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Tools for Schools supports students and teachers in Title 1 schools

(Broward County, FL)– Broward Education Foundation is actively recruiting local businesses, educational institutions, chambers of commerce, municipalities and civic organizations to sign up for the annual Tools For Schools Broward back to school drive.

Broward Education Foundation established Tools for Schools Broward so teachers from Title 1 schools can have access to free school supplies for their students and classroom twice a year. More than 9,500 teachers and students have benefited from Tools for Schools Broward since its inception.

“A vital program like the back to school drive ensures underserved students are better equipped with the basic tools needed to enhance learning in the classroom,” said Thomas Severino, CEO and president of Broward Education Foundation. “We are grateful for the continued participation, support and generosity the community and local businesses extend to us.”

Broward Education Foundation will deliver collection bins to participating businesses and pick them up when they are full. For more information about Tools for Schools Broward, email or call 754-321-2034.

Many of the children served by this program lack the basic school supplies that most children take for granted and others have supplies because their teachers have spent their own money on classroom purchases. While these essential supplies provide students with an increase of self-esteem and an equal learning environment for all, they also make it possible for teachers to enhance classroom activities.

Tools for Schools Broward is a collaborative effort between Kids in Need Foundation, the Broward County School District, local businesses and community volunteers. During the past academic year, Tools for Schools Broward donated more than $1.1 million worth of school supplies to Broward County Title I School teachers and their students.

School supplies that are needed include 100-page composition books, glue sticks, 24-pack crayons, dry erase markers, colored pencils, two-pocket folders, pink erasers, filler paper, pencils and pencil cases.

Donations also can be dropped off at Tools for School Broward, 2300 West Copans Road in Pompano Beach, and monetary donations can be made to A $50 cash donation will fill an entire backpack with much needed school supplies.

About the Broward Education Foundation:

Established in 1983, the nonprofit Broward Education Foundation (BEF) aligns with Broward County Public Schools by providing support for innovative teaching to advance Pre K-12 achievement; critically needed educational materials for Title I school teachers and students, and scholarships for qualified high school seniors. Each year, the Foundation contributes more than $2 million to Broward County schools, serving as the catalyst for educational excellence.

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