At Teytum's Gifts we believe that there are no small gifts or small blessings to a child entering the foster care system. Even the smallest gift can have a lasting impact.

Making a Teytum’s Gift is a simple way to comfort a foster child.  It’s also a great way to involve your own family to care for orphans.  God is a Father who cares radically for vulnerable kids, and who calls his people to “care for the orphan and the widow.” (James 1:27)  Our vision is to welcome the vulnerable children of our city into Christ-centered, loving and stable homes and share Jesus Christ so that these children and their families will know where their Hope is.  Our prayer is that God will use the body of Christ to reverse the wait list in our city:  one day, instead of waiting children there will be waiting families, equipped and prepared to receive the next little ones in need of a welcoming home where the gospel is lived out and Christ glorified.  We also pray that Tetyum's Gifts will encourage God's people to endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen; that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and eternal glory.

The Details

How to put a backpack together

  1. Choose an age range and gender.
  2. Fill the backpack with all the“Essential” items from the list and several items from the “Extras” list.  Please feel free to add items that aren't listed on the “Extras” list.
  3. Contact us for pick-up or to arrange a time to drop off (please do not drop off directly to DSHS).

What Goes in the Backpack?

Below you will find a simple guide for filling your Teytum’s Gift Backpack with fun, creative, age-appropriate items as well as necessities indented to bring comfort to a child in a time of great need. Please include everything listed under “essential” and several of the “extra” items.  Please do not include: breakable items, aerosol cans, mouthwash that has alcohol, razors, pocket knives, vitamins, violent toys or action figures (such as toy guns or knives).

Click Here for a Downloadable List


AGE 0-3 Mo

ESSENTIALS (Include All): 
baby blanket, pacifier, small stuffed animal, bottle, formula (travel packets), 4-6 size 1diapers baby wipes, burp rag, Johnson’s Tiny Traveler Set (shampoo, wash, lotion, powder, desitin), brush/comb, board/cloth book complete outfit: top and bottom, onesie, and socks

EXTRAS (Include Two or More):
wash rag, play toys, bath toys, teething toys, shoes, sunglasses, hat, hair accessories, etc.

AGE 3-6 Mo

ESSENTIALS (Include All): 
baby blanket, pacifier, teething ring/toy, small stuffed animal, bottle, formula (travel packets), 4-6 size two diapers, baby wipes, burp rag, Johnson’s Tiny Traveler Set (shampoo, wash, lotion, powder, desitin), brush/comb, board/cloth book, complete outfit: top and bottom, onesie, and socks

EXTRAS (Include Two or More):
wash rag, play toys, bath toys, shoes, sunglasses, hat, hair accessories, etc.

AGE 6 Mo- 9 Mo

ESSENTIALS (Include All): 
baby blanket, pacifier, teething ring/toy, small stuffed animal, bottle, formula (travel packets), 4-6 size three diapers, baby wipes, burp rag, bib, Johnson’s Tiny Traveler Set (shampoo, wash, lotion, powder, desitin), brush/comb, board/cloth book, complete outfit: top and bottom, onesie, and socks

EXTRAS (Include Two or More):
wash cloth, puzzles, play toys, push and pull toys, pounding/stacking toys, bath toys, shoes, sunglasses, hat, hair accessories, etc.

AGE 9 Mo- 12 Mo

ESSENTIALS (Include All): 
blanket, pacifier, teething ring/toy, small stuffed animal, bottle, formula (travel packets), 4-6 size four diapers, baby wipes, bib, sippy cup, Johnson’s Tiny Traveler Set (shampoo, wash, lotion, powder, desitin), brush/comb, toddler size toothbrush/ children’s toothpaste, board/cloth book, complete outfit: top and bottom, onesie, and socks

EXTRAS (Include Two or More):
wash cloth, puzzles, play toys, push and pull toys, pounding/stacking toys, bath toys, shoes, sunglasses, hat, hair accessories, etc.

AGE 12 Mo- 18 Mo

ESSENTIALS (Include All): 
blanket, pacifier, teething ring/toy, small stuffed animal, bottle, formula (travel packets), sippy cup, 4-6 size five diapers, baby wipes, bib, brush/comb, board/cloth book, Johnson’s Tiny Traveler Set (shampoo, wash, lotion, powder, desitin), toddler sized toothbrush and children’s toothpaste,  complete outfit: top and bottom, onesie, and socks

EXTRAS (Include Two or More):
wash cloth, puzzles, play toys, push and pull toys, pounding/stacking toys, bath toys, shoes, sunglasses, hat, hair accessories, purse, mini backpack, etc.

AGE 18 Mo- 24 Mo

ESSENTIALS (Include All): 
blanket, small stuffed animal, sippy cup, 4-6 size six diapers, baby wipes, bib, brush/comb, board/cloth book, Johnson’s Tiny Traveler Set (shampoo, wash, lotion, powder, desitin), toddler sized toothbrush and children’s toothpaste,  complete outfit: top and bottom, onesie, and socks

EXTRAS (Include Two or More):
doll, jumbo crayons, coloring/activity book, drawing pad, wash cloth, bubble bath, bubbles, puzzles, large bouncy ball, play toys, push and pull toys, pounding/stacking toys, bath toys, shoes, sunglasses, hat, hair accessories, purse, mini backpack, Duplo Legos, etc.

AGE 2T-3T

ESSENTIALS (Include All): 
flashlight (batteries included), blanket, small stuffed animal, sippy cup, 4-6 pull-ups, baby wipes, bib, book, comb/brush, jumbo crayons, coloring/activity book, children’s book, travel sized toiletries:  no-tear shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toddler sized toothbrush and children’s toothpaste,  complete outfit: top and bottom, underwear and socks

EXTRAS (Include Two or More):
doll, training pants, drawing pad, wash cloth, travel sized baby lotion, bubble bath, bubbles, puzzles, large bouncy ball, playdough, play toys, push and pull toys, pounding/stacking toys, bath toys, shoes, sunglasses, hat, hair accessories, band aids, purse, mini backpack, Duplo Legos, dental floss, etc.

AGE 4-5

ESSENTIALS (Include All): flashlight (batteries included), blanket, small stuffed animal, water bottle, book, comb/brush, pencil pouch, crayons, glue stick, pencils, coloring/activity book, children’s book, drawing pad/notebook, underwear and socks, travel sized toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, children’s toothbrush and children’s toothpaste,

EXTRAS (Include Two or More):
stickers, washable markers, doll, drawing/sketch pad, wash cloth, travel lotion, bubble bath, bubbles, puzzles, large bouncy ball, playdough, play toys, push and pull toys, pounding/stacking toys, bath toys, sunglasses, hat, hair accessories, band aids, purse, mini backpack, action figures, Legos, dental floss, mouthwash, etc.

AGE 6-7

ESSENTIALS (Include All): 
flashlight (batteries included), blanket, small stuffed animal, water bottle, book, comb/brush, coloring/activity book, drawing/sketch pad, children’s book, underwear and socks,  travel sized toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothbrush and toothpaste, school supplies: zipper pencil pouch, pencils,  block eraser, pencil sharpener, crayons, glue stick, 2-pocket folders, 1-wide ruled spiral notebooks, 1-wide ruled composition notebook, ruler,

EXTRAS (Include Two or More):
wash cloth, travel lotion, bubble bath, stickers, washable markers, pens, colored pencils, journal, bubbles, puzzles, age appropriate toys, sunglasses, hat, hair accessories, band aids, purse, wallet, action figures, Legos, plastic animals, chap stick, card game, dental floss, mouthwash, etc.

AGE 8-9

ESSENTIALS (Include All): 
flashlight (batteries included), blanket, small stuffed animal, water bottle, children’s book, comb/brush, coloring/activity book, drawing/sketch pad, underwear and socks, travel sized toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, school supplies: zipper pencil pouch, pencils, pens, block eraser, pencil sharpener, crayons, colored pencils, glue stick, 2-pocket folders, 1-wide ruled spiral notebook, 1 wide-ruled composition notebook, ruler

EXTRAS (Include Two or More):
wash cloth, travel lotion, bubble bath, stickers, markers, journal, bubbles, puzzles, age appropriate toys, sunglasses, hat, hair accessories, band aids, purse, watch, wallet, action figures, Legos, plastic animals, chap stick, card game, arts/crafts, friendship bracelet string, beads, calculator, dental floss, mouthwash, etc.

AGE 10-12

ESSENTIALS (Include All): 
flashlight (batteries included), blanket, small stuffed animal, water bottle, chapter book, comb/brush, coloring/activity book, journal, underwear and socks, travel sized toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, school supplies: zipper pencil pouch, pencils, pens, block eraser, pencil sharpener, colored pencils, glue stick, 2-pocket folders, 1-college ruled spiral notebook, 1 college-ruled composition notebook, ruler

EXTRAS (Include Two or More):
wash cloth, travel lotion, stickers, markers, drawing/sketch pad, bubbles, puzzles, age appropriate toys, sunglasses, hat, hair accessories, band aids, purse, watch, wallet, action figures, Legos, chap stick, playing cards, arts/crafts, friendship bracelet string, beads, calculator, compact mirror, nail file, nail polish, hand sanitizer, gum, mints, dental floss, mouthwash, etc.

AGE 13-15

ESSENTIALS (Include All): 
flashlight (batteries included), blanket, water bottle, chapter book, comb/brush, coloring/activity book, journal, drawing/ sketch pad, underwear and socks, travel sized toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, feminine pads in a discrete case/makeup bag, school supplies: zipper pencil pouch, pencils, pens, block eraser, pencil sharpener, colored pencils, glue stick, 2-pocket folders, 1-college ruled spiral notebook, 1 college-ruled composition notebook, ruler

EXTRAS (Include Two or More):
wash cloth, travel lotion, stickers, markers, drawing/sketch pad, puzzles, age appropriate toys, sunglasses, hat, hair accessories, band aids, purse, watch, wallet, action figures, Legos, plastic animals, chap stick, lip gloss, make-up, playing cards, arts/crafts, friendship bracelet string, beads, calculator, compact mirror, nail file, nail polish, hand sanitizer, gum, mints, ear phones, gift cards, dental floss, mouthwash, etc.

AGE 16-18

ESSENTIALS (Include All): 
flashlight (batteries included), blanket, water bottle, chapter book, comb/brush, coloring/activity book, journal, drawing/sketch pad, underwear and socks, travel sized toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, feminine pads in a discrete case/makeup bag, school supplies: zipper pencil pouch, pencils, pens, block eraser, pencil sharpener, colored pencils, glue stick, 2-pocket folders, 1-college ruled spiral notebook, 1 college-ruled composition notebook, ruler

EXTRAS (Include Two or More):
wash cloth, travel lotion, stickers, markers, puzzles, age appropriate toys, sunglasses, hat, hair accessories, band aids, purse, watch, wallet, action figures, Legos, plastic animals, chap stick, lip gloss, make-up, playing cards, arts/crafts, friendship bracelet string, beads, calculator, compact mirror, nail file, nail polish, hand sanitizer, gum, mints, ear phones, gift cards, dental floss, mouthwash, etc.


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Once you get your box(es) put together you can drop us a line to arrange a drop off or you can mail it in to:

6607 Oliver Dr.

Yakima, WA 98901