The resources required to provide abused and neglected children in care with a caring, stable environment take many forms. The needs of each child are as unique as their various situations. Non-monetary donations help us celebrate birthdays, holidays, and other important milestones in each child’s life. Donations also let us provide things that other children may take for granted, such as bedding and school supplies. Giving to the Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay ensures that no child is left without the resources needed to thrive.
Below are several ways in which you can help. Cash donations to be used towards the wish list are also accepted and can be made by clicking the Donate icon at the top of the page.
Children in the Guardian ad Litem Program range from Birth-23 and celebrate many milestones while in care. Personal gifts provide them with an opportunity to celebrate life events just as other children do. Some suggested donations are:
Children are often removed from the home with nothing but the clothing on their back or with only a few items thrown into a black trash bag as they are walking out the door. Children in the Guardian ad Litem Program need the same personal items as any other child…new shoes, hygiene products, school supplies, etc. These daily necessities help ensure they are well-adjusted and lead as normal a life as possible. Pinellas County leads in Florida for children placed in relative and non-relative care giver homes. These families receive the least support to care for a child and are often woefully unprepared to accept a new member into their household so quickly. Due to a lack of space for storage and the emergency nature of clothing needs, we request you provide monetary donations to help provide children with the clothing they need. Please consider donating the following daily necessity items we can store and distribute easily:
Clothing and Apparel
Please note that children adjust better when they are gifted new clothing.
Please note that we only accept new bedding for hygiene reasons.
Arts & Crafts
Items may also be donated for use by the Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay for silent auctions and fundraising events, such as: