About the Program

Teachers in North Carolina spend an average of over $900 out-of-pocket on school supplies for their students each year. Tools4Schools seeks to help.

WakeEd Partnership’s Tools4Schools store provides FREE classroom supplies for nearly 11,000 teachers in North Carolina’s largest school district to ensure that all students in the Wake County Public School System have the supplies they need to focus on learning.


All educators and certified staff from Wake County Public Schools are invited to shop for free classroom supplies at Tools4Schools every quarter. You must sign up for an open time slot in order to shop at Tools4Schools.  We do not accept walk-ins.



  • WCPSS educators and certified staff can sign up for an open time slot to shop. Use the button below to sign up! No code is required, all Wake County schools are eligible.
  • Educators visit Tools4Schools during their assigned time and receive 100 points to spend on new and gently used classroom supplies each quarter.

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2023 Community Supply Drive


Tools4Schools is made possible by our generous community partners, donors, and corporate sponsors. As a community, it is our responsibility to ensure that all of our students receive the best education possible each day – and have the supplies they need to focus on learning. Today, we’re asking for your support as we stock the shelves at Tools4Schools with classroom supplies for nearly 11,000 educators and 160,000 students in 2022.

  • Use the donate button below to make a donation using a debit or credit card. 
  • Checks can be mailed to WakeEd Partnership at 1816 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604, with Tools4Schools on the memo line. 
  • For information about additional giving opportunities, including corporate sponsorships, contact, our President, Keith Poston

Host a Drive

WakeEd Partnership invites individuals, groups, and organizations to collect and donate new and gently used classroom supplies for Tools4Schools. Follow these steps to host a drive!

  1. Click here to register your Tools4Schools classroom supply drive!
  2. Click here to download our classroom supply drive kit and start collecting!
  3. Tag WakeEd Partnership and #Tools4Schools on social media!
  4. Schedule a time to drop off supplies! Send us an email ( to make an appointment.


WakeEd Partnership needs volunteers to help unpack and sort supplies, stock shelves, answer teacher questions, and more. If you or your family, club, or organization are interested in volunteering, use the volunteer button below to fill out our volunteer form online!

  • We need regular volunteers both during and outside of normal store hours, which are typically Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 7 pm.
  • Tools4Schools can regularly accommodate up to ten volunteers at once but can make special arrangements for larger groups.
  • All volunteers under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • All volunteers will need to complete a waiver. Waivers can be completed online or on-site.

Assemble a ToolBox

Purchase a Toolbox kit through WakeEd Partnership’s wholesale partner. The items are shipped to the location of your choice, where you host an event and assemble the kits. Once completed, kits can be dropped off at Tools4Schools to be distributed to WCPSS classrooms.

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