Wish List

We create sustainable change in the lives of our community’s most vulnerable families.

Dawning Family Services incorporates programs and case management

to create a personalized plan for each family. The myriad of services include:

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Safe and secure shelter

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Housing search programs

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Prevention & diversion services

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Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) assistance

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Post-shelter support to ensure a family's continued housing stability

Wish List

Dawning Family Services welcomes the donation of items to provide to families who are staying in shelter or receiving supportive services. Please see the list below for our items for which we are currently in need. Unless otherwise indicated, items must be new and in original packaging.

Items in bold are items were are currently running out of and are in desperate need of.

Gift cards to local gas stations
• Gift cards to Walmart, Publix, Dollar General, and/or Save-A-Lot ($5 increments)
• HART Bus passes
• Kitchen utensils, dish sets, and pots-and-pans (may be gently used)
• Twin-, toddler-, and crib-sized sheets (may be gently used)
Pillows and pillow cases
Towels and washcloths (may be gently used)
• Blankets

• Liquid hand soap and liquid dish soap
• Shampoo and conditioner
• Feminine hygiene products
• Toothpaste and toothbrushes
All-purpose cleaning supplies and bleach (ex – 409 multi surface, Lysol)
AA Batteries

How To Donate Clothes

Dawning Family Services does not accept clothing donations at this time. We have however, partnered with an organization,
Charity Clothing Pickup, that will give a monetary donation to Dawning Family Services when they receive clothing donations from our referrals. Charity Clothing Pickup will pick up the clothes from your house.

To schedule a pick up with Charity Clothing Pickup, you must complete the form in the button below.
Included are specific instructions for ensuring that Dawning Family Services receives the monetary donation.
On the form, select YES, when asked "Do you have a referral", then type in our name, Dawning Family Services.

How To Donate Diapers

Dawning Family Services does not accept diaper donations at this time as we are limited on storage. We have however, partnered with an organization, The Junior League of Tampa, that will accept your diaper doantions and give them to orgnizations in need of diapers, including Dawning Family Services, free of charge.

To find drop off locations in Hillsborough County, please click on the button below.

In accordance with Internal Revenue Service guidelines, contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law, less any fair market value in goods or services that might have been received by the donor. Unless indicated above, no goods or services were received in exchange for this gift.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL DAWNING FAMILY SERVICES, INC., REGISTRATION (SC-01994) AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE FLORIDA DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES ON THEIR WEBSITE WWW.800HELPFLA.COM OR BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

Our Success Stories

Read a testimonial from Tara who shares the story about her homelessness and that of her sons, and the support Dawning Family Services provided to help her achieve housing stability.