Donate Supplies

Due to lack of storage space we respectfully ask that you please do not donate any items that are not on our wish list. If you have a question about an item, please call (615) 299-9938, leave a message and we will call you back.

pdf-iconWalden’s Puddle Wish List

 PRIORITY ITEMS (Always Needed)

  • Liquid bleach
  • Liquid laundry detergent (free of perfumes)
  • Tall kitchen trash bags
  • Heavy-duty large trash bags
  • Paper Towels
  • Zip ties (all sizes)
  • Stamps: “Forever” (letter & postcard)
  • STORAGE BARNS small and large 5×5 to 16×16 metal and or wood
  • Printer paper (Parchment Paper in light natural colors)
  • Reliable vehicles: van or 4-WD SUV (for Educational programs and animal transport)
  • Gift cards: Kroger, Tractor Supply, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Big Lots, gas cards


  • Fresh Produce (NO onions, celery, potatoes or iceberg lettuce)
  • Jars of baby food (meat pureed)
  • “Hills Brand” A/D canned pet food
  • Dry dog food
  • Goat’s milk
  • Unsalted walnuts, peanuts, and pecans (in the shell)
  • Unsalted walnuts and pecans (no shell)
  • Tree nuts: walnuts, hickory nuts, pecans, and acorns
  • Wild bird seed
  • Black oil sunflower seed
  • Suet cakes
  • Heavy-duty scissors or kitchen shears
  • Rubber gloves: Playtex type and disposable
  • Tarps: ALL sizes, preferably in Brown or Camouflage
  • 10-gallon Aquariums

 AS NEEDED (Please call first to see if we are in need)

  • Sisal rope: 1/2″ and 3/4″ width
  • Hardware cloth: 1/4″ and 1/2″ gauge
  • Hard plastic kiddie pools
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Chain saw, rakes, brooms, shovels, clippers
  • Air compressor, Water distiller

 OTHER ITEMS (Always Needed)

  • Gasoline (in gas cans)
  • Crushed rock (Please contact “Vulcan Materials” at 615-832-7503; we will arrange delivery)
  • Pea gravel (we will arrange delivery)
  • Walkway pavers of all kinds
  • Quikrete cement mix
  • Native trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers (annuals, perennials and seeds)
  • Mulch (natural Hardwood, wood chips Pine Needle) Bagged or bulk
  • Extension ladder
  • Galvanized nails
  • Galvanized lag and carriage bolts
  • 3 1/2” to 4” decking screws
  • Pressure treated plywood as follows: (4’x 8’x 3/4″ plywood / 4″ x 4″ 10’lengths / 1″ x 4″ x 8′ / 2″ x 4″ x 8′ / 2″ x 6″ x 8′)
  • Pressure-treated screen doors
  • Portland cement (96# bag)
  • ½” Rebar steel
  • 100’ Electrical wiring (10/2 with ground and 12/2 with ground)
  • Heavy-duty hoses and nozzles (50’ and longer)
  • Single-axle trailer: 8’x6’ or 8’x10’
  • Heavy-duty bungee cords (all sizes, dark colors)


  • New construction paper
  • Children’s scissors
  • Magic markers
  • Small size twine
  • Small Children’s Favors/Prizes (animal theme)

We also need support in other in other areas of the organization such as merchandise,fundraising,events and maintenance work groups from your place of business or friends,always needed! If you are interested please call Lane Brody at 615-714-4002.

Consider throwing a “Supplies Party For Walden’s Critters” with your organization or friends. Have guests bring items from our wish list!


Walden’s Puddle Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center
P.O. Box 641
Joelton, TN 37080

Or call (615) 299-9938. Leave a message and we will call you back to schedule a drop off time.

Thank you so much for thinking of Walden’s Puddle in your charitable giving!