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.
School Year Appointment Timeframes
Monday, July 25, 2022–Thursday, 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.
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
- Assistant Principals
- School Psychologists
- VE, PE, Art & Music Teachers
- ESOL Teachers
- Speech Therapists/Pathologists
- Guidance Counselors
- Media Specialists
- Social Workers
- Instructional Coaches
All full-time teachers & designated faculty at HCPS Title I schools can shop from July through May per our current shopping process policy.
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.
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.