While most kids eagerly begin the school year with a new backpack filled with school supplies, thousands of students who attend Hillsborough County Public Schools will enter the classroom without these critical items.

Could you imagine starting your first day of school without even a pencil?


By hosting a supply drive at your place of business, you and your employees will be making a difference in the lives of 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 the shelves stocked in our Teaching Tools Store, which provides free school supplies to students all school year.

Click here to sign up as a supply drive host.

Questions?  Contact Denise Becker at [email protected]

At the end of your drive, please drop off the items collected at the Hillsborough Education Foundation office, 2306 N. Howard Ave. Tampa, FL 33607. Drop-offs can be made Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. If your drive collects more than one box truck load of supplies, we can pick it up. To arrange a pick-up, contact Denise Becker at [email protected]


Here are some printable materials you can use to promote your drive:



If you'd like to donate supplies as an individual, donations are accepted during business hours at the Foundation office, 2306 N. Howard Ave. Tampa, FL 33607. Drop-offs can be made Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. 

Here are some additional dates and addresses for public supply drop-off locations:

  • Aug. 3: FOX 13
    3213 W. Kennedy Blvd.
    Tampa, FL 33609
     
  • July 1 - Aug. 10: Hillsborough County Tax Collector's Office Locations

    AAA 
    1515 N. Westshore Blvd.
    Tampa, FL 33607

    Downtown
    601 E. Kennedy Blvd. 14th Floor
    Tampa, FL 33602

    Brandon
    3030 N. Falkenburg Road
    Tampa, FL 33619

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

    Plant City
    1834 Jim Redman Pkwy
    Plant City, Fl 33563

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

    North Tampa
    3011 University Center Drive, Suite 150
    Tampa, FL 33612


Not able to host a drive? Support our Virtual Supply Drive. All monetary donations will go toward keeping the shelves stocked in our Teaching Tools Store, which provides free school supplies to students in need all school year. 

 

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