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

Teaching Tools is open for the 2022-23 School Year.

Shopping is by appointment only.

Our Teacher Portal is now open to schedule your shopping trip(s)!

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.

ONE- REPRESENTATIVE SCHOOLS

At One-Representative Schools, the principal assigns one shopper to serve as the designated shopper for the school.

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

VOLUNTEER-TO- SHOP SCHOOLS

All full-time HCPS teachers at schools we do not serve at Full-Service Schools and teachers at One-Representative Schools can volunteer 3 hours, up to two times per semester at the TTRC to earn a free shopping trip. Volunteers must follow our established safety protocols.

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.

Check out our Policies & Guidelines before you shop

Schedule your Shopping Trip

Contact Anna Corman at [email protected] or call (813) 574-0260
for questions or to schedule a volunteer opportunity at our Teaching Tools Resource Center.