Veteran Wish List

Veteran Wish List

In addition to monetary donations, Gold Coast Veterans Foundation is always in need of physical items for Ventura County veterans and their families. We have taken an important role to ensure the safety and well-being of our local veteran population, including homeless and at-risk veterans, recently-housed veterans, and disabled veterans.

When we are contacted about a veteran or family member in one or more of the above groups, we learn about their needs that will help them get back on their feet. Some needs are specific to that veteran while other needs overlap from one veteran to the next.

We are now offering you, the donor, an opportunity to fulfill one or more of their needs to help rebuild and improve their lives.

You can help grant the wishes of veterans and their families in your community. This process is very easy:

1. Scroll down this page to view our Veteran Wish Lists and choose what item(s) you would like to donate to Ventura County veteran(s) in need:

  • Wish Lists of veterans with medical needs
  • Wish Lists of recently-housed veterans
  • Ongoing Needs based on veterans we previously assisted

2. You may contribute by donating one or more the items (new or gently used is most preferred). If you have item(s) to donate, please give us a call at 8054826550 so we may assist with connecting the item(s) to the veteran(s) in need.

You can help ensure that we are Serving Those Who Served Us by your generous, tax-deductible contribution today. On behalf of our veterans and their families, thank you!

Free Items for Veterans; Thank You to Our Donors

Current Veteran Wish Lists

Giving Me Independence with Medical Equipment

I am the widow of a veteran. Our son is now doing the best he can to assist me with my everyday needs, but I could use some additional help.

My Wish List:
* Power lift recliner
* Stair lift


I am an Army veteran. I served for three years in Germany during World War II. I am the pastor at my local church. I have been using a manual wheelchair, but due to my declining health, I can no longer transport myself in that wheelchair.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I served in the U.S. Navy for over 25 years. I was a cryptologist during the Vietnam War. I was recently diagnosed with a long-term health condition that will require home care.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


Air Force

I am an Air Force veteran. I was in communications and a mechanic during the Korean War. I was recently discharged from the hospital. I am currently sleeping on my couch, as that is easiest for me to get in and out of a sleeping position.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am a Navy veteran. I recently encountered issues with getting in and out of bed, something I have never experienced in the past.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am a Navy veteran. I was in the Seabees. I have trouble standing up without assistance, and a recent surgery has made this simple task much tougher for me.

My Wish List:
* Power lift recliner


I am an Army veteran. I go out in our community with my service dog to help my fellow veterans in need. However, my service dog has trouble getting in and out of our car due to a chronic health condition and a recent injury.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


I am an Army veteran. I was a tank gunner during WWII. I currently use a 3-wheeled electric scooter to get to the local activities center, but I have fallen off of it multiple times while trying to navigate the street curbs. I need a different electric scooter to safely socialize with my fellow veterans.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


I am an Army veteran. I was a paratrooper in France during WWII. I have survived a stroke and am now home-bound under the full-time care of my family.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am a Navy veteran. My spouse and I are having a hard time getting around with the wheelchair I am currently using.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


Air Force

I am an Air Force veteran who served during the early part of the Vietnam War. I have given back to my fellow local veterans, but I could use some support of my own.

My Wish List:
* Back brace


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am a Navy veteran. I was a cook during the Vietnam War. I have a hard time getting to church and community activities on my own due to a chronic health condition. I have tried different wheelchairs, including a heavy-duty one, but even between my spouse and me, it is still difficult to find the right one that is comfortable for me and not too heavy for my spouse to push me in.

My Wish List:
* Large, lightweight wheelchair
* Patient lift


Furnishing My New Home

We at GCVF have received word from a Housing Stabilizer at the Ormond Beach Villas in Oxnard that all 40 units are either sparsely furnished or unfurnished. If you are able to help by donating any of the following items below, please reach out to us so that we may connect those items to those who served us.

Thank you to those who have donated to this point! Because of you, many of these units will now be close to fully furnished. However, these veterans could still use the following items below.

Our Wish List (for these veterans):
* Sofas
* Microwaves
* Any kitchen appliances and kitchenware


Air Force

I am an Air Force veteran who was recently housed. I served during the Vietnam War. I have overcome medical issues to be where I am today.

My wish list:
* Sofa or futon


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am the widow of a Vietnam veteran. I overcame memory issues to be able to now have a roof over my head.

My Wish List:
* Countertop microwave


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am a Navy veteran that was recently housed.

My Wish List:
* Sofa
* Recliner
* Coffee table


I am a Marine veteran who was recently housed. I served multiple tours in Iraq.

My Wish List:
* Two sofas
* Two twin-sized mattresses


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am a Navy Seabee who was recently housed. I was a construction mechanic during the Gulf War.

My Wish List:
* Sofa or loveseat
* Dresser
* Dining table
* Four to five chairs for my dining table
* Standing lamp
* Bookshelf
* Television
* Countertop microwave


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am a Navy veteran who was recently housed. I was a jet mechanic.

My Wish List:
* Mini or apartment-sized refrigerator
* Twin or full-sized mattress


I am an Army veteran who was recently housed. I overcame addiction and mental issues after my time in the service. I would not be where I am today without the help from both the VA and people in a support group with which I am associated.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


I am an Army veteran who was recently housed. I was a field wireman during the final years of the Vietnam War.

My Wish List:
* Apartment-sized refrigerator
* Dining table
* Four chairs for my dining table
* Recliner
* Nightstand
* Dresser
* Lamps
* Full-size mattress
* Electric washer and dryer


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am a Navy veteran who was recently housed. I was chronically homeless for over 15 years before receiving the help that allowed me to get back on my feet.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


Air Force

I am an Air Force veteran who was recently housed. I served during the Vietnam War.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


I am a recently-discharged Marine veteran who was recently housed. I served in the Infantry during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am a Navy veteran who was recently housed. I was an operations specialist right after the Vietnam War.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


Air Force

I am an Air Force veteran who was recently housed. I served in Vietnam as an orderly.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling my wish list!


Air Force

I am an Air Force veteran who was recently housed. I served in Korea. I was chronically homeless and continued to fight to get my way off the street, despite the many obstacles I dealt with over the years.

My Wish List:
* Pillows
* Towels
* Mop
* Broom
* Dustpan


I am an Army veteran who was recently housed. I was a field artillery target acquisition specialist not long after Vietnam.

My Wish List:
* Bookcase
* Small office desk


U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy Birthday; Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

I am a Navy veteran who was recently housed. I was a Seabee not long after Vietnam.

My Wish List:
* Sofa
* Small office desk
* Nightstand
* Standing lamp
* Bedside lamp


I am an Army veteran who was recently housed.

My Wish List:
* Small dresser
* Book shelves


I am an Air Force Reserve veteran who was recently housed. I worked in tactical aircraft maintenance for over 30 years. I am now a handyman and a caregiver for a senior citizen in our community.

My Wish List:
* Apartment-sized refrigerator


I am an Army veteran who was recently housed. I was a combat medic during Desert Storm. I have gone back to school to pursue a nursing degree that I may use towards teaching younger generations that do not believe they have a future.

My Wish List:
* Two dining chairs
* Sofa or recliner
* Countertop microwave
* Blender
* Dresser
* Coffee table


I am an Army veteran who was recently housed. I was a paratrooper in Vietnam.

My Wish List:
* Queen-sized bed sheet set

Free Items for Veterans; Thank You to Our Donors

Ongoing Needs

Medical Equipment

Mobility is often taken for granted. However, for those who are unable to walk without assistance, medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, and electric scooters are invaluable. Such equipment gives our local veterans a sense of independence they otherwise would not have.

  • Manual wheelchairs
  • Seated walkers

Furnishing Veterans’ Homes

The furnishings and decorations that make a house a home define and ground the family living in that home. When a veteran and family transition into an empty house, they have been homeless for so many years that they do not realize what items they need to make their new house a home. Such items give our local veterans what they need to get back on their feet and feel a sense of community.

  • Lightweight dolly
  • Mattress
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining table
  • Dining chairs
  • Sofa/loveseat
  • Recliner
  • Microwave

Everyday Essentials

A number of the veterans we serve living are off a fixed source of income. In many of those cases, that fixed income covers just enough to pay the rent for a given month. This limits their budget for other essentials, including an adequate food supply, reasonable change of clothes, personal care products for their overall health, and reliable transportation to get to their jobs and medical appointments.

  • Perishable and non-perishable food items
  • Toiletries
  • Prepaid gift cards
  • Grocery store gift cards
  • Chain store gift cards
  • Gas cards
  • Bus passes