The Ranchers are getting cabin fever like the rest of us, so we are humbly reaching out to our local community to help beat it. We are searching for individual and small group art activities, board games, lawn or water games and sporting balls. These items can be new or gently used.
The day-to-day operations of Down Home Ranch can be very costly. We are blessed to have supporters like you who help us fill in the gaps when needed.
We invite you to check out our Amazon charity lists by clicking the links below. The items listed on Amazon are reflective of current needs and will change as needed. Please be assured that the list is updated and filled with items we would love to receive! Wherever your passion lies, from art to construction, we have an opportunity for you to help!
- Art from the Heart – Ranchers enjoy creating art in many forms. Did you know that many even sell their art for personal income? The supplies listed here will help Ranchers build their art skills and produce items to sell.
- Farm & Ranch – The Horticulture and Animal programs are two of the main modes of progress for DHR's Enterprise Program. Employing 8-10 Ranchers every year, these programs provide a wide variety of on-the-job training and learning opportunities. The supplies listed here will help facilitate progress in this program.
- Health and Wellness – Everyone deserves the opportunity to live a healthy and happy life. The items listed here will allow the health and wellness goals of Ranchers to be successful. Additionally, supplies will be utilized by the DHR Special Olympics team as they go for the gold!
- Keep DHR Beautiful – Down Home Ranch (DHR) is made up of 410-acres of land and buildings, as well as three additional properties located in Elgin. The supplies within this list will help our maintenance team and volunteers to keep DHR looking and working beautifully.
- Home Sweet Home – Down Home Ranch provides a home for over 40 individuals. It is our goal to provide a high quality of life for every person who calls DHR home. The items listed here will help us do just that!
- Ranch Camp – Down Home Ranch serves hundreds of individuals through summer, weekend, and respite camps. Items listed here will support DHR Camp Staff in creating priceless memories for Campers and their families!
Prefer to shop offline? Feel free to shop for items from the list below, and drop them off at our office Monday through Friday between 8am and 4pm. Thank you for considering a gift to Down Home Ranch!
- Sports Balls and Equipment (basketball, soccer, volleyball, football, etc)
- Fabric of any design (used by Ranchers to make tote bags, potholders, etc)
- Cookware Sets (pots, pans and bakeware)
- Reusable Food Storage Containers
- Commercial Grade Yard Tools (rakes, shovels, hoes, etc)
- Heavy Duty Commercial Grade Water Hoses
- Art Supplies such as canvases, sketch paper, sewing thread, embroidery thread, etc.
- Gift Cards to Local Movie Theaters (Bastrop, Round Rock, Taylor, Pflugerville and Austin)
- Gift Cards to Local Dining Establishments (Elgin, Bastrop, Taylor, Round Rock, Pflugerville and Austin)
- Passes to fun events such as Collegiate and Professional Sporting Events, Bowling Alleys, Mini Golf, etc.
- New or gently used vehicle for Rancher home
- Two seater kayaks and double blade paddles
- New or gently-used golf carts, gas or electric
- Functional truck for Ranch maintenance