Yes, we do ask that you provide a small gift such as toiletry items, chocolates, a winter scarf or gloves. Often the parents may not otherwise receive any gift at all, as their priority is to provide for their children first. It is also important for the children in the family to see that their parents are not left out and receive a gift as well. If you have reached the end of your spending budget though, we can always supplement the parent gift from our stock of donated items.