Did you know that school is starting extra early in Hillsborough County this year? August 10th is the first day for most schools. Summer vacation will be gone in the blink of an eye and it will be time for alarm clocks, backpacks and homework again. Joshua House will provide the children with some of the things they need to have a successful school year – a good night’s sleep, nutritious meals, help with homework, and love and encouragement. But, we need YOU to help provide some other important things – school supplies, uniforms, and clothing.
Each year we serve approximately 150 school-aged children. Each year we coordinate a School Supplies Collection and each year you, our generous donors, come through to lend a hand for our children. Thank you for that! We truly couldn’t fulfill our mission without you. This year we are asking for your support once again. And – if we may be so bold - we would like to ask an extra favor: Can you help with new clothes for a child this year? New clothes for a new school year are so important for these children. They have been made to feel “less than” in so many ways. We strive to build them back up - through therapy, encouragement and celebrating their successes – but having the “right” clothes means a lot – especially to teenagers
Thank you for your continued support!
SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST
Schools Uniforms & Clothing (see list below)
Backpacks - large sturdy backpacks for teens
Mini Hand Sanitizers
Small packets of tissues (for backpacks)
Ear buds (for test taking)
Dry Erase MArkers
Red, black & blue pens
3" 3-ring binders - heavy duty
Markers - Crayola and Sharpie
3 & 5 subject "5-Star" brand notebooks
Other School Clothes and Shoes: See SignUp Genius below
Polo Shirts: Unisex sizes S-XL , Navy only (Young Men’s sizes, not children’s sizes)
Khaki Shorts: Boys sizes 12 through Men’s 32 waist
Khaki Pants: Boys sizes 8 through Men’s 32 waist
Larger sizes are most needed
Polo Shirts: Unisex sizes S-XL , Navy only (Youth/Juniors to Women’s sizes, not children’s sizes)
Khaki Shorts: Junior sizes 1-16
Khaki Pants: Junior Sizes 1-16 (Skinny fit preferred)
Sizes most needed: Junior's 7, 9, 11 & 13
PERSONAL UNDERCLOTHES FOR ALL YOUTH AGES 6-17:
GIRLS: Junior and ladies sized bikini, hipster or boy brief style underwear S-XL,
Bras of all sizes
Sports bras S-XL,
No show socks - ladies sizes, any color
BOYS: Boxer briefs, men sizes from S-XL,
Black socks in men's sizes, no show socks, or athletic logo crew socks
We appreciate your support of the children at Joshua House.
GIFT CARDS FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEENS TO SHOP ON THEIR OWN! Gift cards help these teens make personal choices about their wardrobe, GCs from area malls (Wiregrass, Westfield Malls, and University Square Mall), Visa/MC/Amex gift cards, Ross, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, etc.
for a printable list of our school supply and uniform needs.
Looking for a specific list of children to shop for and their sizes? Please visit the Sign Up Genius link below.
SIGN UP GENIUS!
Five Labs Building
4115 West Spruce St.
Tampa, FL 33607
M–F 8 am–5 pm
16518 N. Florida Avenue
Lutz, FL 33549
M–F 10 am–6 pm Sat 10 am–5 pm
LazyDays: The RV Authority
6130 Lazydays Blvd.
Seffner, FL 33584
M–Sat 8 am–5 pm Sun 12 pm–5 pm
Joshua House Donation Center
1515 Michelin Court
Lutz, FL 33548
M–F 8:30 am–5 pm
Sun Country Cleaners
For locations, please use the link below
Don't like to shop, but ready 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.
Simple Math - $1,800 buys 36 children currently living at Joshua House school supplies and backpacks.
More Simple Math – $10,800 buys 36 children currently living at Joshua House uniforms, shoes, school supplies and backpacks.
To make a donation, please use the School Supply Drive Donation button above on the right.
Or you can send a check to:
Friends of Joshua House Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 26333, Tampa, FL 33623
Mark your gift as School Supplies.