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Operation Wish List

Making Dreams Come True

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Who are we?

Operation Wish List is a program that grants the wishes of children living in homeless and domestic violence shelters, low income, transitional housing, and foster homes by referral only. 
Because of YOU…..our generous donors, together we have created lasting memories and brought hope and smiles to thousands of children since 2011.

Catherine Staton, is a woman of God first, a mother of a handsome son, a domestic violence/sexual assault survivor/thriver, advocate, philanthropist, life coach, and speaker. Through her testimony from brokenness to victory, she brings to surface the abuse that many face today in hopes that she can erase the stigma, save a life, or help prevent it from happening to someone else. She is the CEO of MyHelpMyHope, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to breaking the silence, eliminating domestic violence, and human trafficking.

MyHelpMyHope is part of the fabric of the community that brings awareness to these causes, promotes healthy relationships, teen empowerment, and education. Cathy believes everyone has the right to a healthy relationship and to live a life abuse free. Operation Wish List of one of many programs offered to help strengthen families and communities. 

2020 Drop-Off Locations

Asher Institute of Hampton

4107 W. Mercury Blvd
Hampton, VA 23666

We Care Salon City

WeCare Salon Cafe
4676 Princess Anne Rd., Ste 270
Virginia B each, VA 23462

WeCare Salon & Spa
4676 Princess Anne Rd., Ste 260
Virginia Beach, VA 23462


Baila Fuzion Dance Studio

2548 Virginia Beach Blvd, # 106
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Kaleidoscope Counseling

1712 Airline Blvd
Portsmouth, VA 23707

EyeCandy Hair Creations

Chesapeake Square Mall
4200 Portsmouth Blvd #152
Chesapeake, VA 23321

All About You Residential Care

2010 Old Greenbrier Road, Suite A
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Ebony Arts & Gifts

Chesapeake Square Mall
4200 Portsmouth Blvd
Chesapeake, VA 23321


1119 N Military Hwy Suite 100
Norfolk, VA 23502


List of Toys to Donate

Newborn - 6 Months

Plush toys (no detachable parts), teething rings, bottles, musical/light-up toys(Fisher Price), plastic/cloth books, play mat, onesies, socks, blankets and diaper bag.

6 - 12 Months

Shape sorter, ring stacker, toys to push/pull, toy phone, interactive toys (V-tech Brand), cardboard books, sippy cups, plush toys (no small pieces), counting toys, Baby Einstein and Winnie the Pooh.


(12 – 24 months) Dolls (multi-cultural), alphabet games, activity balls, Backyardigans, Thomas and Friends, Elmo, musical toys, mega blocks, cars/trucks, wooden puzzles, Tonka Trucks, Mr. & Mrs. Potato-Head, wagon, Fisher Price toys or V-tech toys.


(3 – 5 Years Old) Dolls (multi-cultural), pretend kitchen set, My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, Yo Gabba Gabba, dress up and puzzles (24 pieces or less).

Themes: Dora, Disney Princesses, Action Figures (Batman, Spiderman, Hulk, Superman), Diego, cars, tool set, Bob the Builder books, flash cards, Magna Doodle, large piece puzzles, crayons/coloring books, potato head and legos.


(5 – 10 Years Old) Styling head, costume jewelry, jewelry box, dolls, craft supplies, play-dough and magic dough.

Themes: Monster High, Barbie, Hello Kitty, Lalaloopsy, Hot Wheels, Matchbox cars, remote control cars.

Board Games: Guess Who, Guess Where, Life, Monopoly, Checkers, etc. Puzzles (50-100 pieces)

(Middle School/Tween) 11-13 years old Jewelry, watch, jewelry box, purse, MP3, camera with scrapbook, jewelry making kits, dairies (electronic), sports balls, hand-held games and Star War items.

Plug and play games, puzzles, board games (Sorry, Clue, Battleship, Jenga) and Itunes Gift Card.


Teen/High School

(14+) Bath and body scents, watch, camera, curling iron, straightening iron, hair dryer, sports balls, headphones/ear buds, MP3 player and hooded sweat shirts.

Gift Cards – Target, Walmart, Game Stop, Mall, Food Lion, bus passes, Citgo, Exxon, 7-11. PJ’s for all sizes, hats and gloves. NO CANDLES.






Thank you to everyone who has donated. You truly are making a difference.