On average, teachers spend $800 of their own money on school supplies for their students and classroom. The goal of Tools 4 Schools is to lower this cost to our educators.
Tools 4 Schools is an annual county wide school supply drive held in the summer. Individuals, organizations, and businesses are encouraged to become a part of this event by becoming drop-off points, donating supplies and/or volunteering time to help sort and distribute to teachers.
In April 2012, the Bailey Group Resource Depot opened. This is a permanent location, donated by The Bailey Group, which stores the collected supplies during the Tools 4 Schools drive and throughout the year. Teachers digitally submit supply requests throughout the school year. Filling orders serves as a service learning project for students.
Investing in Kids (INK!) is the direct support organization for the St. Johns County School District. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, INK! leads efforts to directly
benefit the educators and students within the school district. Our programs and events strive to provide the tools and resources that are necessary to help each child reach their full potential. Since 1994, Investing in Kids (INK!) has led the effort to cultivate success for students and teachers through funding, initiatives, and inspiration.