• How to Donate

    The Pinellas Education Education Foundation maintains an account for the HEAT Team so that we are able to accept monetary donations in the form of a check. Please make your check payable to the Pinellas Education Foundation and please write the Homeless Project on the memo line of your check. Please send your check to the following address:

    Pinellas Education Foundation
    12090 Starkey Road
    Largo, FL 33773

    All money donated is directly deposited into a special fund that is only used for homeless children and their families. We plan to use the funds for several needs including purchasing bus passes, obtaining birth certificates, and assisting with school-related needs.


    Please see our "Wish List" of needed items below. Please call one of the following staff members if you would like to donate some items. Thank You!!!

    Stephanie Lawson
    Cell: 727-638-3229

    Dr. Patricia Williams
    Cell: 727-423-1479

    Sue Hennessey
    Cell: 727-638-3281

    Michelle Hood
    Cell: 727-423-5967

    Christine Cantrell
    Cell: 727-278-6119


    School Supplies
    • Backpacks
    • Calculators
    • Paper
    • Crayons
    • Markers
    • 3 ring notebooks
    • Pocket folders
    • Composition notebooks
    • Spiral notebooks
    • Bus Passes - $4.50 each per day
    • Platinum Youth Weekly Passes - $12.50 each per week
    • Gas Cards – any amount
    • Auto repair and donation (as need basis)
    Food Donations
    • Publix and other Grocery Gift Cards
    • Baskets /Boxes

    o Food (non – perishable)

    o Paper products (paper towels, napkins)

    o Cleaning supplies (laundry)

    o Personal care (soap, shampoo, deodorant, female hygiene, etc.)

    o Baby items/supplies

    o Baby food, formula, pampers, pull-ups, etc.

    • Clothing (adults & children)

    o Underwear (adults & children)

    o Shoes (especially children's sneakers)

    o Uniforms

    o Outer wear (jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, etc.)

    o Socks

    o Accessories

    • Bedding

    o Blankets

    o Towels

    o Bed linens

    • Emergency Assistance

    o Child care – infants to 3 years old

    o Motel vouchers-requesting vouchers be $75 or more

    o Employment opportunity Pre-employment – Assist with skills,
       resume, interviewing skills, haircuts, teeth/dental and clothes

    o Medical/dental

    o Legal aide ( donation in-kind)

    o Christmas and birthday gifts as needed All Donations are Tax