Back to School

Help a child with special needs get ready for a great school year!

CDTC’s Annual Back to School Drive kicks off in July. We need your help filling backpacks for more than 800 boys and girls!

You can help by starting a collection at work, school or any small businesses you frequentOr simply purchase a few supplies at one of the awesome sales and drop them off.

Tips for collecting during COVID:

  • Co-workers are working remotely or your group no longer meets in person, use money apps or the mail to collect cash donations and assign one person to shop.
  • Worried about shopping in the store or can’t get to CDTC to drop off donations, shop online and have the items shipped directly to CDTC. Mark them Attn: Back to School.
  • Still not sure how to help? Make a donation to our Back to School Campaign at the bottom of this page.

Delivering Supplies

Delivery Deadline: August 6th.

Please schedule your delivery in advance so we may assist you when you arrive. Contact Vickie at 954.728.1095 or

Deliver to: CDTC | 1401 S Federal Hwy | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


To promote social distancing and limit contact, we will not be holding our traditional distribution event. The Center will instead be hosting small brigades in our parking garage for pre-registered clients the week of August 10th.

Families will check in from their car, while a small group of volunteers select and load backpacks into their trunk for quick, contactless delivery.


SIGN UP HERE  to help pack and distribute supplies.

*To keep volunteers and families safe, all volunteers must pre- register online and will be required to undergo a screening and wear a mask while working.