At Teytum's Gifts we believe that there are no small gifts when helping a child as they enter the foster care system. Even the smallest gift can have a lasting impact.

Making a Teytum’s Gift backpack is a simple way to comfort a foster child.  It’s also a great way to involve your own family as we 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 comfort the vulnerable children of our city into 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 Christ-centered home where the gospel is lived out and Christ is 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): 
blanket, pacifier, small stuffed animal, bottle, formula (travel packets or premade), 4-6 size 1diapers, baby wipes, burp rag, bib, no-tear shampoo and body wash, diaper rash cream, board/cloth book complete outfit: top and bottom, onesie, and socks

EXTRAS (Include Two or More):
wash rag, travel sized baby lotion, cloth or board book, play toys, bath toys, teething toys, shoes, sunglasses, hat, hair accessories, baby brush/comb, pajamas, baby powder, baby lotion, etc.

AGE 3 Mo- 6 Mo

ESSENTIALS (Include All): 
blanket, pacifier, teething ring/toy, small stuffed animal, bottle, formula (travel packets or premade), 4-6 size two diapers, baby wipes, burp rag, bib, no-tear shampoo and body wash, diaper rash cream, board/cloth book, complete outfit: top and bottom, onesie, and socks

EXTRAS (Include Two or More):
wash rag, travel sized baby lotion, play toys, bath toys, shoes, sunglasses, hat, hair accessories, baby brush/comb, pajamas, baby powder, baby lotion, etc.

AGE 6 Mo- 9 Mo

ESSENTIALS (Include All): 
blanket, pacifier, teething ring/toy, small stuffed animal, bottle, formula (travel packets or premade), 4-6 size three diapers, baby wipes, burp rag, bib, no-tear shampoo and body wash, diaper rash cream, board/cloth book, complete outfit: top and bottom, onesie, and socks

EXTRAS (Include Two or More):
wash cloth, travel sized baby lotion, puzzles, play toys, push and pull toys, pounding/stacking toys, bath toys, shoes, sunglasses, hat, hair accessories, baby brush/comb, pajamas, baby powder, baby lotion, etc.

AGE 9 Mo- 12 Mo

ESSENTIALS (Include All): 
blanket, pacifier, teething ring/toy, small stuffed animal, bottle, formula (travel packets or premade), sippy cup, 4-6 size four diapers, baby wipes, burp rag, bib, no-tear shampoo and body wash, diaper rash cream, brush/comb, toddler size toothbrush/ toothpaste, board/cloth book, complete outfit: top and bottom, onesie, and socks

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

AGE 12 Mo- 18 Mo

ESSENTIALS (Include All): 
blanket, pacifier, teething ring/toy, small stuffed animal, bottle, formula (travel packets or premade), sippy cup, 4-6 size five diapers, baby wipes, burp rag, bib, brush/comb, board/cloth book, no-tear shampoo, body wash, diaper rash cream, toddler sized toothbrush and 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, pajamas, baby lotion, baby powder, etc.

AGE 18 Mo- 24 Mo

ESSENTIALS (Include All): 
blanket, pacifier, teething ring/toy, small stuffed animal, bottle, formula (travel packets or premade), sippy cup, 4-6 size six diapers, baby wipes, burp rag, bib, brush/comb, board/cloth book, no-tear shampoo, body wash, diaper rash cream, toddler sized toothbrush and toothpaste,  complete outfit: top and bottom, onesie, and socks

EXTRAS (Include Two or More):
pajamas, doll, jumbo crayons, coloring/activity book, drawing pad, wash cloth, baby lotion, baby powder, 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, 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, no-tear shampoo, conditioner, body wash, diaper rash cream, toddler sized toothbrush and toothpaste,  complete outfit: top and bottom, underwear and socks

EXTRAS (Include Two or More):
pajamas, doll, training pants, drawing pad, wash cloth, baby lotion, baby powder, 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, etc.

AGE 4-5

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

EXTRAS (Include Two or More):
pajamas, 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, etc.

AGE 6-7

ESSENTIALS (Include All): 
flashlight (batteries included), blanket, small stuffed animal, water bottle, book, comb/brush, coloring/activity book, journal, underwear and socks,  travel sized toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothbrush and toothpaste, school supplies: zipper pencil pouch, pencils,  pens, 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):
pajamas, wash cloth, travel lotion, bubble bath, stickers, washable markers, pens, colored pencils, drawing/sketch pad, bubbles, puzzles, age appropriate toys, sunglasses, hat, hair accessories, band aids, purse, wallet, action figures, Legos, plastic animals, chap stick, card game, etc.

AGE 8-9

ESSENTIALS (Include All): 
flashlight (batteries included), blanket, small stuffed animal, water bottle, 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, crayons, colored pencils, glue stick, 2-pocket folders, 1-wide ruled spiral notebook, 1 wide-ruled composition notebook, ruler

EXTRAS (Include Two or More):
pajamas, wash cloth, travel lotion, bubble bath, stickers, markers, drawing/sketch pad, 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, etc.

AGE 10-12

ESSENTIALS (Include All): 
flashlight (batteries included), blanket, small stuffed animal, water bottle, 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):
pajamas, wash cloth, travel lotion, bubble bath, stickers, markers, drawing/sketch pad, bubbles, puzzles, age appropriate toys, sunglasses, hat, hair accessories, band aids, purse, watch, wallet, action figures, Legos, plastic animals, chap stick, playing cards, arts/crafts, friendship bracelet string, beads, calculator, compact mirror, nail file, nail polish, hand sanitizer, gum, mints, etc.

AGE 13-15

ESSENTIALS (Include All): 
flashlight (batteries included), blanket, small stuffed animal, water bottle, book, comb/brush, coloring/activity book, journal, 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, bubble bath, stickers, markers, drawing/sketch pad, bubbles, 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, etc.

AGE 16-18

ESSENTIALS (Include All): 
flashlight (batteries included), blanket, small stuffed animal, water bottle, book, comb/brush, coloring/activity book, journal, 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, bubble bath, stickers, markers, drawing/sketch pad, bubbles, 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, 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