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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.

If you have questions about Tools4Schools, please contact Keith Poston at tools4schools@wakeed.org.

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SHOP

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 sign up for an open time slot to shop. Use the buttons below to sign up! Ask your school’s Principal for the required access code.
  • Educators visit Tools4Schools during their assigned time and receive 100 points to spend on new and gently used classroom supplies each quarter.

STORE LOCATION

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!

Questions? Email us at tools4schools@wakeed.org.

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!

DONATE

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 Gift

Make a tax-deductible gift and let 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.

Donate Supplies

WakeEd Partnership is collecting new and gently used classroom supplies to fill the shelves at Tools4Schools. Donations can be dropped off by appointment – email us at tools4schools@wakeed.org to schedule a drop-off time.

Click here to view a list of our most-requested items!

Amazon Wishlist

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.

VOLUNTEER

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 Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-5pm.
  • 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.
  • WakeEd is following COVID safety recommendations, so masks are required for all staff, volunteers, and visitors at Tools4Schools. We are also limiting the number of people in the store at one time.

Questions?

If you have questions about Tools4Schools, contact:
Keith Poston, President of WakeEd Partnership
(919) 780-5206 | tools4schools@wakeed.org

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  Raleigh, NC 27609 | (919) 821-7609

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