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

Despite the very challenging times we find ourselves in, Kristi House has continued to provide services to children and their families remotely during the pandemic without interruption. We have found that the struggles of families who were already facing socio-economic stressors have been compounded by the pandemic. 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 1,500 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 26 years of service, we have treated 20,250+ children and trained 130,000+ adults, children and professionals.
Donate New Items
  • New school supplies are needed for all ages, as detailed on the Supplies List.
  • Gift cards for Target and 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
  •  We can provide you a large box for your business or home to make it easier for you to collect supplies. We will happily pick them up or you can drop them at our main location: 1265 NW 12 Ave, Miami, FL 33136.
  • We can customize a flyer that can be co-branded to help spread the word about your efforts.
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 for Target and 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

Donation Box: Do you need a donation container to collect supplies? We’d be happy to provide.

Drop-Off: Please schedule a drop-off at Kristi House (1265 NW 12th Ave. Miami, FL 33136) with your donation anytime Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm. Email to schedule. Contact us to arrange a pick up.

Deadline: We ask to have all donations by August 3, 2021 in time to sort and organize all supplies for Kristi House’s school supply distribution.

Contact: For more information, please contact Kristi House’s Volunteer Coordinator, Ashley Port:, (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: PNG, PDF

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