Our Needs

Positive Tomorrows is Oklahoma City’s only school specifically serving homeless children. We help remove the barriers unique to a homeless child’s life to make learning possible, such as meeting basic needs like food, clothing, school supplies and personal care items. It is also important to help homeless families make the changes they need to stabilize their lives. You can help provide a chance at a better life by providing the following supplies to help our students, families, teachers and school:

Student Clothing

*For clothing items, we currently need children’s sizes 4T-14, junior’s/women’s sizes 2-10 and men’s sizes Small, Medium, Large and Extra-Large.

  • New shorts for boys and girls in all sizes
  • New short-sleeved shirts for boys and girls in all sizes
  • New closed-toed shoes for boys and girls
  • Child belts sizes XS – XL
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • New swimsuits
Personal Care
  • African American hair products including:
    • Hair pomade and hair lotion, examples: this, this, and this
    • Combs and brushes
    • Rubber bands like these, these, or, these
    • Mane ‘n Tail, Creme of Nature, and Cantu shampoo, conditioner and hair dressing products
  • Full-sized conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Full-sized body wash
  • Bar soap
  • Lice shampoo and spray (Rid brand)
  • Reusable shopping bags
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • New beach towels for swimming lessons
School/Office Supplies
  • Bottled Water
  • Copy paper
  • Card stock (white and colored)
  • Hand soap
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Ziploc bags (sandwich, quart and gallon sizes)
  • Box Tops for Education – Download our Info Sheet and Table Tent.
  • Tapes for Education – Download our Info Sheet and Table Tent.
  • Tyson Project A+ – Download our Info Sheet.
  • Play-Doh
  • Laminate pouches
  • Coffee
  • Industrial trash bags
  • Toilet paper
Gift Cards
  • Wal-Mart
  • Target
  • Aldi or Buy For Less (for school lunch program)
  • O’Reilly’s (for school bus/van maintenance)
  • Lowe’s
  • Valero gas cards in $10 – $30 increments
  • Subway
  • Monthly bus passes
For Families
  • Household cleaning supplies (Windex, toilet cleaner, etc.)
  • New Vacuum cleaners
  • New sheet sets
  • New sets of towels
Food for School Lunch Program
  • Canned Food
    Fruit in 100% juice or light syrup, vegetables, ravioli, chili, pasta sauce (three #10 size large cans can feed the entire school of one food item)
  • Nonperishable food
    Pasta, peanut butter, crackers, pretzels, granola bars, cereal, ranch dressing, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise
  • Perishable food – can be donated with staff notice
    Fruit, vegetables (including salad lettuce), milk, bread (including english muffins, tortillas, bagels, etc.), cheese sticks, bagged shredded cheese
  • Ziploc bags in all sizes
  • New to-go containers for families

Check out our Amazon Wish List for other items we currently need.

If you would like to help in other ways, you can…
  • Contribute dollars to help ensure homeless children have a safe, stable place to learn. Donate now.
  • Give your time and special talents as a volunteer at our school. Tutors, classroom aids, recess attendants or one-time projects all help keep our school running smoothly.
  • Spread the word about Positive Tomorrows! To take a tour of our school, call us today!