Teachers spend approximately $860 of their own money on schools supplies each year*

With Tools 4 Schools, INK! helps teachers get the resources they need for their classrooms.

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Teachers spend approximately $860 of their own money on school supplies each year*

With Tools 4 Schools, INK! helps teachers get the resources they need for their classrooms

What is Tools 4 Schools?

Through this community-based classroom supply initiative, INK! aims to reduce the out-of-pocket expenses of St. Johns County educators–and to ensure that their students have the necessary tools to be successful in the classroom.

Throughout the school year, teachers can order the classroom supplies they need for free. Orders are filled and delivered to their schools by INK!

Tools For Schools
  • According to a *2023 Teacher Spending Survey conducted by AdoptAClassroom.org, teachers nationwide spend approximately $860 out-of-pocket on supplies for their classroom.
  • We strive to reduce the out-of-pocket expenses educators in St. Johns County spend on the essential tools students and teachers need for success in the classroom.
  • Tools 4 Schools operates out of a permanent location donated by The Bailey Group, providing year-round storage for collected school supplies.
  • Individuals, organizations, and businesses are encouraged to participate in our yearly, countywide supply drive by hosting or organizing, serving as a drop-off location, donating supplies, or volunteering.

To get involved in Tools 4 Schools, please contact Maureen Wilt at maureen.wilt@tjohns.k12.fl.us or (904) 547-7120.

During the 2022-23 school year, INK! filled and delivered over 1,950 teacher-requested orders of school supplies and educational materials with a total value in excess of:

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Listen to the podcast

Talking Tools 4 Schools with The Bailey Group. Deb Croft and Becky Cromwell of The Bailey Group join Jim and Ian to discuss their engagement with Tools 4 Schools and INK! . Tools 4 Schools is an annual county wide school supply drive used to support teaches within the St. Johns County School District. The Bailey Group is a huge supporter of INK! and Tools 4 Schools. Learn how and why they’ve chosen to support this wonderful initiative.