Getting Started

It is easy to become a shopper at our Teaching Tools Store. Just follow the simple steps below. We look forward to your first visit.

Determine if your school is approved for shoppers. Click here for a full list of eligible schools and their shopping designations 

Full Service Schools

Fill out this Policies and Eligibility Form and bring it to the Teaching Tools Store on your first visit.  You will check-in at the front desk when you arrive. You must show a photo ID each time you shop – (once a month) Hillsborough County employee photo identification or driver’s license is accepted.

One-Representative Schools
At One-Representative schools the Principal assigns one shopper and one alternate shopper to serve as the designated shopper for the school. This shopper can shop for $1000 or more in free school supplies once per month (July – May). Click here to see a list of One-Representative schools. 

Volunteer-to-Shop Schools
All full-time Hillsborough County Public School teachers at schools that we currently do not serve full-service (including those at One-Representative schools) can volunteer 3 hours a month at the Teaching Tools Store to earn free shopping trips worth more than $200. Contact Kirsten Donohue at or (813) 463-4280 at the Teaching Tools Store to schedule a volunteer opportunity at the Store.