Buy Essentials

Essentials Drive

The Children’s Development Academy (CDA) serves nearly 200+ children (ages 1 – 5 years) daily from our community who might not otherwise receive a high quality early education. They also receive 2 meals and a snack daily.

Your group can help by supplying some of the most-needed items for our program. Your contributions allow more of the CDA’s funds to go to scholarships to serve more children.

We are so appreciative!

For more information call 770-992-4339 x205 or email

How Can You Help?

  • As a group, spend some time learning about CDA and the children we serve. Our website ( is a great place to start.
  • Review the needed items and decide what items you want to collect.
  • Discuss how your group will collect or purchase the needed items. Feel free to invite others (neighbors, co-workers, etc.) to donate as well. Focus on getting new items.
  • Set a date to bring your donations together. Once you’ve gathered the items, spend some time talking about the children who will receive them and how they will benefit from your generosity.
  • Call 770-992-4339 x205 or email to schedule a time to drop off your donation.
  • Take pictures and share with us on social media @cdakids

Needed Items

  • Individually Wrapped Healthy Snacks (Goldfish, Graham Crackers, pretzels, etc.)
  • Bottled Water (miniature size or regular) or gift cards to purchase water and lighten your load
  • Zip Lock Bags (sandwich size and gallon size)
  • Batteries (especially AA, AAA and C12)
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Laundry detergent (he)
  • Jumbo Crayons
  • Washable Colored Markers (Broadline)
  • Copier Paper (White and Multi Color)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Kleenex/Facial Tissues
  • School Glue
  • Glue Sticks
  • Construction Paper multi-color (9”x12” & 12”x18”)
  • Books appropriate for 1 – 5 year olds, especially multi-cultural books (Can be gently used)