Ready for Back-to-School

Help local students start the school year excited and prepared to learn with supplies to call their own.

Sponsorship opportunities are available to be recognized throughout the entire Ready For Back-to-School initiative.

Back-to-School Drive

From July 5 – August 10, be a part of Central Florida’s LARGEST supply drive!

Support Students: Hosting a virtual and/or physical supply drive is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3! Invite family and friends to support your drive or create company teams for friendly competition.

Collect Supplies: Here’s a tool kit to help get you started! Community drives and fundraisers provide one-third of A Gift For Teaching’s annual distribution of supplies to teachers and students.

Donate Today: Make a direct impact! Help more local students feel excited and prepared to be back in school, so learning can occur for all.


Back-to-School Telethon

Watch us LIVE on WKMG News 6 for a one-day special!

On August 18, the Back-to-School Telethon will broadcast live to get results for local teachers and students. All donations received will be eligible to be doubled by generous matching funders to provide twice the supplies.

Through A Gift For Teaching, every dollar received can provide up to $10 worth of supplies to teachers and students, but for 24 hours, donations will go twice as far to provide up to $20 worth of supplies.

Check back later to see what the matching funders’ challenge will be this year.


The Great Big Backpack Build®

Build backpacks for brighter futures!

Held in June, The Great Big Backpack Build is the ultimate community giveback project to help guarantee thousands of students will begin the school year excited and prepared to learn. This is an impactful experience for any size company, business, employee resource group, or community organization.

Individuals and family teams can join in on the fun, too! Each individual registration will help fund and build thousands of backpacks with school supplies that will spread smiles and student success.


A Gift For Teaching envisions a future where every Central Florida student has the tools and experiences to succeed.