Back to School

William G. Lockwood Memorial Fund Back-to-School Supply Drive

Child Guidance Center sponsors an Annual William G. Lockwood Memorial Fund Back-to-School Supply Drive which we give children 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.

2022 Donation Drive

All donations are needed by August 1, 2022.

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 the address below.

Child Guidance Center Foundation
Attn: Sherie Smith – William Lockwood Memorial
5776 St. Augustine Road
Jacksonville, FL, 32207

If you prefer to donate online, visit

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.