Wish List

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.

Personal Gifts

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:

  • Movie passes
  • Fast food restaurant gift cards
  • Shopping gift cards

Daily Necessities

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.

  • Boys: Undergarments, socks and pajamas in sizes S-XXL.
  • Girls: Undergarments, socks and pajamas in sizes S-XXL.
  • Bras and underwear for teenage girls in all sizes, Juniors 0-15/16.
  • Baby clothing in all sizes
  • Gift cards to TJMaxx, Ross, Kohls, Walmart, or Target.

Hygiene Products

  • Full size hair care products, including shampoo, conditioner, styling products, barrettes, combs and brushes. Products are needed for hair of all ethnicities such as Pink, Lustre Silk & Motions.
  • Lotions, make-up, nail care items, perfume, manicure and pedicure sets, etc.
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Girls shaving foam
  • Body wash
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Shower caps
  • Face scrubs

Bedding
Please note that new bedding is preferred for hygeine reasons.

  • Twin sheet sets
  • Crib sheets
  • Twin Bedding in a Bag sets
  • Pillows
  • Pillow cases
  • Comfy throws for each child’s personal use - Girls’ and Boys’ styles, funky and fun
  • Any bedding trends seen in your standard department or discount stores are always welcome

Arts & Crafts

  • Canvases
  • Paint - water color or acrylic
  • Markers
  • Glitter
  • Colored glue
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Construction paper
  • Glue Sticks
  • Tissue paper
  • Ribbon
  • Coloring books
  • Stencils

School Supplies

  • Pencils
  • Markers
  • College & Wide Rule Paper
  • Colored Pencils
  • Pens (red, blue & black)
  • 1" &2" Binders
  • Highlighters
  • 3x5 Cards
  • Multi Colored Folders
  • Glue (liquid & stick)
  • Erasers
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Pencil Boxes
  • Dividers
  • Protractors
  • Composition Books
  • Calculators (Simple and Graphing)
  • Rulers
  • Hand Soap, Hand Sanitizer, Boxes of Kleenex
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Bowls
  • 1qt. and Gallon Baggies
  • New or Gently Used Book Bags/Back Packs

Items may also be donated for use by the Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay for silent auctions and fundraising events, such as:

  • Gift Cards
  • Fine Wines
  • Cultural Arts Tickets
  • Medical/Dental Services
  • Sports Items
  • Art
  • Spa Treatments
  • Attraction Tickets
  • Jewelry
  • Vacation Rentals