Other Ways To Give

Seasonal Needs

Meet the needs of victims and children
throughout the year.

Spring Holidays

The spring holidays can be a great time to do something special for the parents and kids in shelter. You can host a drive for survivors  and theme it around Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter or Mother’s Day. Need ideas? Check out this page for our top needs.

Questions? Reach out to development@hubbardhouse.org.

Hurricane supplies

Around 120 survivors and their children reside in our emergency shelter at any given time. Your help is critical to ensure we’re prepared for major weather events. To help stock our hurricane supply closet, consider donations of the following items:

  • Paper products of all kinds: paper plates, napkins, toilet paper, paper towels, and paper cups. (most needed)
  • Plastic silverware (most needed)
  • Batteries (most needed)
  • Battery operated radios
  • Body wipes
  • Manual can openers
  • USB battery packs and cords
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • First aid items
  • Non-perishable food (most needed)

For safety reasons, an appointment is required to drop off donations. To schedule your drop-off time, please contact development@hubbardhouse.org or call 904-354-0076, ext. 281.

Donors drop off donations

Back to School

Summer is upon us and will be over before you know it. School supplies and gift cards for uniforms are ways you can help our families prepare for the new school year. Below are examples of school supplies that are needed by age.

Your donations go directly to kids living in shelter and in our outreach programs. When you’re ready to schedule your appointment to drop off school supplies, please email development@hubbardhouse.org. If possible, please try and drop off school supplies a week before school starts so families and staff can determine needs.


  • Learn to Write Writing Tablet
  • Jumbo pencils
  • Pencil pouch
  • Small book bag
  • Pencil sharpener (the ones with a top for shavings can be a lot less messy)

Grades K-5

  • Spiral notebook (various colors)
  • Wide notebook paper
  • #2 pencils and pencil sharpener
  • Pens (blue, red)
    Index cards
  • 3 hole, 2 pocket paper folder
  • Crayons
  • Composition notebooks (various colors)
  • Pencil pouch
  • Pink erasers
  • Stick and bottle glue
  • 3 ring 1’ binder
  • Highlighter (various colors)
  • Folders (various colors)

Grades 6-8

  • 3-ring 1.5’ binders
  • College Rule notebook paper
  • Spiral notebooks (various colors)
  • #2 pencils and pencil sharpener
  • Pens (blue, red)
  • Index cards
  • 3 hold, 2 pocket paper folders
  • Composition notebooks (various colors)
  • Ruler, Scissors, Geometry set
  • Pink erasers
  • Pencil pouch
  • Book bag
  • Dividers/Tabs for binders

Grades 9-12

  • Scientific calculator
  • 3-ring 2’ binders
  • College Rule notebook paper
  • #2 pencils and pencil sharpener
  • Pens (blue, red)
  • Highlighters (various colors)
  • 3 subject Spiral notebook (various colors)
  • Backpack
  • Dividers/Tabs for binders
  • Pink erasers
  • Ruler, Scissors, Geometry set
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers


A sweet treat for the children at Hubbard House!

Many children look forward to the costumes and candy on Halloween, but it isn’t safe for our youngest residents to trick-or-treat outside of shelter. So, we bring Halloween and trick-or-treating to them! Through generous donations of candy and costumes from people like you, the children in shelter stop by staff offices in their princess and superhero costumes and celebrate Halloween safely with us.

You can help the children at Hubbard House celebrate Halloween safely. Consider donating non-violent costumes and candy. Not sure what size costume to get? We often have younger kids in shelter so we usually need more in those sizes.

Drop-offs can be scheduled a few days before Halloween by emailing development@hubbardhouse.org.


Help a Survivor-Led Family to Have Happier Holidays.

Hubbard House accepts special holiday donations from the community for survivors and children served in shelter or through Hubbard House’s outreach programs. If, in addition to your regular end-of-year gift, you would like to make the holidays special for a Hubbard House survivor-led family, the options are many! Below are ways to help.

You can also help support us through food, toiletry, linens and other basic needs drives. We’re currently in most need of food for the shelter. Learn more here.

Thanksgiving & Holiday meal basket program

Shop for and then put together baskets of Thanksgiving and/or holiday dinner staples (packaged, non-perishable items and a grocery gift card for the turkey or ham) for local survivor families in need of support.

With your help, families will have a Thanksgiving dinner, including turkey and all of the fixings. Please see the shopping list below.
Baskets can be donated by appointment November 14, 15 and 16 at the Hubbard House Outreach Center, located at 6629 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216.

Please contact development@hubbardhouse.org in advance to schedule your drop-off appointment. For safety reasons, an appointment is required.

Due to limited refrigeration space, please no perishable food items. To assist us in distribution, please package your holiday feast in a box or brown grocery bags.

Smiling kid

Shopping List

  • Gift card for turkey/ham & bakery items ($25 increments)
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Stuffing mix
  • Jar or packet of gravy mix
  • Dinner rolls
  • Canned cranberry sauce
  • Canned sweet potatoes or yams
  • Canned corn
  • Canned green beans
  • Canned cream of mushroom soup
  • Fried onion rings
  • Poultry seasoning
  • White sugar
  • Instant tea
  • Aluminum foil
  • Turkey pan
  • Turkey bags
  • Desserts

Adopt a Family

Adopt and shop for one survivor-led family. Then deliver unwrapped gifts (purchased from their wish lists) to make your adopted family’s holiday happier.

Each year, Hubbard House heroes adopt up to 40 families in our Outreach programs. Each adopted family provides a wish list, which is emailed to donors in early November.

The estimated cost is $100-$125 per person in the family, so this may be a good option for a corporation, club or group. We ask that you donate new and unwrapped gifts and attempt to purchase all of the items on the list. Keep in mind these are likely to be the only presents a family will receive this year.

(Note: if this option is cost prohibitive, but you’d still like to support Hubbard House families, please see our Toy and Mommy Store options for shelter residents)

Donations of wrapping paper, tape and bows are appreciated.

Donations can be dropped off at the Hubbard House Outreach Center located at 6629 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32216. For safety reasons, an appointment is required for delivery.

We accept donations for this program Dec 6, 7 and 8.

To sign up for the program and schedule your delivery or you have questions, please contact volunteer@hubbardhouse.org.


Shelter Stores

Bring joy to an in-shelter child or parent!

Shh! It’s a secret to our in-shelter residents but our elves create two magical stores at the holidays – one for kids and one for parents. You and other members of our community are key to creating these magical wonderlands. Consider giving new toys or new adult gifts to stock our stores.

At the Survivor Store, in-shelter children shop for free for special gifts for their in-shelter parent. Some gift ideas include:

  • New household items
  • Beauty products and tools
  • Jewelry
  • New clothes
Shelter store

Think about what items you’d like to receive for the holidays and consider donating them.

In the Toy Store, in-shelter parents shop for their children for free. Thanks to the generosity of our community, parents in shelter have the opportunity to give presents to their children. These may be the only gifts a child receives and are guaranteed to bring joy.

Please, no toy guns, knives or other violent toys for any age.

For safety reasons, an appointment is required to drop off donations. To schedule your drop-off time, please contact development@hubbardhouse.org or call 904-354-0076, ext. 281.

Donations will be accepted by appointment Dec 13, 14, and 15 at the Hubbard House Outreach Center, 6629 Beach Boulevard, 32216 between 9:00am-3:30pm.

The last date we are able to accept toy and gift donations is December 15th. We ask this so that our families can plan for Christmas.

For the little ones (0-5), we recommend:

  • New Clothing/Pajamas
  • Shoes/Socks/Hats
  • Toddler Bed Linen
  • Sets/Mobiles
  • Blankets
  • Plush Toys
  • Baby Bath Tubs
  • Musical Toys / Bath Toys / Teething Toys / Pacifiers/Rattles
  • Soft Blocks / Play Mats / Sensory Toys / Soft Books / Puzzles / Stacking Toys / Music Box / Children’s Music
  • Shape Sorters / See-N-Say Play Set / Tricycles / Ride-on Toys / Push Toys / Toy Farm Set
  • Dress-up Clothing
  • Cars / Trains / Trucks

For children aged 5-10, we recommend:

  • Kitchen Play Set
  • Cash Register Play Set
  • Tea Set
  • Sports Balls and Equipment Bike / Scooter / Helmet / Pogo stick Jump Rope / Hula Hoop / Adjustable Roller Skates / Adventure Tent Set
  • Walkie-Talkies
  • Superhero Action Figures
  • Nonviolent Action Figures
  • Educational Games / Leapfrog / Flashcards
  • Books
  • Play-Doh / Pottery Kit / Kinetic Sand Washable Art Supplies / Jewelry-making Kit
  • Cars / Trucks / Trains (Regular & RC)
  • Disney Toys / Princess Dolls Baby Doll / Baby Alive Doll
  • Doll House
  • New Clothing (Regular & Dress-up)
  • Musical Instruments

The following gift ideas are great for teens (11-17):

  • Gift Cards: Walmart, Target, etc.
  • New Clothing/Shoes
  • Fashion jewelry / Watches / Purses / Wallets / Backpacks / Scented Lotion / Perfume / Cologne
  • Makeup / Makeup Organizers / Brushes Hair & Nail Accessories / Styling Tools
  • Books / Journals / E-reader
  • Headphones
  • Picture Frames / Bedroom Decorations
  • Sporting Goods / Sport Equipment Bikes / Skateboard / Roller Skates
  • Electronics

The following gift ideas are perfect for our Parent Store:

  • Sleepwear
  • Slippers (all sizes)
  • New Clothing (all sizes)
  • Makeup/Makeup Brushes
  • Purses / Wallets
  • Bath & Body Products
  • Jewelry/Watches
  • Books
  • Journal
  • Puzzles / Card
  • Games/Board Games
  • Hair Accessories & Styling Tools
  • Household Items
  • iPad/Tablet
  • E-Reader

Wrapping Paper, Ribbons, Scissors and Tape

Festive papers, suitable for all ages, accepted and appreciated! In-shelter moms and kids wrap their own gifts to keep holiday traditions strong. (Little ones get plenty of help.)

For safety reasons, an appointment is required to drop off donations. To schedule your drop-off time, please contact development@hubbardhouse.org or call 904-354-0076, ext. 281.

Meal prep