School Supplies Needed

The goal of our Back-to-School Drive is to not only collect the tools our children need to be successful in school, but also to put them on a path to success in life. We will need backpacks, folders and all of the “usual” school supplies, but we also need funds for field trips, football games, homecoming and proms – and our Earn2Learn program.
The sad truth is that over 50% of foster children do not graduate high school. On average, foster teens are 2 years behind academically. We aim to change that here at Joshua House!
Our Earn2Learn program is an award and reward system designed to celebrate and motivate our foster youth for attendance and academic improvement. We use incentives to encourage them to attend school, work with tutors, and increase their Grade Point Average – and it works!
Earn2Learn is not about providing cash for grades as the name implies. It is about teaching our children that their lives are enriched through education.
The new school year begins August 10th 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
• Mini Hand Sanitizers
• Scotch tape
• Thumb drives – Small GB• Copy paper
• Ear buds (for test taking – not wireless)
• Dry Erase Markers• Red, black & blue pens
• Sticky-Notes
• 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
• Calculators
• Pre-sharpened pencils
• Colored Pencils – 12 packs
• Filler Paper/Graph Paper
• Glue sticks
• Kid Scissors
• Index Cards

Please deliver any donations by Monday,  August 7, 2023 to one of our Drop-off Locations below.