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FUNDING & MONETARY DONATIONS

By choice, the Russell Home operates without the benefits of federal, state, or local funding, the purpose being to eliminate possible restrictions that would defeat the founding principle of the Home – that acceptance be based solely on the need for the service offered. Because it is a unique facility – the only one of its kind in Central Florida – there is always a shortage of space, but no child in need is ever turned away. Referrals come from churches, doctors, police departments, and the courts for permanent, part-time or interim care.

Thus, over the years, The Russell Home has captured the interest and the support of the surrounding community. Many of the local civic organizations donate their time, efforts, various commodities, and often provide for some specific need of an individual child or the home in general. Without such assistance, many of the material needs of the children could not be met. All funds are used directly for the care and benefit of the children. Mrs. Russell never received a salary for her work, nor does any officer or director of the Board. There are currently 21 paid employees serving as child care attendants, nurse’s aides, cooks, housekeepers, and maintenance personnel, and dedicated to providing the best possible care for the children. Current average income derived on behalf of the child, constitutes about 59% of the same-period expenditures.

The Russell Home relies on donations from the public for all expenses over and above such income. With the continuing need for services, and the ever-increasing cost of living, the Home will be more than ever dependent upon the generosity of the community, in continuing to serve the children in its care.

We are grateful for the substantial contributions from the following organizations:

How To Give

The Russell Home relies on donations from the public for all expenses over and above such income. With the continuing need for services, and the ever-increasing cost of living, the Home will be more than ever dependent upon the generosity of the community, in continuing to serve the children in its care. If you would like to contribute a monetary donation to the Russell Home, please fill out the following form. All donations are secure, and tax-deductible.

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SUPPLIES & FOOD DONATIONS

The Russell Home is always in need of certain household supplies, cleaning items, food stocks, and other items. Drop these off at 510 Holden Avenue or our Orange Ave Thrift Store.  Please call us for information about any current special needs. Thank you! This list changes frequently so please check back regular to see our current needs.

To download the Supplies and Food Donations list, please click on the button below.

Home and Office Items

Cleaning Supplies
  • Laundry Detergent Pods
  • Clorox
  • Lysol Spray
  • Lysol Wipes
  • Lysol Air Freshener
  • Soft Scrub with Bleach
  • Sponges
  • Dish Washing
  • Liquid Soap
  • Wet Ones
  • Cottonelle Wipes
  • Baby Wipes
Office Supplies
  • HP 950/951 Ink Cartridges
  • Epsom 126/127 Ink Cartridges
  • White copy paper 8.5 x 11
  • White out
Linens
  • Single White Fitted Sheets
  • Standard White Pillow Cases
  • White Bath Towels
  • White Wash Cloths
Paper Products
  • Sturdy Divided Disposal Plates
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Quart Freezer Storage Bags
  • Gallon Freezer Storage Bags
  • Solo Cups – Medium
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
Hygiene
  • Baby Lotion
  • Heavy Duty Nail Clippers
  • Latex or Vinyl Gloves (Med & Large Powder Free)
  • Stick Deodorant
  • Shower Spray
Extras
  • Heavy Duty Can Opener
  • Food Containers With Lids
  • Potato Peelers
  • Heavy Duty Kitchen Knifes

Food Items

Basics
  • Sugar
  • Peanut Butter (Creamy)
  • Fruit Spread
  • Low Fat Cheese Shredded
  • Low Fat Cheese Sliced
  • Almond Milk
  • Low Sugar Box Cereal
  • Quaker Oatmeal Large Tub (no single package please)
  • Lipton Tea Bags
  • Ground Coffee
Meats
  • Tuna
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • White Fish
  • Cod
  • Tilapia
  • Ground Beef
  • Bacon
Crackers & Noodles
  • Ritz Crackers
  • Cheez It
  • Saltines
  • Club Crackers
  • No Yolk Egg Noodles
Vegetables Frozen
  • Broccoli
  • Mixed
  • Brussell Sprouts
  • Green Beans
Dry Beans
  • Northern
  • Pintos
  • Black Eye Peas
Seasonings, Condiments & Oils
  • Smart Balance
  • I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • Mayonnaise Kraft/Hellman’s
  • Lite Ranch Dressing
  • 1000 Island Dressing
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Sweet Relish
  • Garlic Powder
  • Lowry’s Seasoning
Vegetables Canned
  • Stewed Tomatoes
  • Lima Beans
  • Kidney Beans
  • Ckickpeas
Soups
  • Chicken/Beef Broth
  • Cream of Celery/Chicken/Mushroom
Snacks
  • Water flavor packets
  • Snack Pudding Vanilla
  • Snack Pudding Chocolate
  • 100 Calorie Snacks
  • Canned Peaches
  • Canned Pineapple
  • Canned Apples
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Sugar Free Instant Pudding (Vanilla or Chocolate)
  • Sugar Free Jell-O
  • Crystal Light
  • Bottled Water
  • Flavored Coconut Water

Help us to continue serving those in need.