Back to School Drive
Your help is needed to ensure children recovering from abuse are prepared for the academic year and have a bright future ahead.

We are striving, with the community’s generous help, to provide our families with both emotional healing and any extra support we can give.

That’s why this academic season is perhaps more important than ever to hundreds of children in our care.

Last year more than 2,000 children and their families received services from Kristi House. Services have remained 100% free to families since founding, critical since most of the families seen at Kristi House are very low-income, do not have insurance, and have no other place to turn for help. In our 28 years of service, we have treated 24,290+ children and trained 157,000+ adults, children, and professionals.
Donate New Items
  • New school supplies are needed for all ages, as detailed on the Supplies List.
  • Gift cards (Visa, Walmart) are also needed to help families with uniforms and other items to be school-ready.
  • Drop off supplies and gift cards anytime, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, at our main location: 1265 NW 12 Ave. Miami, FL 33136.
Host a Drive
  • Use the flyer below to host a drive at your location, office, or center. We can pick up donations or you can drop them at our main location: 1265 NW 12 Ave, Miami, FL 33136.
Shop our Wish List
  • Donate exactly what we need by shopping our Back-to-School Amazon Charity List. Items will be shipped directly to Kristi House. Please email us your Amazon receipt so we may send you an in-kind donation letter.
Make a Donation
  • You can donate directly to Kristi House’s Back to School Fund so we can ensure every child has exactly what they need to set them up for success. 
  • Gift cards (Visa, Walmart) are also needed to help families with uniforms and other items to be school-ready.


School supplies are needed for children of all ages and grades. Over half of all Kristi House clients are teenagers.

  • Backpacks
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Colored Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Highlighters
  • Pencil Pouches
  • Erasers
  • Sharpeners
  • Rulers
  • Protractors
  • Scissors
  • Pocket Folders
  • Binders
  • Index Cards
  • Glue Sticks
  • Graphing Calculators
  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • Graph Paper
  • Watercolor Paints
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Composition Notebooks

Drop-Off: Donations can be dropped off at Kristi House (1265 NW 12th Ave. Miami, FL 33136) from Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm. Email with your expected drop-off time. Contact us to arrange a pick-up.

Deadline: We ask to have all donations by August 4, 2023, in time to sort and organize all supplies for Kristi House’s school supply distribution.

Contact: Kristi House’s Volunteer Manager:, (305) 547-6869.

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School Supply Drive Flyer

Download the following flyer to use in your efforts. If you would like a custom flyer for your drive, please contact us.

Download: Image, PDF

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