Nicole Golden has been a teacher in Hillsborough County Public Schools for three years and works at Cleveland Elementary—one of our district’s 50 highest needs schools.

Not all her students have the supplies they need to succeed. She relies on Hillsborough Education Foundation’s Teaching Tools Resource Center—a store where Hillsborough County teachers in Title I schools can shop once a month—to help stock her classroom.

“I come to this store all the time. This is one of the first places I came when I was trying to build my classroom,” says Golden. “I have peace of mind that I can teach what I need to teach with the tools and resources.”

Last year, one shopping trip averaged $289 in supplies.

“When you don’t have to come out of pocket and have everything you need to teach and give your kids, it’s a great feeling! So, thank you!”