2023 Back to School Drive
For a child experiencing foster care,Â normalcyÂ can look as simple as a new backpack or lunch box; andÂ healingÂ can be seen in the positive impact on that childâ€™s self-confidence as they start the school year feeling that they belong.
Starting immediately, Embrace Families isÂ accepting donationsÂ to help offset some of the financial stresses many caregiver families experience as the kids head back to school. Weâ€™ve asked our caregivers, and theyâ€™ve told us that newÂ backpacks,Â lunch boxesÂ andÂ water bottlesÂ will be most helpful as they prepare the children in their homes â€“ ages 2 to 18 â€“ to return to the classroom.
There are several ways to help!
- Click hereÂ to shop our Back-to-School Amazon wish list.Â (Please use gift message area to provide your name, address and email so that we can acknowledge your tax-exempt gift.)
- Click hereÂ to donate to ourÂ EmbraceCommunityÂ Back-to-School campaign.
- Or, if you prefer to shop locally, you canÂ drop off donationsÂ of new, unused items – Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm – atÂ 901 N. Lake Destiny Rd., Suite 400, Maitland, FL 32751. Please note that our office will be closed on July 3rd and 4th in observance of the holiday.
Time and again supporters, like yourself, step forward to show our communityâ€™s children that they matter and that we care. Â Can you help once again?