kit

This can be purchased at Kohl's

 
Ginger Tyra
Merry Christmas!

House gift: LED light strips (2)

For kids bedroom décor

 
All slots filled
Leah Harper (2)

House gift: False nails- can be multi color (2)

Can be press on or glue

 
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