Picture of tools (markers and crayons) hanging in aisle at Teaching Tools Resource Center, two teachers blurred out in the background, Hillsborough Education Foundation

Teaching Tools Resource Center

Shopping for the 2022-23 School Year is by appointment.

Empowering teachers with the resources and support you need to be effective in the classroom is critical for student achievement.

At our Teaching Tools Resource Center, teachers in Hillsborough County’s Title I schools can shop for free core school supplies and other resources. Our Teaching Tools Resource Center is managed and operated by Hillsborough Education Foundation and staffed by dedicated volunteers.

In-Person Shopping

School Year Appointment Timeframes

Monday, July 25, 2022Thursday, July 28, 2022
1:30-5:30 p.m. (must arrive by 4:45 p.m.)

Monday, August 1, 2022–Thursday, May 25, 2023
Mondays & Thursdays: 2:30-5:30 p.m. (must arrive by 4:45 p.m.)
Wednesdays: 3-6 p.m. (must arrive by 5:15 p.m.)
2nd & 4th Saturdays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (must arrive by 12:15 p.m.)

On average, it takes a teacher 45 minutes to shop. Please arrive at the beginning of your appointment timeframe.

For the last time slot of the day, we require teachers to arrive 45 minutes before the TTRC closes. 

Location

2306 N. Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: (813) 574-0260

Who Can Shop

Qualifying Hillsborough County Public Schools teachers are invited to shop for free supplies through our Teaching Tools Resource Center:

  • Full-time Teachers
  • Resource Teachers
  • Principals
  • Assistant Principals
  • School Psychologists
  • VE, PE, Art & Music Teachers
  • ESOL Teachers
  • Speech Therapists/Pathologists
  • Guidance Counselors
  • Media Specialists
  • Social Workers
  • Instructional Coaches

FULL-SERVICE SCHOOLS

All full-time teachers & designated faculty at HCPS Title I schools can shop from July through May per our current shopping process policy.

Click here to determine if your school is approved for shoppers as a Full-Service School.

VOLUNTEER-TO- SHOP SCHOOLS

All full-time HCPS teachers & designated faculty at schools we do not serve at Full-Service Schools can volunteer 3 hours, up to two times per semester at the Teaching Tools Resource Center to earn a free shopping trip. Call (813) 574-0260 for more info & to sign up.

DELIVER TO MY SCHOOL

33 select Title I schools in outlying areas of our county are eligible to have items shipped to their schools. Shoppers at these schools also have the option to shop in person at HEF.

Click here to determine if your school is approved for delivery.

How to Shop with Us

Eligible teachers may shop twice per semester (July-December & January-May) at the Teaching Tools Resource Center by making an appointment online.

If you are eligible for the Deliver to my School option, you may:

  • Order online (twice per semester) OR
  • Shop in the store (twice per semester) OR
  • Utilize (1) in-person shopping trip and (1) online order per semester.

Check out our Policies & Guidelines before you shop

Schedule your Shopping Trip

Contact Natalie Doig, Director of Teacher Resource Program at [email protected] or call (813) 574-0260 for questions or to schedule a volunteer opportunity at our Teaching Tools Resource Center.