Please consider making a donation to assist children and families impacted by Hurricane Ian in Southwest Florida (Circuit 20).

Monetary contributions can be made at any time to Children’s Network of Southwest Florida. In addition, we are starting a donation drive of much-needed goods and supplies for Southwest Florida families beginning Monday, October 3.

Donations can be dropped off at:

DCF Building
9393 N. Florida Ave. • Suite 1100
Tampa, FL 33612
POC: Callin Harper — 813-894-0573

Devereux Building
2807 W. Busch Blvd Tampa • Suite 106
Tampa, FL 33618
POC: Laura Reynolds — 813-373-1309

Needed items to assist families in Circuit 20 include:

Food and Water

  • Water (gallons or bottled)
  • Non-perishable food items
    • Breakfast cereal
    • Granola bars
    • Cookies
    • Crackers
    • Jerky
    • Ready-to-eat meats in cans or pouches
    • Canned vegetables
    • Peanut or nut butter
    • Trail mix
    • Canned meals such as spaghetti/pasta
    • Canned infant formula
    • Baby/toddler foods in jars
    • Hard candy
    • Bread
  • Dry pet food
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic utensils
  • Paper towels
  • Kitchen trash bags

First Aid Supplies

  • Aspirin, Tylenol, etc.
  • Bandages, adhesive
  • Gauze
  • Gloves, sterile, 2 pairs
  • Ointments, antibiotic and burn relief
  • Soap
  • Thermometer
  • Wipes, antibiotic

Linens and Clothing Items

  • Sheets
  • Towels
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Sports bras
  • Basic clothing items

Personal Hygiene Items

  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Baby wipes or cleansing clothes
  • Dry shampoos and conditioners
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toilet paper

Cleaning Supplies

  • Bleach
  • Buckets, 5-gallon, with lid
  • Household cleaners (fabuloso, comet, etc.)
  • Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Disinfectant dish soap
  • Gloves
  • Sponges, scrub brushes, etc.
  • Towels
  • Heavy duty trash bags

Additional Items

  • Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • Tarps
  • Insect repellent
  • Solar charging lights (small yard lights available at Dollar Tree)
  • Mobile Chargers


Children’s Network of Hillsborough is the nonprofit lead agency that manages the child welfare system in Hillsborough County. We collaborate with the community to protect children and preserve local families. Our team oversees a comprehensive system of care, including foster care, adoption, prevention services, kinship care, independent living, and more. Together, we can make a difference that lasts a lifetime.

Become a Foster or Adoptive Parent

In Hillsborough County, hundreds of kids have experienced abuse and neglect. These children, teens, and groups of siblings urgently need a safe, loving refuge. If you have ever felt called to open your heart and home to local children, please consider becoming a foster or adoptive parent now. Children’s Network of Hillsborough will be with you every step of the way. The need is great, and so are the opportunities to change a life for good.