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Ekone’s Wish List

Your gifts of time, expertise, hand-me-downs, financial support, and love are always welcome, and a giant part of what keeps Ekone thriving.  Let us know by emailing or calling 509-773-4536 if you’re able to help with any of these ranch needs! 

Household Items

  • 5-gallon buckets. A ranch can never have enough!

  • Baskets, especially big ones with handles, for garden harvests, laundry, organizing, storage

  • Digital cameras in good working order, to document summer camp magic

  • Blank shirts in good condition for silkscreening awesome Ekone prints onto (thrift store treasure hunt??)

  • Blankets in good, clean condition for our guest rooms   

  • Large rectangular tablecloths

  • Sacks of coffee…

  • Tea towels.  Where do they all go??!

  • Ceramic bowls and plates

  • Alarm clocks & wrist watches

  • Flashlights and headlamps

  • Large plastic storage bins with lids

  • Large tapestries (for curtains)

  • Outdoor plants…extra starts that don’t fit in your garden, or perennials  that need dividing.  Favorites include hops, crocosmia, alstromeria, lavender, bulbs of all kinds….

  • Quality art, unique goods, and one-of-a-kind experiences for the Barbed Wire Ball auction and merch table in September

​​Craft Supplies

  • Embroidery floss of all colors

  • Scissors

  • Drawing pads and watercolor pads

  • Old calendars with cool pictures (we use them to make our own envelopes!)

  • (We currently have enough small beads, craft “sets”, and old magazines)


Smallish Tools & Supplies

  • Shovels and digging forks

  • Trowels, hand-diggers, hori horis

  • Handheld pruners & loppers

  • Garden carts & wheelbarrows

  • Spray nozzles, irrigation timers, sprinklers, hoses

  • Tents of nearly any size, for staff, volunteers, guests and campers, just so long as they have all their pieces!

  • Horse tack…we do need a few new/better saddles (particularly child-sized), and can make use of all kinds of things, especially halters and lead ropes

  • Shop tools: hammers, vice-grips, channel locks, and adjustable crescent wrenches, socket sets (metric and standard) and crescent/bod-end wrenches, paint brushes, Sawzall blades, 10” table saw blades, cobalt drill bits, measuring tapes, carpenter’s squares, chisels, pickaxes and mattocks, drill and driver bits, metal garbage cans with lids, of all sizes, and leather gloves of all sizes, esp smaller sizes!

  • Working small power tools including: orbital sanders, belt sanders, Skilsaws, jigsaws, drills/impact drivers

Big Stuff

  • Washing machine...seems like we burn one out every year (we do a LOT of laundry)

  • Electric ATV/ORV to increase accessibility throughout White Eagle Memorial Preserve.

  • Travel trailers or campers, for summer staff housing.

  • Riding lawnmower, to help us ramp up fire prevention mowing around the ranch.

  • Horse trailer, 2-4 horse slant or stock, of a newer, lighter, more comfortable variety than our current beast.

  • Cider press, so that we can delight you with homemade cider next time you visit!

  • Freestanding metal shelving units

  • 3-point PTO-driven tractor implements

  • New-ish solar panels, 48v, 250w


Volunteer Labor

  • Lodgekeeper…this position is for 1-6 month periods, and we’re accepting applications year-round

  • Facilities Assistant…follow Liz & Shawn around and help keep it all running

  • Garden Assistants…Ekone’s large, productive garden could always use a little more love

  • Workparties…we have several each year!  Contact to make sure you’re on the workparty email list.

  • Carpenters, plumbers, electricians, tech-savvy people, and professionals of all kinds…if you have a skill to offer, please let us know and we can talk projects! 

  • Here's a comprehensive list of ALL the Ways to Help Ekone!


If you're inspired to bring something to share with the group or treats for our hardworking crew, things that are always appreciated include: crusty breads or anything else from those city bakeries, chocolate of pretty much any variety, anything made from a secret recipe, fresh berries, fancy cheeses, Aardvark hot sauce, and if it's winter, fresh produce.  <3


  • Love letters…your words of support and encouragement make a BIG difference to us on the ground

  • Referrals…please talk to your school (youth group, club, friends…) about summer camp and field trips, to your church (organization, team, friends) about the White Eagle cemetery, and your friends (family, neighbors, colleagues) about coming out to Ekone.  We can supply you with brochures & materials! 

  • Online on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube, write reviews on Yelp and Facebook, link to your website, and talk about Ekone Ranch wherever you are on the interwebs!


And always, we need funding to continue this work and keep Ekone running smoothly.  Your tax-deductible donations are very much appreciated, and can be made right here!  

Coming up!

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The Barbed Wire Ball!

Family FUNdraiser September 28-29th

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