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S.T.A.R.S. of West Orange
...was organized to coordinate community donations of 
back-to-school supplies for public elementary school students
in need in April of 2003. In 2005 middle and high schools were
added to the list of recipients. A list of basic supplies is
complied from the schools' delegates, purchased and allocated
to the schools for distribution to their students. S.T.A.R.S. is a volunteer organization.

S.T.A.R.S. Board Members
Our current Board Members are:
Paul Caswell (Wedgefield K8 School)
Val Dobson (Metro West Elementary School)
Dorcas Dillard (Professional Opportunities Program for Students, Inc. and Gosselin Realty)
Allisha Douglas (Team Elliott Education and SunRidge Elementary School)
Sandra French (West Oaks Mall)
Peter Gibson (The John Maxwell Team)
Jolynn Quicutis (Washington Shores Elementary School)
Sarah Siegel (Florida Virtual School)

S.T.A.R.S. Steering Committee
is comprised of a delegate and alternate from each of the schools where S.T.A.R.S. offers backpacks and supplies. They serve as liaisons between S.T.A.R.S. and their building's administration.

Want to donate supplies for students?
Here are some items that we collect to give to students:

Elementary School:
  • Backpack
  • Crayola 24 ct crayons (must be Crayola brand)
  • Number 2 Pencils 
  • 2 Pocket/3 Prong Folders
  • Spiral Notebooks (wide ruled)
  • Composition Books (wide ruled)
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Large Pink Eraser
  • Index Cards
  • Glue Sticks 
Middle/High School:
  • Backpack
  • Colored Pencils or Markers
  • Number 2 Pencils or Mechanical Pencils
  • 2 Pocket/3 Prong Folders
  • Spiral Notebooks (college ruled)
  • Composition Books (college ruled)
  • Highlighters
  • Large Pink Eraser
  • Glue Sticks
  • Blue or Black Ball Point Pens
Some schools request special items such as:
  • Student size, blunt tip scissors
  • Pencil Boxes or Pouches
  • 2" Binders and Dividers
  • Boxed tissues
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Baby wipes
  • Rulers
  • Copy paper
  • Bandaids
Want to join the Board?
Fill out this Board Information Sheet and return it to

S.T.A.R.S. of West Orange has been endorsed by the West
Orange Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Public Schools
Board of Education and the West Orange Ministerial Association. S.T.A.R.S. was recognized by OCPS Community Relations
Department as an Outstanding Business Partner in Education
and also was named the recipient of the Greater Orlando
Business Ethics Award (GOBEA) in 2007 by the Central Florida
Society of Financial Service Professionals and received the State
of Florida Commissioner of Education's Award for Outstanding Business Partner in 2008. In 2009, S.T.A.R.S. received Reviewed Status by the Community Foundation of Central Florida.

What students, parents & teachers have to say...

Thank you very much for our backpacks and school supplies.
My mom was very thankful. I feel happy on the first day of
school because of you guys. Thank you for the book bag. I
was looking for one every where but I couldn't find one. God
bless you guys. - Student

...Your wonderful gift of backpacks and supplies is certainly appreciated by our child and us. The words "thank you" simply
cannot express our depth of gratitude for such thoughtfulness.
We are confident {our child} and schoolmates will have great
success this year and we attribute their positive start to you. - Parent

...Thank you for your generosity this year. You provided my
fifth grade students with supplies that many of them wouldn't
have had otherwise. ....The parents were thrilled and, as a
teacher, I can honestly say that having the needed supplies
here provided all of us a smooth start. We are grateful and
thank you with our hearts. - 5th Grade Teacher

Thank you so much for the book bags full of supplies you
packed for our students. That was such a great help because
my students have all their things and they don't have to go
around asking other students for a pencil or paper, or to
borrow crayons. - 3rd Grade Teacher

S.T.A.R.S. provides backpacks and basic school supplies for economically disadvantaged students in Orange County, Florida.

For more information e-mail us at:
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You can choose to mail a check or money order to the volunteer center at the following address:

S.T.A.R.S. of West Orange, Inc. 
9401 West Colonial Drive, Suite 106
Ocoee, FL 34761-6803
... a $10-$12 donation provides a backpack
and a set of basic
school supplies for
one student.
S.T.A.R.S. accepts donations of any amount, as well as gifts-in-kind.

In-Kind Donations
... of backpacks and
school supplies can
also be made. Please contact us at
for details and specific information.

YOU can help
... by making a tax deductible donation
to S.T.A.R.S. or by contacting S.T.A.R.S.
to coordinate a drive at your school, place
of business, church,
civic club or organization.