What Do We Need?


October 2023

Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind is a 501c3 non-profit organization.  We treasure your support! 

This list is getting smaller every year, thanks to many individuals who have helped us reach our goals and supply our camp with the tools we need to help our campers be successful!

Important needs you can help fill!

  •    Gift card to Meijer or another supplier of 5 gallon jugs of water jugs to put on a dispenser that we already own.  We have switched to reusable water bottles instead of bottled water (camp water is safe but not very palatable!)
  •    Funds for tents for each staff person and camper (about 20 tents per summer). Returning staff and campers bring back their tents from previous years.
  •    Funds for refillable water bottles
  •    Funds for camper shirts
  •    Funds for staff shirts
  •    Funds for staff salaries – they earn it!  And your donation is tax-deductible
  •    12- or 15-Passenger van in good condition. 

General Camp Needs:

  • Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, the brown towels on rolls for dispensers, kleenex)
  • Kitchen sanitizer wipes, such as Clorox
  • Hand sanitizer and wipes
  • Van clean up kits for each van (3) – whisk brooms, paper towels, antiseptic wipes, hand sanitizer, air fresheners, etc.
  • Small kitchen appliances (used is fine): mixers, food processors, microwaves (we have lots of toasters and blenders now – thank you!)
  • Silicone, felt, or plastic furniture “dots” to use for marking kitchen tools, etc
  • Large stainless steel mixing spoons, rubber scrapers, etc.
  • Pantry staples, like pasta, tomato sauce, juice boxes, muffin mixes, etc
  • Gift cards Costco, Meijer and Gordon Food Service for general groceries
  • Gift cards to Home Depot, sporting goods stores, Lowes, Meijer, Michaels, etc (to purchase kitchen tools, crafts, and replacement tents and tent poles!)
  • Craft Supplies:Washable markers, crayons, glue dots, duct tape in colors!, wooden beads, feathers, wire, wire cutters, leather embossing kits, leather laces, air dry modeling dough, small flower pots, quick dry craft glue, art paper, yarn, string, etc!  Feel free to clean out your craft cupboard at home!

Adventure Trip Needs:

  • Tool kit for camping including duct tape, heavy duty wire, zip ties, bungee cords, hammer, etc.
  • Small battery powered fans, flashlights, extra batteries (C and D size)

Office Needs:

  • Braille labeler and clear label tape
  • Printer paper
  • Office supplies (pens, pencils, markers, blank address labels)

We encourage every camper to bring at least one small item to donate!


What one cannot do alone, we can do together!

Your gift may be tax deductible.

Questions?  Delivery issues?  Contact:

Gwen Botting, Executive Director

Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind

4175 Westbrook Road, Ionia MI 48846

[email protected]

616-755-2221 (c) www.oubmichigan.org