How Can I Help?


» Make a one-time donation or set up a monthly automatic deduction
» Shop AmazonSmile, and Amazon will donate a portion of all sales
» You can also click here to make a payment to our Endowment Fund


» Please contact Kinderhaven at 208-265-2236 to arrange a pick-up/delivery
  • 1% Milk
  • Bottled Water
  • Canned Veggies/Fruit
  • Dried/Fresh Fruit
  • Fruit Rollups
  • Nuts/Trail Mix
  • Soup Seasonings/Packets/etc.
  • Sports Drinks
  • Apple Juice 100%
  • Kirkland Coffee
  • Postage Stamps
  • Chlorox Wipes
  • Dishwashing Soap
  • Kleenex
  • Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Toilet Paper/Paper Towels
  • Tupperware
  • Paper Plates
  • Ziploc Bags – all sizes
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Epson 522 Ink
  • Printer paper
  • Light bulbs – Household 60 Watt
  • Tampons – Regular


We would love to have you become a Kinderhaven volunteer, however we are not actively needing any at the present time.
Our volunteers are required to attend a training session (approx. 2.5 hours) and have a background check through Health and Welfare. (This cost runs approximately $50, unfortunately our budget does not allow us to cover this cost for volunteers.)

People under 18 are welcome to come and help tutor without the training and background checks, as they will be under the supervision of a Kinderhaven employee.

Every year Kinderhaven hosts our Festival of Trees,
if you are interested in helping click here to learn more.

If you wish to get on our waiting list for future trainings, click on the blue button below!

Become a Volunteer

Tax Benefits

Kinderhaven is a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation.

Donations to Kinderhaven have a special status in that Idaho residents can deduct itemized charitable gifts in the same manner as with the IRS. There is also a small credit against income that can be applied. (Idaho Code Ann. Section 63-3011A and Section 63-3029C.) Kinderhaven is specifically listed as one of the charitable organizations to which this special status applies!

A donation to Kinderhaven is eligible for both a state tax credit and itemized charitable gift deductions for federal and state taxes.

The Idaho tax credit is limited to the smallest of:
— 50% of the amount donated; or
— 20% of the tax on line 23; or
— $100 ($200 of joint returns); or
— tax on line 23 less the amounts of lines 24 or 25.
Example: A married couple filing in the 28% federal tax bracket (7.8% state) makes a $400 donation to Kinderhaven in 2009. The tax savings can be: Federal savings (28% of $400) $112 State savings (7.8% of $400) $31 $200 Idaho Tax Credit for joint filers $343 total savings!
A $400 contribution to the local children’s shelter may cost you as little as $57 out-of-pocket and keeps your tax dollars here in Sandpoint. Consult your tax advisor for your exact tax benefit.