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. We hold only one toy drive to gather enough gifts for ALL our children for an entire year. Your gifts may be for the holidays, birthdays, or to celebrate special milestones in the lives of our children.
Below are items that are typically asked for by our children.
Fine Arts & Crafts kits ♦ MP3 Players or IPOD Shuffles ♦ Bluetooth Speakers ♦ Blank journals or sketch 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, Forever 21, Dicks Sporting Goods, and Macys ♦ Books and magazines (Comic Books) ♦ Long boards, Ripstiks & scooters...
Pre-Teen Children and Elementary Children:
Card games ♦ Paint sets ♦ Arts & Craft kits ♦ Action figures (non violent) ♦ Lego sets ♦ Hair accessories ♦ Sports equipment ♦ Adventure/Mystery/Joke books ♦ Popular DVDs & CDs ♦ Fuzzy posters w/markers ♦ Kids' magazines & activity books ♦ Board games for ages 8 and up ♦ Travel size games ♦ RC cars, trucks, planes, or helicopters ♦ Electronic games for Xbox One, Wii,PS3, Nintendo DS ♦ Skateboards, Ripstiks & scooters ♦ Hot item toys for children...
All children need clothes, shoes, socks. They love slides for hanging out! Feel free to call us and we can give you specific sizes. Our girls like skinny jeans in Junior sizes, our boys like Nike and Adidas brands.
Household Items Needed
Twin sized comforters ♦ Towels, wash cloths, 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.
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…
Need more details, call our Head Elf at 813-728-3165.
Thank you for your continued support of our children!