School Supply Drive

Each day, more than a dozen new children across Arizona come into foster care and 2-3 youth ʻage outʼ of the system. These children, along with the families we serve, are among our most vulnerable population. They work hard to make ends meet and often face limited financial resources, with no safety net or family support. One unforeseen incident, like our current public health crisis, can leave these youth and families jobless, facing eviction, without childcare, and even hungry. Deciding whether to buy school supplies or food this month is a no-brainer for most.

With support from our communities, Arizonaʼs Children Association has remained open and dedicated to providing these children and young adults with safe families and the means to be successful. Though, the cancelation of our fundraisers and added resources and emergency relief has stretched our budgets thin. Our reserve of school supplies and computers for them has diminished over the last few months and there is still a need.

Wish List Items:

  • Backpacks, lunch boxes & water bottles
  • Laptops
  • Filler paper
  • Graphing paper
  • Composition books
  • Sketch books
  • Pens, pencils & mechanical pencils
  • Markers, crayons & colored pencils
  • Glue
  • Index cards
  • Scissors
  • Erasers
  • Pencil cases
  • Rulers
  • Dry erase markers
  • Hand sanitizers & tissues
  • Face masks & more!

Now, more than ever, our youth are in need of computers and other forms of technology to continue online learning in the face of COVID-19. Consider making an in-kind or monetary gift, no matter the size, to contribute to these efforts. Gift cards would also be appreciated.

To make things simpler, we invite you to shop our Amazon Wish List for school supplies and other essential items to benefit our children and families during this difficult time.

Questions? Please contact or call 602.350.6662.

On behalf of our children and families, THANK YOU for your support!

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