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Tools for Schools supports students and teachers in Title 1 schools

(Broward County, Fla) – The new Broward Education Foundation’s Tools for Schools “School Supplies on the Move” mobile unit recently made a stop at Pines Lakes Elementary in Pembroke Pines so teachers at this Title 1 school could shop for supplies. The teachers picked up thousands of dollars worth of donated school supplies free of charge.

“There are teachers at some schools that cannot make it to our Tools for Schools retail center in Pompano Beach. For their convenience, we mobilized our mobile unit to deliver much needed classroom supplies to those schools,” said Christina Fischer, Chair of Broward Education Foundation. “Access to essential school supplies leads to increased student self-esteem, which enhances learning in the classroom. It’s a win-win for underserved students and their teachers.”

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.

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.

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

School supplies that are most 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. For more information about Tools for Schools Broward, email mari-lee.baxter@browardschools.com or call 754-321-2034.

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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.

For more information, call 754-321-2030, visit www.browardedfoundation.org, like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/browardeducationfoundation or follow us on twitter @BrowardEdFound.

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