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(Broward County, Fla) – Broward Education Foundation recently delivered $12,000 worth of donated school supplies free of charge to teachers at Flamingo Elementary in Davie.

“Young people in need at Flamingo Elementary now have the tools they need to succeed,” said Christina Fischer, Chair of Broward Education Foundation. “We are committed to equipping students for success and there is a great need for school supplies throughout the year in our district’s Title I schools.  She continued, “With the addition of our mobile unit, we’ve increased our ability to serve those teachers and schools that do not have easy access to our Tools for Schools Broward center in Pompano Beach.”

Broward Education Foundation established Tools for Schools Broward center to provide

students in need with free school supplies in 2010. Teachers at Title I Broward County Public Schools shop free, twice a year, for their students and classrooms. Since opening its doors nearly 7 years ago, donations to Tools for Schools Broward center have benefited almost half a million students and teachers. In partnership with Kids in Need Foundation, local businesses and community leaders, Broward Education Foundation facilitated the distribution of more than $1.5 million in essential supplies for students attending Broward County Schools.

“With the recent influx of students from storm-ravaged areas, basic school supplies are needed more now than ever,” said Frank Mandley, Tools for Schools Broward Committee Chair. “We accept donations throughout the year. Glue sticks, pencils, pink erasers, notebook paper, two-pocket folders, and 100-page composition books are in short supply and high demand.”

A $50 cash donation will fill an entire backpack with much needed school supplies or supplies can be dropped off at Tools for School Broward center at 2300 West Copans Road in Pompano Beach. For more information about Broward Education Foundation’s Tools for Schools Broward center, visit, email or call 754-321-2034.


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 $3 million to Broward County schools, serving as the catalyst for educational excellence.

For more information, call 754-321-2030, visit, like our Facebook page at or follow us on twitter @BrowardEdFound.