It’s not “just a backpack.” It’s an opportunity.

At least 70% of public schools in Central Florida are considered high-need, and our teachers report more than half of their students arrive on the first day of school without all the necessary supplies to learn. Knowing this, teachers often purchase supplies out of their own pockets to ensure every child in their class has an equal opportunity to start the school year with success.

This summer, generous community businesses and groups have stepped up to help alleviate this burden on our teachers and the families of their students.

Each school supply collected and dollar raised has already made an impact. A Gift for Teaching places more than $65,000 worth of free supplies directly into the hands of local students every day.

Throughout the school year, eligible teachers have the opportunity to shop at a store, online, and through a mobile unit to bring back resources that meet their students educational needs as well as increase the variety and scope of daily projects in their classrooms – all at no cost.

Without access to these supplies for learning, student achievement, their interest in learning, and self-esteem are impacted – and the school year has only just begun!

To continue empowering teachers and inspiring future leaders with educational resources every month, consider joining A Gift for Teaching’s community of monthly donors. With your commitment to an automatic recurring $25 monthly gift, three classrooms can continue to have access to essential supplies a year.

A special thank you to the Top 5 Overall Drives and all of the amazing community partners for hosting a supply drive to keep our shelves stocked with essential supplies:

#1 Publix Super Markets

#2 Walt Disney World Resort

#3 AdventHealth

#4 Universal Orlando

#5 Enterprise Holdings

A Gift for Teaching
Acme Operations LLC
Addition Financial
Albu & Associates
Alliance One Inc.
Audacy/Winter Park Village
BBFF Book Club
BFARR Contracting
Bohemia Interactive Sim
Catalyst Design Group
Central Florida Building Inspectors
Central Florida Tourism Oversite District
Charles Schwab
Congregation Reform Judaism, Orlando
Darden Restaurants
David Weekley Homes

FFVA Mutual Insurance Co.
Florida Realtors
FPA of Central Florida
Gaylord Palms
Harbor House of Central Florida
HCA Florida
Holiday Inn Club Vacations
I-CON Systems
Massey Services, Inc.
Mission Control Team
Nelson Financial Planning
Newcomers of Central Florida
NFI Industries
Ocean Insight
Orlando Magic
Orlando World Center Marriott
PCEA Orlando Chapter 22
Perform Specialty

Pike Engineering
Pura Vida Engineering Services
Rebecca Steele
Representative Anna V. Eskemani
Representative Rita Harris
Siemens Gamesa
Signature Flight Support at JAX
Starz & Scenz inc
STIHL Southeast
United Community Bank
US Pro Tennis Association
Veritas Technology
Waterleigh Winter Garden
WELBRO Building Corp
Windermere Prep’s EduAid Club