Tools for School is BACK!
Gearing Up for Back to School with The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc., Tools for School Campaign
Each year, The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools invites the community to participate in the Tools for School campaign supporting BCPS students by hosting a supply drive or purchasing and donating basic supplies and resources to help students gain confidence as well as reduce stress and anxiety. Research shows that when students have the basic tools they need they will be educationally prepared for learning and more likely to succeed. The Tools for School campaign also provides teachers with additional tools for teaching and learning in their classroom helping to eliminate the financial burden placed upon them of spending money from their own pockets.
By hosting a school supply drive and/or simply purchasing and donating supplies the foundation is able to distribute them to our educators for our students less fortunate. BCPS educators are able to select necessary supplies and resources by visiting one of our two collaborative educator resource centers called the Exchangeree: Gizmos and Gadgets Galore. The Exchangeree is a multi-faceted initiative with four campaigns supporting Baltimore County Public Schools students directly via their full-time teachers and support staff. One center is in partnership with Merritt Companies, located in an industrial business park at Windsor Mill and the second is in partnership with Federal Realty and is located at THE AVENUE in White Marsh. Both centers providing supplies and resources at no cost to BCPS educators for their students throughout the entire year.
If you are interested in supporting the Tools for School campaign, we offer several ways to participate:
- Visit any of the three (3) shopping registries where items have been preselected:
For ease of use, the foundation has created registries at the following locations: Amazon, Target, and Walmart. In order to receive free shipping, minimum purchasing requirements are subject to each vendor. Most vendors require membership. If you would like to make a simple monetary contribution, a link to the foundation’s “Give” web page is also provided.
o Amazon Registry
o Target Registry
o Walmart Registry
Please request delivery to:
BCPS Office of Logistics | The Education Foundation of BCPS
9611 Pulaski Highway, Suite 301
Baltimore, MD 21220
Monetary Donation (via credit card or PayPal)
- Visit the EDFoundation’ s website, educationfoundationbcps.org and click on Exchangeree at the banner to register to donate and drop off the supplies every Thursday -10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Exchangeree: Gizmos and Gadgets Galore at Windsor Mill, 2034 (F) Lord Baltimore Drive, Windsor Mill, Maryland 21244 or every Tuesday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Exchangeree: Gizmos and Gadgets Galore at THE AVENUE at White Marsh 8150 D Honeygo Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland 21236. The Tools for School campaign extends through Labor Day (September 6, 2021).
TOOLS for SCHOOL LIST of SUPPLIES:
Book Bags | Binders (3-ring) | Blunt Safety Scissors | Colored Pencils | Composition Books !
(College/Wide Ruled/Primary) | Composition Books (College/Wide Ruled) | Crayons (Packs of 8 or 24) | Decks of Cards (Regular Playing Cards/Flash Cards) | Dividers | Erasers (Cap for Pencils) | Erasers (Wedge) | Folders (With/Without Brads or Pockets) | Glue | Glue Sticks | Grid Paper | Highlighters | Markers (Packs of 8 or 12 and Thin and Thick) | Mechanical Pencils and Lead | Modeling Clay | Notebook Paper (College Ruled) | Notebook Paper (Wide Ruled) | Pencils (Pack of 12) | Pencils Cases | Pencil Pouches | Pencil Sharpener | Pens (Pack of 12) | Play-dough | Post-It Notes | Protractors | Rulers | Reward Stickers | Scissors | Sketchbooks | Spiral Notebooks (College/Wide Ruled) | Watercolor Set w/Brush
Help our students prepare for tomorrow with tools to build their future…participate in the Tools for School. Thank you for your generosity!
The Foundation is a 501 C (3) tax exempt, nonprofit organization, under IRS regulations to attract and direct public financial contributions to programs and activities of the school system in support of quality education for all children. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.