Current Needs List

Children First Leadership Academy is always willing to accept your donations for our students and their families. Below is a list of items that we especially need for our donation room. Please keep in mind that we prefer new clothes for our children. We can not except used underwear, sock, or shoes. If we do receive these items (slightly used) then they will go to the families.

Clothing Items
The children wear uniforms. So any color Polo shirts that are solid color, also pants/shorts that are khaki,black,navy blue, or jeans are what we allow,for both boys and girls. The girls are allowed to wear dresses and skirts of the same color (uniform). No leggings except to wear under their dress or skirt or outside of school hours.

We also need girls size. Med. socks. Women’s size underwear 6 to 9, and Men’s size underwear 30 to 38 which is Small, Med.,Large and XLrg.
Remember we have some big teens coming here.

Thank you for caring about our kids and making a better life for them!

  • We give our children that come to the school new shoes if at all possible. They can only wear close toed shoes to school. Of course gym shoes are a big help so they can wear them for PE. We do not allow sandals,flip flop,or crocks to be worn at all during school hours. If we receive used shoes they go into a bin for the parents to take for the family.
  • Right now we are in dire need for: Boys: Size 2 and Men’s: Size 6,8,12,13
  • Also Girls: Size 4,5 and Women’s: Size 12
  • We are in dire need for both Boys and Girls. SHORTS and PANTS: Size 4 up to size 20, and Adult size: Men 28 to 38, Women: size 6 to 20
  • Pajamas, child and adult sizes
  • Training Bras and bigger

Food Items
Family Size package/can/plastic jars are best but any size packages are accepted. Our average family size is 8. If you can get all plastic jars of peanut butter, fruit, jelly etc. that would be great this way we can send the kids home with some food for the weekend.

  • Cerealcold and hot “need now”
  • Mac and Cheese”need now”
  • Dried Beans”need now”
  • Spaghetti Sauce”need now”
  • Boxed mashed potatoes
  • Canned Tuna,Chicken,Beef
  • Canned Wiener Dogs
  • Canned Ravioli
  • Canned Spaghetti with Meatballs
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Corned Beef
  • Canned Beef Stew
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Tomato Sauce (small cans)
  • Tomato Paste (small cans)
  • Pudding (Single-Serve)- “need now”
  • Juice Boxes”need now”
  • Granola & Breakfast Bars”need now”
  • Fruit Cups
  • Jars of Peanut Butter
  • Jars of Jelly
  • Graham Crackers
  • Rice Cakes”need now”
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Bags of Noodles”need now”
  • Any kind of soup
  • Powdered Milk”need now”
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Canned fruit
  • Goldfish single servings and family size
  • Instant Jello 8 Pack”need now”
  • Instant Coffee & Tea Bags
  • Soy, Almond, Rice Milk”need now”
  • Taco Shells”need now”
  • Cheese and Crackers”need now”
  • Peanut Butter and Cracker Sandwich Snacks” need now”
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Mayo
  • Relish
  • Ketchup
  • Any kind of side dish or meals that can be made on a hot plate or grill
  • Cases of water

Healthcare Items
Our Hygiene list is not only for our donation room but the school nurse.

  • Sanitary Pads
  • Diapers/Pull ups
  • Band aids
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Baby Wipes
  • Sun Screen
  • Chip stick
  • Any type of medicine product ( such as liquid Tylenol )
  • Combs
  • Brushes
  • Zip Lock bags gallon 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

Hygiene Items
Right now we are in good shape and don’t need Travel size hygiene products.Thank you

  • Tooth Paste,family size
  • Tooth Brushes
  • Hand wipes and Hand Sanitizer
  • Body Wash,family size
  • Deodorant
  • Hair ties
  • Barrettes
  • Dental floss
  • Mouth wash
  • Razors
  • Shampoo and Conditioner”we are totally out of”
  • Bars of Soap
  • Body Lotion”need now”

We want to Thank you now for thinking of our children. We appreciate everything you do for them. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call Darlene the Donation Room Coordinator Monday – Wednesday 8:00am to 2:00pm

To donate, stop by the school any day during school hours or use our Contact Us page to set up an appointment.

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