Children’s Resources Program

We help ensure that children in our housing programs do not miss out on critical after-school and extracurricular enrichment activities simply because their families are on a tight budget. This long standing program provides our children with school supplies, access to summer camps, music lessons, and field trips. We even send children to local STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs to encourage their education in science and math.

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School Supply Drive

Our school supply drive is underway! Thanks to your generosity last year, GSH was able to assist 98 youth with backpacks and school supplies. We only need the following items for the 2017/2018 school year.

  • NEW Backpacks (no wheels or corporate logos)
  • Regular size kindergarten backpacks (large enough to fit pocket folders) (mini backpacks are adorable, but are too small)
  • Dry Erase Markers (chisel tip)
  • Pink Bar Erasers
  • Pencils (no mechanical)
  • 3″ X 3″ Post It Notes
  • 5 or 8 Subject Divider Tabs
  • Scissors (pointed)
  • Glue Sticks (no liquid glue)
  • 12 count Crayola Colored Pencils
  • Scissors (blunt and sharp)
  • Marbleized Composition Notebooks
  • Loose leaf paper (college and wide ruled)
  • 3 X 5″ index cards
  • 1, 3 and 5 subject notebooks
  • Pocket folders (with AND without bards)
  • Ink Pens – blue, black, red, and green
  • Zippered Pencil Pouches
  • Earbuds and Headsets
  • Scientific Calculators
  • Pencil sharpeners with covers
  • 1 inch, 1 1/2 inch, 2 inch and 3 inch 3-ring binders
  • Crayola markers (thin or thick)

Please shop our Amazon wish list to have the order directly shipped to GSH OR purchase items at a local retail, and drop off new donations to Betsy at 8305 Richmond Hwy., Ste. 17B, located in the Mt. Zephyr Business Complex. Thank you to our community supporters who will host a school supply collection site in the month of August – Hollin Hall Curves, Hollin Hall Senior Center, Good Shepherd Catholic Church (Virginia), and Mount Vernon At Home to benefit GSH’s children with new backpacks and school supplies. Items should be delivered by August 21, 2017, to provide time for volunteers to stuff backpacks for distribution the following week.