Every year we sponsor the William G. Lockwood Memorial Fund Back-to-School Supply Drive, where we give students a bag filled with the necessary items for returning to school. Unfortunately, many children who come to us for help do not have the means to obtain school supplies independently. Too often, this results in the child having difficulties in school due to embarrassment, low self-esteem, and lack of motivation to excel. Providing these supplies increases attendance, academic performance, and encouragement through promoting self-esteem. Your monetary or gift-in-kind donations are greatly appreciated. It is only through the generosity of support from community partners like you that Child Guidance Center can continue to provide services for children and adolescents. Items needed include glue sticks, pencils, colored pencils, markers, watercolor paint, crayons, wide-ruled loose paper, rulers, pocket folders, theme books, three-ring binders, and pens. In addition, items with business logos on them are welcome.
2023 Donation Drive
All donations are needed by August 18, 2023. This year we desperately need backpacks, college and wide-ruled paper, spiral notebooks, and crayons. Many clients cannot afford pencils, notebooks, or a backpack. Now picture that child having low self-esteem and lacking motivation because they are embarrassed. You can help them succeed by donating to Child Guidance Foundation’s William G. Lockwood Memorial Back to School Drive. In-kind donations, including items with business logos, are greatly appreciated. If you prefer to make a monetary donation, here is what your money will buy:
- $15 = school supplies for 3 Elementary or Middle School students
- $25 = Backpack with supplies for 2 High School students
- $50 = Backpack with supplies for 4 Elementary and 4 Middle, or 7 High School students
This project solely depends on the generosity of the community in which these children live. Consider partnering with us in preparation for this year’s school supply drive. Child Guidance Center is proud of our creative solutions for promoting success in the young lives we serve.
How to Donate
Checks, cash, and donations may be mailed to or dropped off at CGC’s Main Office at:
Child Guidance Center Foundation
Attn: Sherie Smith – William Lockwood School Supply Drive
5776 St. Augustine Road
Jacksonville, FL, 32207
Please don’t hesitate to call Sherie Smith at 904-476-4610 for further information. Child Guidance Center is a nonprofit 501 (c)3 organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.