Tax-free weekend is coming up August 3 – 5 and it’s the perfect time to save some cash on school supplies. And if you can afford it, donating supplies is a great way to help out your community. Just ask any teacher! Here are some places locally you can donate school supplies locally.
INK! (Investing in Kids)
Every teacher in St. Johns County can register (for free) online for school supplies through INK! (Investing in Kids), which is a local non-profit educational foundation. Teachers can request generic classroom supplies as well as items specific to their own needs or students in need. If you are a teacher in St. Johns County and would like more information, contact your school and ask about the “Tools 4 Schools” program by INK! or contact INK! directly here.
Donations for INK! (Investing in Kids) Tools 4 Schools Annual County Wide School Supply Drive are currently being accepted at over 30 Drop off locations including Coldwell Banker Premier Properties at any one of their offices in Northeast Florida or the following in St. Johns County:
Coldwell Banker Premier Properties Uptown St. Augustine: 128 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, FL 32084
CBPP SA Beach: 661 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080
CBPP World Golf Village: 559 W Twincourt Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32095
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida are accepting donations July through August 3, however, any donations that come in after August 3rd will be distributed as needed throughout the school year.
Drop off supplies Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5 pm. Locations include:
St. Augustine Boys & Girls Club: 555 West King Street, St. Augustine, FL 32206
Beached Boys & Girls Club: 820 Seagate Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32250
Boys & Girls Club General Service Center or NFL YET Club: 555 West 25th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206
*Please note that some locations hours may change due to Summer Break after July 28. Call 904.396.4435 (General Service Center for current location hours)
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of St. Johns County
As we gear up for the upcoming school year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Johns County will be hosting a School Supply Drive from July 23 – August 3. All of the donated items will stay in St. Johns County and will be donated to the children in our BBBS program! Supplies can be dropped off at 1400 Old Dixie Hwy Suite A, Saint Augustine, Florida, 32084.
What We’re Looking For:
- #2 Pencils
- Box of tissues
- 8-Package of Washable Markers
- Glue Sticks
- Pocket folders
- College Ruled Spiral bound Notebooks
- Copy Paper
- Blue pens
- Red pens
- Lined paper wide ruled
- Bliunt tip scissors
- Pencil case
- Pink erasers