Organize a Drive

Thank you for considering hosting a drive! We are SO GRATEFUL for your generosity.

While monetary donations are helpful for keeping our programs going, donation drives are great for helping meet specific needs for our foster children and youth. Drives can be hosted year round and we especially welcome them during the summer months and Christmas time. 

Please complete the Organize a Drive form located at the bottom of this page.
Your request will be processed within 3-5 business days. Please apply and wait for approval before hosting the drive.
Check out the type of drives you could organize

1. Holiday

Support our ENRICH program. The holiday season is around the corner and you can give the gift of joy! We are so grateful for your support!

When purchasing gifts, please follow these guidelines:

Gifts for teenagers are especially appreciated.

Please don’t wrap gifts (wrapping paper and gift bags donations are appreciated)

To prevent loss, please keep gift cards and monetary donations separate.

We only accept NEW ITEMS.

Be creative as youth have many different interests.

Children: Toys and coloring books, PlayDoh, LEGOS, playing cards, board games

Clothes for children and young adults 0 – 24 years old

Tickets or Gift Cards (tickets to amusement parks or shows, Visa Gift Cards,

or any other retail store)

Filled Stocking Stuffers (fill them with candy, small gifts, etc)

Headphones and/or small electronics

Older Youth: Retail gift cards such as Game Stop, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Ross,

Burlington, Walmart, Target, Sephora, ULTA, Bath and Body, Amazon, Nike,

Adidas, Five Below, IKEA, etc.

Art supplies, crafts, etc.

PlayStation/Xbox and games.

Fishing/Outdoor equipment.

Sports equipment.

Want to start a new Thanksgiving tradition for your family? Consider bundling and donating a Thanksgiving food basket for a needy family in your town.

Ideas for Thanksgiving food basket

  • Canned ham or cooked ham
  • Canned green beans
  • Can French onion soup
  • Crispy onion toppers
  • Canned yams
  • Instant potatoes
  • Bag of marshmallows
  • Canned corn
  • Canned cranberry sauce
  • Cornbread mix
  • Box stuffing mix
  • Canned or packet of gravy
  • Boxed macaroni and cheese
  • Cake or cookie mix
  • Tea or lemonade mix
  • Hot chocolate or coffee

2. School Supplies

Support our EDUCATE program on its mission to decrease the academic gap among foster children. You can help close this gap for foster students in our communities by donating much needed school supplies. By donating supplies, you give foster children the tools they need to succeed in the classroom!

  • Backpacks
  • Notebook paper
  • Pencils
  • Markers
  • Blue/black pens
  • Highlighters
  • Dry erase markers
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • 3 prong folders (red, green, orange, yellow, blue, purple, black)
  • 1 inch and 1.5 inch binders
  • Pencil pouches/boxes
  • Copy paper
  • Kleenex

3. Baby/Teens Clothing and Hygiene Items

Support our ENRICH and EMPOWER programs on their mission to provide normalcy, resources, and advocacy needed as children in the foster system make their way through life. Together we can relive some of the financial obstacles foster children and youth face. You can help our students by donating clothes and baby items!

  • All men’s, women’s, children and infant clothing including: Outerwear, underwear, shoes, ties, shirts, dresses, blouses, sweaters, pants, hats, handbags, purses, swimsuits, sandals, shorts, sleepwear, jeans, T-shirts and formal wear.
  • Baby items: Diapers, wipes, baby bottles, formula or other baby food, pacifiers, breast pumps, baby care items. 

4. Tickets and Gift Cards

Support our ENRICH program on its mission to relieve the financial obstacle facing children in foster care so that they can participate in activities that provide positive life experiences. You can help our students by donating tickets to the amusement parks, movie theaters, events, fairs, gift cars and more!

  • Tickets: Disney, Universal, Aquatica, SeaWorld, Volcano Bay, Fun Spot, etc!
  • Gift Cards: Visa Gift Cards* Movie theaters, Dave and Busters, Target, Walmart, Fast food restaurants, etc.

*Visa Gift Cards are the most convenient type of gift card you and your family can donate to the Foundation since it is not attached to a specific vendor. You can purchase those on Amazon

5. Safe Spaces

The Foundation for Foster Children provides emergency backpacks and duffels to child protective investigative centers. These centers each contain Safe Spaces where a child can stay throughout their time there. This ensures that foster children in Central Florida have something of their own when they enter care. We can also provide luggage as needed).


$25.00 Visa Cards
Kids toothbrush
Kids Comb and Hairbrush
Kids Hand Soap
Kids Nail Clippers
Kids Shampoo & Sensitive Skin Body Wash
Kids Bath Towels
Case Diapers – Size 4
Case Pull-ups Size 4T
Cases of Children Wipes
Infant Clothes Size 0 – 12 Month
Infant Shoes Size 1 – 3
Girls Clothes – 12 Month – 4T
Girls Underwear all sizes
Girls Training Bra
Boys Underwear all sizes
Boys Clothes 12 Month – 5T
Boys and Girls Socks
Boys Shoes Size 10 – 11
Girls Shoes Size 6
Case – Sippy Cups
4 Pack N Play

Empower Workshops Wishlist

Youth that are working directly with one of our Advocates on staff are set up to learn crucial life skills through monthly themed workshops. Our Amazon wishlist includes all of these themed items, ranging from self-care to transportation. 


View our amazon wishlist here! 

Empower workshop calendar for reference:

February – Relationships & Communication 

March – Money Management 

April – Self-Care

May – Housing 

June – Transportation 

August – Employment 

September – Daily Living 

October – Post 18

November – Friendsgiving

Organize a Drive Form