Tools 4 Schools is a community-based classroom supply initiative.
We help teachers get the resources they need for their classrooms.
TOOLS 4 SCHOOLS
On average, teachers spend approximately $750 of their own money on school supplies for their students and classrooms.* The goal of Tools 4 Schools is to reduce this out-of-pocket expense to our educators and make sure that they and their students have the tools they need to be successful in the classroom.
Throughout the school year, teachers can order classroom supplies from Tools 4 Schools at no cost. Orders are filled and delivered to their schools by INK!
Each summer, a countywide school supply drive is held to collect new supplies for our classrooms. Individuals, organizations, and businesses are encouraged to participate by hosting or organizing a supply drive, serving as a drop-off location, donating supplies and/or volunteering time to help sort and distribute supplies to teachers.
Supplies can be purchased online by shopping through INK!'s AmazonSmile Charity List here.
Tools 4 Schools operates out of The Bailey Group Resource Depot, a permanent location donated by The Bailey Group, which provides year round storage for collected school supplies.
For more information on Tools 4 Schools, please contact Jim Wheeler at (904) 547-7121 or [email protected]
*A 2021 survey by AdoptAClassroom.org of 5,400 teachers nationwide found that teachers spend on average $750 out-of-pocket on school supplies.