Teachers in North Carolina spend an average of $526 out-of-pocket on school supplies for their students each year.
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.
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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.
HOW IT WORKS
- WCPSS educators and certified staff can sign up for an open time slot to shop. Use the button below to sign up! No code 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.
1660 Piney Plains Rd, Cary, NC 27518
Tools4Schools is located on Piney Plains Road in Cary, just off of Walnut Street, across from the Crossroads Shopping Center – the former location of the Crossroads Ford dealership. Look for our Tools4Schools signs!
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WHAT’S IN STOCK?
Classroom supplies available at Tools4Schools are purchased by WakeEd Partnership with the help of generous funders or donated by community partners. Click the button below to see a list of items that are generally in stock.
“My teammate and I went to Tools4Schools this afternoon. It was amazing!!! Thank you WakeEd Partnership for putting it all together! I can not wait to go again next quarter! Thank you from the bottom of my teacher heart!“
Thanks to a Challenge Matching Grant from the 4Others Foundation, ALL donations to Tools4Schools made between October 20 and December 31, 2022 will be DOUBLED up to $25,000! You can help us meet that goal with your gift.
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.
Make a tax-deductible gift and help us stock the shelves at Tools4Schools with our most requested items at bulk prices! Use the donate button below to make a donation using a debit or credit card. Checks can be mailed to WakeEd Partnership at 3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27609, with Tools4Schools on the memo line. For information about additional giving opportunities, including corporate sponsorships, contact our Fundraising Chief, Lisa Mead. For sponsorship levels, please click Tools4Schools Giving Levels
WakeEd Partnership is collecting new and gently used classroom supplies to fill the shelves at Tools4Schools. Donations can be dropped off at Tools4Schools , WakeEd Partnership, or at a drop off site.
Click here to view a list of our most-requested items!
Shop from our Amazon wishlist to ship items most-requested by our teachers right to the shelves at Tools4Schools. Shop from our wishlists linked below and select our Tools4Schools address at checkout.
HOST A DRIVE
WakeEd Partnership invites individuals, groups, and organizations to collect and donate new and gently used classroom supplies for Tools4Schools.
HOW TO HOST A CLASSROOM SUPPLY DRIVE:
Follow these simple steps and start collecting classroom supplies in your neighborhood, workplace, congregation, civic group, or school.
STEP ONE: Click here to register your Tools4Schools classroom supply drive!
STEP TWO: Click here to download our classroom supply drive kit and start collecting!
STEP THREE: Tag WakeEd Partnership and #Tools4Schools on social media!
STEP FOUR: 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 7pm.
- 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.
3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27609 | (919) 821-7609