How to Help Kids Near You

Kids entering foster care often have only the clothes on their backs, seldom have a toothbrush, and carry the few belongings they have in a trash bag. But there’s hope for these children in need.

Eckerd Raising Hope’s mission is to provide children and families with emergency and transitional needs 24/7, while promoting their well-being and preserving their dignity. To support this mission, Raising Hope is recruiting Hope Raisers – community partners and volunteers who can help!

Foster and homeless children need YOU! Everyone can do something!

Donate Today!

Your monetary donation will ensure the shelves are stocked with clothes, shoes, hygiene items and school supplies when the next child enters a Room of Hope.
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Sponsor Raising Hope

Corporate, group and individual sponsors are needed to keep the Rooms of Hope operating 24/7 for kids in need.
Become a Sponsor

Donate Your Birthday

Instead of birthday gifts this year, ask your family and friends to donate to Eckerd Raising Hope on your behalf. Contact us and we will set you up with your own personal collection page.
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Hope Raisers can volunteer in a Room of Hope, host a fundraiser, organize a donation drive and make many other valuable contributions. Individual, corporate and group volunteer opportunities available.

Donate Items for Kids

We accept items from individuals, companies or groups. See the list below (or in PDF format) for our most needed items – these items are always in highest demand! Drop off your items at any of our Locations. If you have a question about the items we can take, please call (855) 450-HOPE (4673).

Wish List

Clothing Items*
Clothing – new and gently used
Socks – new
Undergarments – new
Pajamas – new
Athletic shoes or sneakers – new
*All infant, children & teen sizes are needed

Toiletry Items
Shampoo & conditioner
Hairbrushes & combs
African-American hair products
Razors and shaving cream
Feminine hygiene products
Lice treatment

Body wash, lotion & deodorant
Toothbrushes & toothpaste

Baby Items
Sleepers and onesies
Diapers, pull-ups & wipes
Baby shampoo, wash & lotion
Baby bottle & pacifiers – new

School Supplies
Notebook paper & folders
Crayons, pencils & markers

Other Items
Duffel bags

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