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School Supply Drive | Help Foster Youth with Back to School Items

It is that time of year again – we are kicking off our 4th Annual School Supply drive to help kids in all of our programs.  YOU have made a success for the past years. Last year you helped us provide over 100 kids school supplies through the start of school. Our need is greater this year and we have a goal to provide 150 kids supplies!

School supply lists seem to get longer and longer each year, we know we can’t provide everything to our kid but we can help with some of the key items.  Your support is beneficial for foster parent who has three teenagers in their home, to the Independent Living youth living on their home and to our home-based services families who often have to cut back on an already slim grocery budget to get supplies.

We recognize that some people love to shop and some don’t. Check out or list of most needed items below or you can easily donate online by clicking hereThe cost to provide one youth with essential supplies is approximately $65.

With your monetary donation we can fill in items we are short on through other donations and help purchase graphing and scientific calculators.

We welcome all new items but these are our most requested:

  1. New backpacks
  2. 1, 3 or 5 subject notebooks
  3. Black, blue or red pens
  4. #2 pencils, mechanical and regular
  5. Highlighters
  6. 1 inch binders
  7. Dividers (for binders)
  8. Book Covers
  9. Loose Leaf college ruled paper
  10. Graphing (TI 84+) or Scientific Calculators


This is a perfect collection opportunity for businesses or small groups. We would be happy to coordinate a pick up time for larger donations.

Any donation will help our kids, we would love to have a good portion of items by August 15th. But we actually accept these items year round.  Items can be dropped off at our office 1785 Big Hill Rd. Dayton, Oh 45439.

Questions? Contact Amanda Bush at abush@choicesfostercare.com or (937) 264-0084 ext. 137.

Checks can be made out to CHOICES and mailed to 1785 Big Hill Rd Dayton, OH 45439.

Help CHOICES provide over 150 kids back to school supplies!


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