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.

Donations are accepted Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Questions about how to deliver your donations? Give us a call at 405-556-5082 or email volunteer@positivetomorrows.org.

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 shoes, especially boys ansd girls sizes 4 – 8
  • New shorts for boys and girls of all sizes, especially child XL
  • New short-sleeved t-shirts for boys and girls of all sizes
  • New underwear, especially child sizes 8 – 12
  • New training bras, girls sizes 4 – 16
Personal Care
  • Full-sized conditioner
  • Full-sized women’s deodorant
  • Full-sized hand and body lotion
  • Lice shampoo and spray (Rid brand preferred)
  • Full-sized body wash
  • Reusable shopping bags
  • New brushes and combs
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
School/Office Supplies
  • Copy paper (white and colors)
  • Coffee cups (12 oz., disposable)
  • Plastic cups
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic forks, spoons, and knives
  • 8 oz. bottled water
  • Band-aids (character-themed preferred)
  • Box Tops for Education – Download our Info Sheet and Table Tent.
  • Tyson Project A+ – Download our Info Sheet.
  • Laminate pouches
Gift Cards
  • Wal-Mart
  • Target
  • Homeland
  • Crest
  • Lakeshore Learning
  • Amazon
  • Visa gift cards for bus and van fuel
For Families
  • Laundry detergent
  • Can openers
  • Household cleaning supplies, especially kitchen and bathroom cleaners
  • Brooms and mops
  • New vacuum cleaners
  • New sheets (full and queen)
  • New bath towels
  • Heavy-duty laundry baskets
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!