donation drives

providing critical resources


gathering community essentials

Donation drives are critical to A New Leaf’s programs. They provide the most essential needs for the children, individuals, and families who are most in need in our community.

We cannot accept gently used or worn items. We work with local community organizations that do accept gently used goods, and we are happy to refer you to them. Just call us at (480) 464-4648.

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current drive: back to school

School’s out!  With kids home for the summer, A New Leaf is gearing up to collect supplies for their return to school in August.  See below for the supplies needed to help children in need succeed.

Families are in urgent need, so please call (480) 464-4648 today to arrange your donation.

Please note we can only accept brand new and unopened items

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  • Backpacks (all ages, designs, colors)
  • Lunch bags
  • Pencil pouches (soft pouches/cases only)
  • Blank year school planners
  • Memo pads
  • Dry erase boards (8.5″ x 11″ or 5″ x 7″)
  • Dry erase marker & eraser sets
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Two-pocket folders
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  • Color Pencils (8ct-12ct only)
  • Washable Markers (8ct – 12ct only)
  • Dot markers
  • Crayons (8ct – 24ct sizes only)
  • Glue sticks
  • Glue bottles
  • Pencils (12ct-24ct boxes only)
  • Highlighters
  • Pens (blue and black only)

personal protective equipment

  • Disposable masks
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Travel hand sanitizer
  • Pocket tissue packs
  • Wet ones (travel size)
  • Glass cleaner
arts and crafts
  • Canvas
  • Tempera paint (refill bottles)
  • Paint brushes
  • Drawing Pads
  • Construction Paper
  • Pompoms, googly eyes, glitter, popsicle sticks, other crafting supplies
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workplace donation drives

You can hold a donation drive at your office, place of business, or faith-based organization. The donations help the individuals and families in A New Leaf’s programs start their journey to independence. If you have questions, need help brainstorming ideas, or help promoting the donation drive, please call (480) 464-4648.

Please note we can only accept brand new and unopened items

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annual drives

january, february & march: paper & hygiene

Diapers and wipes, full-size shower gel, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, paper plates, napkins, plastic utensils.

april & may: non-perishable food

Canned meats and vegetables, canned soup, peanut butter, baby formula, 100% fruit juice boxes, ramen, cereal, packaged dinners, bottled water.

Must not be expired. Non-family sized items preferred.

june & july: back to school

Backpacks, journals, pencils, notebooks, three-ring binders, paper, calculators, glue, scissors, crayons, two-pocket folders.

august & september: pillows, linen & kitchenware

New pillow cases, mattress covers, twin and full white sheet sets, towels, face cloths, pots, pans, dishes, small appliances, utensils.

october, november & december: holiday giving

Holiday Adopt-a-Family, gift cards, toy drive, socks, underwear, warm clothing.

donation locations

monday-friday: 9am-4pm

east valley

A New Leaf’s Donation Center

2245 W. Ella Street, Building A, Mesa, AZ 85201

west valley

Riverboat Acres/Bingo

18300 W. Bell Road, Surprise, AZ 85374


Administrative Office

868 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203

have used donations?

Unfortunately, A New Leaf cannot accept used donations. Please call us at (480) 464-4648 for our current list of community partners who can accept your donation.

we can help

Natalie Weaver
Philanthropy Administrative Assistant
(480) 464-4648