As always, when children arrive at Joshua House they usually come with nothing: no clothes, toys, personal items or, of course, school supplies.
eLearning helped most of us feel “safer at home”, but children in abusive families have certainly not been safer at home. We are expecting a surge in Abuse Hotline calls and investigations once schools open their doors again – and we are working diligently to once again be able to shelter these precious children in a safe and loving environment at Joshua House.
Our goal for our annual Back-to-School Drive is to fill our shelves with the School Supplies and clothing that we will need for all our children for the entire year.
Thank you for your continued support!
How can you help?
Below is a list of school supplies and clothing that are needed the most.
The easiest way to support our Back to School Drive is by making a donation. We will assure your gift is restricted for our children’s future academic needs. We can go shopping later and purchase what is needed, when it is needed.
Don’t want to go shop, but really want to help?
• $300 will buy school clothes, one pair of shoes and school supplies for one child.
• $250 will buy school clothes and one pair of shoes for one child.
• $50 will pay for a backpack and school supplies for one child.
To make a donation, please use the Back to School Donation button to the right.
If you prefer to shop, please deliver donations to one of the below listed Drop Off locations.
SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST (** are most needed items)
Schools Uniforms & Clothing (see list below)
**Backpacks - large sturdy backpacks for teens
**Face masks – any and all types
**Plastic, 2-pocket folders with prongs: need ALL colors
**Mini Hand Sanitizers
Small packets of tissues (for backpacks)
Glue sticks & White Elmer’s Glue
**Ear buds (for test taking)
3-ring binders - heavy duty – 1”, 1 1/2”, 2” and 3” with clear front pocket
3-ring tab dividers
Highlighters – all colors
Markers - Crayola and Sharpie and Dry Erase
Fiskar’s kid scissors
Colored Pencils – 12 packs
3 & 5 subject "5-Star" brand notebooks
Spiral Notebooks & Composition Notebooks – need all colors
Large, pink erasers
For a printable list of School Supplies needed, please CLICK HERE!
Polo Shirts: Unisex – all sizes , Navy only
Khaki Shorts & Pants: Boy’s and Men’s - all sizes
Khaki Shorts: Girl’s and Junior’s - Bermuda style – all sizes
Khaki Pants: Girl’s & Junior’s – Skinny fit preferred - all sizes
PERSONAL UNDERCLOTHES FOR ALL YOUTH:
Junior and ladies sized bikini, hipster or boy brief style underwear –all sizes
Socks – all colors, styles and sizes
Bras & Sports Bras – all sizes and styles
Boxer briefs – all sizes
Socks – black or white, all sizes
Gift Cards for Teens to Shop!
Gift cards help these teens make personal choices about their wardrobe. Gift cards for Ross, Marshalls, TJ Maxx or area malls are a huge help!
Please deliver any donations before Labor Day to one of our Drop Off Locations:
16518 N Florida Avenue
Lutz, FL 33549
M/W/F: 10am – 3pm
T/R: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Joshua House Donation Center
1515 Michelin Ct
Lutz, FL 33548
Will be accepting donations at this location the week of August 24th
Friends of Joshua House Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 26333
Tampa, FL 33623
For questions regarding the Back-to-School Drive, please call: (813) 728-3165
Thank you for supporting our children!