Donate School Supplies

150,000 Reasons to Help Erase the Need—Donate School Supplies Today

More than 150,000 students in Hillsborough County Public Schools qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Many students don’t have some of the most basic supplies—paper, pencils or a backpack—they need to be organized and ready to learn.

To help our students and families who need a little assistance, we provide teachers in our Title I schools with the essential tools necessary to support academic achievement.

Eligible teachers may visit our Teaching Tools Resource Center once a month to pick up supplies for free.

Your donations can positively impact a student’s life, an entire classroom and the future of our community.

Donate school supplies, young girl in classroom, writing on desk, Hillsborough Education Foundation

Donate School Supplies


You can easily donate school supplies online by purchasing items from our Amazon wish lists and having the much-needed supplies delivered directly to Hillsborough Education Foundation.

You can choose items from our Teaching Tools Resource Center supply list to help stock our shelves with supplies for students.

Or you can support a classroom by buying bundled items like packs of pencils, a box of paper or two dozen backpacks. We will distribute your donation to a classroom with the highest need.

You can also donate to Hillsborough Education Foundation by shopping on Amazon Smile. If you designate “Hillsborough Education Foundation” as your charity of choice, a portion of any purchase you make at any time will help us carry out our mission to strengthen public education in Hillsborough County.


If you’d like to donate supplies in person, donations are accepted Monday through Friday during business hours at our office, 2306 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607.

Host a drive

A supply drive is a great way to make a difference by giving students in need the educational tools to succeed in school. When you host a supply drive at your business or civic organization, your donation helps us keep the shelves stocked in our Teaching Tools Resource Center, which provides free supplies to teachers and students.

Check out this list of the 18 most-needed items.

While many drives are organized in the summer to help get students ready to go back to school, there is an ongoing need for supplies throughout the school year.

To help you get started with your drive, here is a flyer you can use to promote your event.

Collected supplies may be dropped off at our office or we can arrange to pick up large quantities of items.

Mother and children showing school supplies collected for the Hillsborough Education Foundation
Donations from a local business for HEF

Donate Your Business Surplus

Do you have supplies or products at your office that aren’t being used but are taking up space? You can donate it to Hillsborough Education Foundation. Everyone benefits when you take time to donate your unwanted items—teachers and students could use it in their classrooms, you could use it as a tax deduction and promote your business as being green because you’re doing your part to keep it out of the landfill.

Please check out this list of items that are most useful for students and teachers, and easily stored and distributed by Hillsborough Education Foundation.


If you would like to help support students and teachers in Hillsborough County, your gift of any amount can help fund our programs and support our mission to strengthen public education. Here are some examples:

  • $10 can provide 200 pencils.
  • $25 can provide one filled backpack.
  • $50 can provide personal care items for 1 classroom.
  • $100 can provide 2 classrooms with art supplies.
  • $225 can provide 4 classrooms with STEM materials.
  • $500 can provide 770 books for a school library.

Click here to donate to Hillsborough Education Foundation.

Mother and children showing school supplies collected for the Hillsborough Education Foundation

For questions, to sign up to host a drive or arrange a pickup, please contact:

Laura Grucza
Resources Development Manager
Phone: 813-574-0274
Email: [email protected]