Current Needs List

URGENT: 2 Minivans Needed– With an increased enrollment and requests for transportation within CFLA’s boundaries (48th St. to 59th Ave. and South Mountain to Glendale Ave.), students can spend over two hours on both the morning and afternoon routes. To reduce the time students spend on the bus we are seeking the donation of two minivans that can be used to pick up our outlying students.
If you have a working minivan that you would like to donate to help reduce the time children spend on the bus each day please contact assistant superintendent, Jerry Lewis at 480.861.6931 or

General Items
Children First Leadership Academy is always willing to accept donations for students and their families. Please remember that new clothes are preferred. Please keep in mind that if it weren’t for you to give them a new clothing item most likely it would be coming from a garbage can that they went through. So if it’s torn or soiled please give it to Good Will. We do appreciate everything you do for our children to make it a better life. We cannot accept used underwear or socks.

  • Hoodies, and sweaters in children’s sizes 4 to 16 and adult sizes small to large
  • Girls underwear, especially sizes 6,8,12,and 14 also Women’s size 6 to 9
  • Girls and Women’s size medium and large socks
  • Boys Boxers size 6-8, 10-12, 14-16 and 18-20
  • Men’s socks

Clothing Items

  • Collared shirts(Any color, no writing or symbols) in all children’s sizes
  • Pants/shortskhaki, black, navy blue, or jeans, for both boys and girls all children’s sizes especially boys’ sizes 7 to 20; girls’ sizes 5 to 18, and teen girls’ sizes 0 to size 6 Also Short season is right around the corner so we are accepting those now.
  • Dresses and skirtskhaki, black, navy blue
  • Leggings and tights to wear under dresses or skirtssolid color
  • Training bras and bigger
  • Sweat pants and sweat shirtschild and adult sizes
  • CFLA try to give the children new shoes to wear. They must wear closed toe shoes at school. We prefer gym shoes so they have something for PE. They cannot wear sandals,or flip flops at all to school.
  • Men’s shoes size 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
  • Women’s size 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
  • Boys size 10,12,13,1,2,3,4
  • Girls size 10,11,12,1,2,3,4

Food Items
Family Size package/can/plastic jars are preferred, any size packages are accepted. Average family size is 8. Cans that pull open, food that can be made in a microwave, warming tray, hot plate, or a grill are preferred. Food boxes go home by request any day that the school is open. We average about 40 boxes per month. We also give close bags for the children to take home for the weekend by request also.

  • Cerealcold and hot
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Dried Beans
  • Spaghetti Sauce-with or without meat
  • Boxed mashed potatoes
  • Canned Chicken, and Beef
  • Canned Wiener Dogs
  • Canned Ravioli
  • Canned Spaghetti with Meatballs
  • Canned Beef
  • Canned Beef Stew
  • Chili with beans
  • Pasta
  • Pudding (Single-Serve)
  • Juice Boxes
  • Granola & Breakfast Bars
  • Fruit Cups
  • Jars of Peanut Butter
  • Jars of Jelly
  • Graham Crackers
  • Rice Cakes
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Bags of Noodles
  • Any kind of soup: We can use Cream soups and Vegetable soups
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Canned fruit
  • Goldfish single servings and family size
  • Jello 8 Pack
  • Instant Coffee/Regular perk coffee (also for the teachers’ lounge) & Tea Bags
  • Taco Shells
  • Cheese and Crackers
  • Peanut Butter and Cracker Sandwich Snacks
  • Rice
  • Any kind of side dish or meals that can be made on a hot plate or grill
  • Cases of water
  • Plastic silverware (for the kids to eat the pudding/fruit cups/jello
  • Healthy snacks that the children can eat at their desk in between breakfast and lunch
  • Any kind of milkdried, almond, soy, rice.
  • Hot chocolate
  • Cookies
  • Boxed jello and pudding to make at home
  • The donation room also has a freezer and a refrigerator to be able to give the families bread, buns, hot dogs, eggs, any meats and lunch meat would be a treat for them.

Healthcare Items
This list supplies both the donation room and school health office. Items labeled “both sizes” are used for family use and in the children’s own personal hygiene bags that are sent home or given to the children as need for personal hygiene (i.e. family size and travel size). Asterisked items are needed immediately.

  • Sanitary Pads*
  • Lice Shampoo*
  • Cough Medicine*
  • Diapers/Pull ups
  • Band aids*
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Baby Wipes
  • Sun Screen*
  • Chap stick*
  • Liquid Tylenol and Motrin*
  • Tums*
  • Combs/special combs for lice checking
  • Brushes
  • Zip Lock bagsgallon size
  • Small plastic cups for taking medicine*
  • Room spray
  • Laundry detergent
  • Paper towels
  • Wash Cloths*
  • Dish Soap
  • Chlorine Wipes
  • Foot Power
  • Cotton Balls
  • Q Tips
  • Tweezers
  • Baby Powder
  • Large Pads to lie on bed
  • Tooth Paste, both sizes
  • Tooth Brushes*
  • Hand wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer*
  • Body Wash, family size*
  • Deodorant Men and Women both sizes*
  • Dental floss*
  • Mouth wash both sizes *
  • Razors
  • Shampoo and Conditioner both sizes ***
  • Bars of Soap both sizes**
  • Body Lotion both sizes*
  • Baby Power*
  • Talcum Power*

Thank you for thinking of the children. We appreciate everything you do for them. If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment to drop off donations please don’t hesitate to call Darlene the Donation Room Coordinator Monday – Wednesday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM at 602-712-0500 X15038. Please leave a message with your phone number if no answer. Also if you are donating perishable food please make sure it is Monday thru Wednesday between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm so it can be put it in the refrigerator or freezer.

Make sure you allow enough time to take a tour of our awesome school too! Once again we couldn’t do this without wonderful people like YOU!!!!

Thank you to our generous neighbors and friends for your continued donations and support.