Each year Friends of Joshua House Foundation conducts a Holiday Gift Drive to provide gifts for our foster children and teens at Joshua House.
Joshua House is a therapeutic residential shelter for abused, abandoned, and neglected children ranging in age from 6-17 years old. Only one TOY DRIVE is held to gather enough gifts for ALL our children for the holidays, for their birthdays or even for day to day play throughout the year. Your generosity makes our children feel special, provides comfort, brings joy, and makes them feel special.
Below are items that are typically asked for by our children.
♦ Fine Arts & Crafts kits ♦ Headphones/Earbuds ♦ Bluetooth speakers ♦ Blank journals or sketch books and Adult Coloring Books ♦ Fast food and restaurant certificates ♦ Hair care products (ethnic included) ♦ Hair Accessories ♦ Makeup kits ♦ Movie passes ♦ Fragrance kits (female and male) ♦ Emoji clothes or items ♦ Watches & alarm clocks
♦ Fashion Jewelry ♦ Gift certificates & cards from area malls, Target, Wal-Mart, Bath & Body Works, Ross, TJ Maxx and movie theaters ♦ Books and magazines ♦ Athletic logo socks & clothes
Pre-Teen Children and Elementary Children:
♦ Card games ♦ Paints & Canvas ♦ Lego Sets ♦ Action figures (non violent) ♦ Drones or Remote Controlled Vehicles ♦ Board games for ages 8 and up
♦ Hair accessories ♦ Sports equipment ♦ Adventure/Mystery/Joke books ♦ Kids' magazines & activity books ♦ Journals ♦ Travel size games ♦ Video games for XBOX One, PS4, Nintendo Switch ♦ Skateboards, Ripstiks & scooters
All the Joshua House children need clothes, shoes & socks. Our girls like skinny jeans in Junior sizes, our boys & girls like Nike, Under Armour and Adidas brands clothing, shoes and slides.
Household Items Needed
Twin sized comforters ♦ Bath towels, hand towels, shower curtains, and bath mats ♦ Comfy throws for personal cuddle time ♦ Baking supplies ♦ New pots and pans ♦ New eating utensils (14 sets of forks and spoons for each home) ♦ Dinnerware (14 sets per house, light weight/non-breakable) ♦ DVD movies (non-violent) ♦ Paper goods (paper plates, cups, napkins and paper towels) ♦ Sam’s Club or Publix gift cards ♦ Dry foods like cereals, Jello, pudding, oatmeal, salt, pepper, cake or brownie mixes, graham crackers, peanut butter, jams/jelly, etc.
Please CLICK HERE for a printable list of our children's wishes.
If you would like to help us by purchasing specific gifts that were on a wish list of one of our children, please CLICK HERE to "Sign-Up" for them and then deliver the unwrapped items by Monday, December 10th to one of the Drop-Off Locations.
If you are doing any of your shopping on Amazon this holiday, please remember to register for AmazonSmile listing Friends of Joshua House as the beneficiary, and with every purchase Amazon donates to Friends Of Joshua House Foundation Inc.
Don’t have time to shop? If you would like to make a monetary donation just use the DONATE button on the right side of this page, and we promise to apply 100% of your gift towards making a foster child’s holiday wishes come true…
Drop Off Locations:
Please deliver your unwrapped gifts to one of these locations by Monday, December 10th.
Joshua House Donation Center
1515 Michelin Ct
Lutz, FL 33558
(off Hanna Road, on the left at the end of the driveway before the Gate)
M-F 8:30am – 5pm
4115 West Spruce Street
M-F 9am - 5pm
16518 N Florida Ave
Lutz, FL 33549
M- F 10am – 6pm
Saturdays: 10am – 5pm
28050 US Hwy 19 N #300
Clearwater, FL 33761
M-F 9am – 5pm
515 Corner Drive
Brandon, FL 33511
Monday 10am - 7pm,
Tuesday 8am - 5pm,
Friday 8am - 12pm
623 E. Alexander Street
Plant City, FL 33563
Wednesday 8am - 5pm,
Thursday 8am - 5pm
16321 Fishhawk Blvd.
Lithia, FL 33547
Monday 8am - 5pm,
Tuesday 9am - 6pm,
Wednesday 8am - 5pm,
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Need more details, call our Head Elf at 813-728-3165.
Thank you for your continued support of our children!