6th Annual School Supply Drive for Kids

We’re kicking off our drive early this year – this will help accommodate our kids who return to school in early August.  We are now collecting any new school supplies for kids in Dayton or Cincinnati that are part of the CHOICES family! Your support and kindness helps our kids prepare for learning on Day 1. School supply lists are longer, and we have a goal to provide over 300 kids the basic supplies they need for this school year.

Wanted – we are looking for partners and individuals in Dayton and Cincinnati to donate school supplies for our kids in need.  These supplies will help kids in all of our programs.

  • Foster Kids – Many of our foster families have more than one youth placed with them, providing supplies for 3 teenagers can be quite costly. Your donations will help provide the basics. We also will work to provide all teens with a scientific or graphing calculator as needed for math/science.
  • Independent Living Youth- Kids in this program are living on their own. They are juggling a part time job and school and have very little extra spending money. With your support we will provide them items needed for high school or college classes.
  • Home-Based Services Families – Families who have kids receiving services with us usually have the greatest need.  They have very limited budgets for school supplies and uniforms. Purchasing supplies can mean having to skip meals. Your donation will make a big difference for our families, and also alleviate the stress of providing school supplies.

There are two ways you can help! Shop from our list below and drop off at our Dayton or Cincinnati Office. (Please call to schedule a time for our Cincinnati office) No time to shop? No worry! Monetary donations are needed too. You can donate online by clicking here.  Your donation will help fill in gaps, purchase calculators, and uniforms as needed. 100% of your donation will go to our school supply fund!

Most Needed School Supplies*

  • 3 or 5 subject notebooks
  • Trendy teen or character backpacks
  • Earbuds or headphones
  • Pencil pouches and boxes
  • Highlighters and index cards
  • Blue, black and red pens
  • Crayola colored pencils, markers
  • 1 and 2 inch binders and dividers
  • Big pink erasers and large scissors
  • Book covers
  • Graphing (TI84+) and scientific calculators

*We accept all new supplies. You may have noticed some things are missing (pencils, loose leaf paper etc). These items are not included because we have an over abundance from our last drive. We will update our list accordingly should they become needs again.

We thank you for supporting our kids this back to school season! We would like to have all supplies by August 6, 2018.  Donation pick up can be arranged in advance if needed.

Questions or to arrange pick up contact: Ashley Pester, Development Director, at (937)264-0084 ext.122 or apester@choicesfostercare.com. 

Checks can be made to CHOICES, Inc. and mailed to 1785 Big Hill Rd. Dayton, OH 45439.

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