Harvest House seeks school supply donations for foster kids News
The Harvest House Closet is a great place for people to donate various items to help the foster children and foster families on Guam! When a foster child enters a foster home, they come with only what is on their backs. Foster families find it a great struggle to quickly get what the child needs, and it is a financial strain to buy an entire wardrobe and necessities for a child. The Closet provides the opportunity for every person on Guam to help clothe a foster child and support the family who opens their home to that child.
This website was made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Harvest House is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions. Please check with your accountant to determine if your contribution is tax deductible. Your gift will change the lives of those touched by addiction. Donations can be made by individuals, businesses, churches, nonprofit groups or other organizations looking to help make a difference. We maintain a food pantry for our community, providing complete, nourishing and healthy food.
For assistance, please check in with our cashier or ask for assistance from our helpful staff. Stay up to date on our mission, current events, items in need, and volunteer opportunities available. Donated backpacks with supplies will be available for foster care students to choose themselves throughout this weekend. Support Christian ministries that provide women and children with a place where victorious, independent living is the final objective. Please visit our Donate Financially page for more information.
- Since it is such a quick transition for the child and the family, we ask that all donations are in ready-to-use condition.
- Donations of gently used clothes, cribs, strollers, books and educational toys help us care for children living in poverty.
- The Closet provides the opportunity for every person on Guam to help clothe a foster child and support the family who opens their home to that child.
- Support Christian ministries that provide women and children with a place where victorious, independent living is the final objective.
- Adding to this year’s donation list, organizers also are requesting for new or used Lego sets, assorted pieces and mini figures.
Harvest House is one of the few nonprofit organizations in Sarasota to work towards the development, preservation, and management of affordable, service-enriched housing. We serve homeless families, young adults ages 16 to 24, and adults with a history of incarceration and substance abuse. Over 65% of clients in the Freedom program come to Harvest House directly from incarceration, and they arrive with very limited resources. Some of the first work they’ll do with their case manager is get copies of important documents that are needed for employment. The weekly program fee is $240 for men and $200 for women which includes rent, utilities, food, case-management, addiction recovery, life-skills classes, counseling, and career placement. We serve homeless families, youth ages 16 to 24, and adults with a history of incarceration and substance abuse.
All donations are deposited directly into the Harvest House account and are kept separate from general church funds. Ou can help a veteran receive healthcare, help a young mother provide clothing to her child, or help a student working towards an education. Donations of gently used clothes, cribs, strollers, books and educational toys help us care for children living in poverty.
The bus transportation system doesn’t cover all areas and isn’t always the fastest or safest mode of transportation. If delivering digitally, please contact Shaelina Holmes, Director of Development & Marketing, for instructions. Microsoft Office licenses, printers, and printer supplies would also be very helpful. Every gift, no matter the size, helps make it possible for us to continue these vital community outreach services.
Our current administrative space on one of our residential recovery spaces will allow us to have space for two more case managers, a staff meeting space, and a private counseling space. Taylor said the goal of this supply drive is to make sure all foster children, whether they are placed with relatives, foster homes or shelters, receive a backpack for the new school year. Guam’s foster children are preparing to head back to school and Harvest House is asking for the community’s help with donations for their 12th annual Back 2 School Supply Stash this week. Transportation is one of the most common barriers for families who have experienced homelessness. Harvest House provides bus passes for clients during the beginning of the program, but riding the bus can be an additional burden for someone working through countless other challenges.