Current Needs List

 The Children First Leadership Academy is always willing to accept donations for its students and their families. Below is a list of items needed.

Clothing

Please remember that new clothes are preferred. Very gently used clothes will be accepted. Used underwear, socks, or shoes cannot be given to the children.

  • Tops in all sizes – Polo Shirts in solid colors of grey, navy blue, black, or light blue (CFLA’s school colors).
  • Bottoms in all sizes – Shorts, Slacks, Skirts, Skorts, Dresses, Capris, or Jumpers in solid colors of navy blue, tan/khaki, or black.
  • Socks in all sizes – Solid colors of white, grey, navy blue, black, or light blue.
  • Shoes in all sizes– Sturdy, safe, and close-toed. Preferably tennis, running, or walking shoes.
  • Underpants in all sizes
  • Hoodies, Coats, Sweatshirts, and Sweaters in all sizes – Solid colors of grey, navy blue, black, or light blue
  • Training and larger bras
  • Pajamas in all sizes
  • Play clothes, shoes, and other clothing for parents and siblings not attending CFLA

Food

Family size packages/cans/plastic jars are best but everything is accepted. The average family size for CFLA students is 8. Food boxes are prepared for daily and weekend distribution to ensure the children and their families are able to eat healthy and nutritious meals. Cans that pull open, food that can be made in a microwave, warming tray, hot plate or a grill are especially appreciated.

  • Cereal – Cold 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
  • Corned Beef
  • Canned Beef Stew
  • Chili With Beans
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Pasta
  • Pudding (Single-Serve)
  • Juice Boxes
  • Granola & Breakfast Bars
  • Fruit Cups
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Graham Crackers
  • Rice Cakes
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Bags of Noodles
  • Any Kind of Soup, Especially Cream and Vegetable
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Canned Fruit
  • Goldfish Single and Family Size
  • Jello 8 Pack
  • Instant Coffee/Regular Perk Coffee (for the teachers) & Tea Bags
  • Taco Shells
  • Cheese and Crackers
  • Peanut Butter and Cracker Sandwich Snacks
  • Rice
  • Cases of water
  • Plastic silverware
  • Healthy snacks that the children can eat at their desk in between breakfast and lunch.
  • Any kind of milk: dried, almond, soy, rice.
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Cookies
  • Boxed Jello and Pudding to make at home.

Healthcare Items

The Healthcare serves both the Donation Room and the Health Aide’s Office.

  • Sanitary Pads
  • Diapers/Pull ups
  • Band Aids
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Baby Wipes
  • Sun Screen
  • Chap Stick
  • Tylenol, Motrin and Cough Syrup
  • Tums
  • Zip Lock Bags – Gallon Size
  • Room Spray
  • Foot Powder
  • Cotton Balls
  • Q-Tips
  • Tweezers
  • Baby Powder
  • Large Pads to Lie On Bed

Hygiene Items

Family and travel sizes are needed so that families can be served and children can have their own personal hygiene kits to take home with them. Asterisked items are in greatest demand.

  • Tooth Paste: Both Sizes
  • Tooth Brushes *
  • Hand wipes *
  • Body Wash: Family size
  • Deodorant Men and Women: Both Sizes
  • Combs Laundry detergent
  • Paper Towels
  • Wash Cloths
  • Dish Soap
  • Chlorine Wipes
  • Brushes
  • Dental floss
  • Mouth Wash: Both Sizes *
  • Razors
  • Shampoo & Conditioner: Both Sizes **
  • Bars of Soap: Both Sizes*
  • Body Lotion: Both Sizes*

Thanks to all of our generous neighbors and friends for your continued donations and support and for putting the children first. All that you do for them is appreciated. If you would like more information please call CFLA’s Donation Room Coordinator, Darlene, from Monday – Wednesday 8:00am to 2:00pm at (602) 712-0500 X15038.

To donate, stop by the school any day during school hours or Contact Us  to set up an appointment. Please make sure you allow enough time to take a tour of our awesome school!