Help us erase the problem. Host a Supply Drive today.

While most students eagerly begin the school year with a new backpack filled with the necessary school supplies, thousands of our students in Hillsborough County Public Schools will enter the classroom without a backpack or any school supplies.

How can these students succeed when even a pencil is out of reach? 

By hosting a Supply Drive at your place of business, you and your employees will be making a difference in the lives of our students in need by giving them the opportunity to begin the school year with their own backpack filled with supplies. Plus, your donations will help us keep our shelves stocked to provide free supplies to our students throughout the school year. To get started, click on the link below. 


Sign up to host a Supply Drive

If you would like more information, contact Denise Becker at or (813)574-0287. 


Supply Drive Promo Kit

Once you've decided to host a supply drive you can use these resources to help get your team involved:

Supply Drive Flyer

Ready-to-Use Donate Supplies Here Poster (11x17)

Donate Supplies Here Poster (11x17 - customize to include your Supply Drive details)

15 Most-Needed Items List

Extended Supplies Needed List

At the end of your Supply Drive, please drop off items collected at the Hillsborough Education Foundation Office, 2306 North Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33607. Drop-offs can be made Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 and 4 p.m.

If your drive collects more than one box truck load of supplies, we can pick it up. Contact Denise Becker at to arrange a pick-up. 

Drop-off Locations

If you would like to donate supplies as an individual, donations are accepted during business hours at our office at 2306 North Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33607, or at one of these locations: 

Hillsborough County Tax Collector's Office (through Aug. 7): 
- AAA/Westshore: 1515 N. West Shore Blvd.
                              Tampa, FL 33607

- Brandon: 3030 N. Falkenburg Road 
                  Tampa, FL 33619

- Downtown: 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. 
                     County Center, 14th Floor
                     Tampa, FL 33602

- East Tampa: 2814 E. Hillsborough Ave. 
                       Tampa, FL 33610

- North Tampa: 3011 University Center Drive, Suite 150 (Behind Baymont Inn)
                         Tampa, FL 33612

- Plant City: 1834 Jim Redman Parkway
                    Plant City, FL 33563

- South County: 3002 E. College Ave. 
                          Ruskin, FL 33570

- Drew Park: 4100 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
                      Tampa, FL 33614


(Video Courtesy of the Tampa Bay Arts & Education Network)