School Supplies Needed

Our Back-to-School Drive aims to equip children with the tools they need for success in school and life. We need backpacks, folders, and all the “usual” school supplies, and funds for extracurricular activities like—field trips, football games, homecoming, proms, and our Earn2Learn program.

Sadly, over 50% of foster children don’t graduate high school, and foster teens are typically 2 years behind academically. We aim to change that at Joshua House!

Our Earn2Learn program motivates foster youth to stay in school and improve their grades with incentives. It’s not just about rewards; it’s about teaching the value of education for a better life.

The new school year begins August 12th in Hillsborough County—AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!

School Supply List

Backpacks – large, sturdy backpacks for teens (this is the most needed item)

2-Pocket Folders with prongs – plastic –variety of colors: purple/red/yellow/green

Spiral, 100-page notebooks: Yellow/red/green/purple/blue/black (wide and college ruled)

3 and 5 subject Spiral Notebooks – all colors

White-out tape

Scotch tape

Thumb drives – Small GB

Copy paper

Ear buds (for test taking – not wireless)

Dry Erase Markers

Red, black & blue pens


3-ring binders – heavy duty –1 1/2 “ & 2” – white with clear pocket front

3-ring pencil pouches

Highlighters – variety of colors

Markers – Crayola preferred


Pre-sharpened pencils

Colored Pencils – 12 packs

Filler Paper – Wide & College Ruled

Graph paper – notebooks & 3-  hole punched

Glue sticks

Index Cards

Please deliver any donations by Monday,  August 5, 2024 to one of our Drop-off Locations below.