Wish List

We embrace diverse families with children touched by housing instability or homelessness and support their transition to a safe and stable home.

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 bridge housing

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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-bridge housing support to ensure a family's continued housing stability

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Employment Support Services

Wish List

Due to COVID-19 Dawning Family Services has currently limited the items we are accepting, and only asking for items that are necessary. We need the following items in this list.

*At this time, we can no longer accept gently used clothing*

 Household Items:

  • Gift cards to local gas stations
  • Gift cards to Walmart, Publix, Target, Dollar General, and/or Save-A-Lot ($10 increments)
  • Twin and crib sized (24×36 or 25×36) bed sheets
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Mattress protectors for twin bed
  • Comforters/blankets (twin sized)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Pot set
  • Trash bags (13 or 30 gallons)
  • Dish tray dryer
  • Trash cans (13 gallons)
  • Light bulbs
  • 9 Volt batteries and AA
  • Plastic plates/bowls/cups
  • Forks/spoons/knives
  • Paper products: tissues, toilet paper, paper towels
  • Broom/dustpan
  • Mop/ mop bucket with wringer

 Food Items:

  • Beans (Canned)
  • Chili (Canned)
  • Ravioli in Sauce
  • Cereal
  • Cooking Oil
  • Dry Milk
  • Granola Bars
  • Hearty Soups (Canned)
  • Juice Boxes
  • Mac n’ Cheese
  • Pasta
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rice
  • Salt, Pepper, and Spices
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Tuna (Canned)

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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.

Cassandra's Story

Meet Cassandra, a past Dawning Family Services client. Listen to her story, in her own words.