Free Tools for Alachua County Students
A lack of materials infringes upon a student's potential for learning and creativity. Tools for Schools, a partnership between the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners and the Alachua County Public Schools provides teachers with a variety of essential materials at no cost to the students, with disadvantaged children in mind. Local businesses and households throw away many items that still have educational value. to them. Overstock and redundant supplies are sent to the landfill instead of being reused. In the hands of eager students, they can help realize math, science and language arts concepts.
Teachers are allowed to shop once a month at either the main Tools for Schools center or at the mobile unit, which operates from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Tools for Schools educates the community about recognizing the value of reusable materials and getting them into Alachua County classrooms. Their staff can help businesses and individuals recognize the beneficial effects on the waste stream.
For more information about donations, hours and locations, call 352-548-1297 or email [email protected]