School Tools

Giving Greenville County students the tools they need to achieve their full potential. That’s the ultimate goal of United Way’s School Tools.
United Way’s School Tools is back this year with plenty of opportunities to make an impact in the lives of Greenville County students and their families.

School Tools day
Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 | 10am–2pm

Staunton Bridge Community Center
165 Staunton Bridge Rd, Greenville, SC 29611

SATELLITE LOCATION: GREER RELIEF (202 Victoria St, GREER, SC 29651)

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GREENLINK FARE-FREE DAY

We are sponsoring a fare-free day on Saturday, Aug. 6, for the entire Greenlink network to support families attending School Tools Day or anyone in the community who may like to take advantage of tax-free weekend.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Free school supplies (backpacks, binders, notebooks and more)

Information on free or low-cost extracurricular activities

Mill Village Farms FoodShare box registration

Free food

Music

Fun and games for all ages

Much more!

CLICK HERE FOR OUR SCHOOL TOOLS DAY FLYER  |  ESPAÑOL AQUÍ
CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR SPONSORSHIP GUIDE

SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS

Is your company or community group hosting a school supply drive? Want to donate as an individual or family?

We’re collecting fully packed backpacks including all items per selected grade level below:

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED:
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Folders with pockets
  • Assignment pad/planner
  • Lined paper (ream)
  • Crayons
  • #2 pencils and erasers
  • Pencil box
  • Glue sticks or glue
  • Scented markers
  • Ruler
  • Safety scissors
  • Packs of facial tissue
  • Antibacterial hand sanitizer
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Colored paper (ream)
  • Backpack (gender-neutral; solid color)
  • Water bottle
  • Masks
MIDDLE SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED:
  • Three-ring binders
  • Perforated composition book
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Folders with pockets
  • Assignment pad/planner
  • Notebook paper
  • Graph paper
  • Lined paper (ream)
  • #2 pencils and erasers
  • Glue sticks or glue
  • Colored paper (ream)
  • Dividers
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards (ruled)
  • Washable markers
  • Ruler
  • Packs of facial tissue
  • Antibacterial hand sanitizer
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Ink pens
  • Post-it notes
  • Compass
  • Calculator
  • USB flash drives
  • Headphones
  • Backpack (gender-neutral; solid color)
  • Water bottle
  • Masks
HIGH SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED:
  • Three-ring binders
  • Perforated composition book
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Folders with pockets
  • Assignment pad/planner
  • Notebook paper
  • Graph paper
  • Lined paper (ream)
  • #2 pencils and erasers
  • Glue sticks or glue
  • Colored pencils
  • Colored paper (ream)
  • Dividers
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards (ruled)
  • Washable markers
  • Ruler
  • Packs of facial tissue
  • Antibacterial hand sanitizer
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Ink pens
  • Post-it notes
  • Compass and protractor
  • Calculator
  • USB flash drives
  • Headphones
  • Backpack (gender-neutral; solid color)
  • Water bottle
  • Masks

BEGINNING MONDAY, AUGUST 1, backpacks and supplies can be dropped off at 35-A Cessna Ct, Greenville, SC 29607.

FOOD PANTRY ITEM LIST

We’re also collecting food items for local pantries to serve Greenville County students and their families. By registering for this opportunity (button below), you are signing up to host a food drive.

Needed items include:

  • Alfredo sauce
  • Angel hair pasta
  • Applesauce cups
  • Baked beans
  • Black beans
  • Butter beans
  • Canned beef stew
  • Canned carrots
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned corned beef hash
  • Canned diced tomatoes
  • Canned green beans
  • Canned meat
  • Canned mixed vegetables
  • Canned peas
  • Canned spinach
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned white potatoes
  • Capri Sun
  • Cereal
  • Chef Boyardee
  • Crackers
  • Elbow macaroni
  • Farfalle pasta
  • Gluten-free cereal
  • Hormel Compleats
  • Instant grits
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Kidney beans
  • Knorr pasta sides
  • Mixed fruit cups
  • Oatmeal
  • Pears in heavy syrup
  • Penne pasta
  • Pork and beans
  • Potted meats
  • Ramen
  • Ready Rice
  • Rice-A-Roni
  • Sandwich cracker snacks
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Sliced peaches in heavy syrup
  • Soup
  • Spaghetti pasta
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • SpaghettiOs
  • SPAM
  • Tomato paste
  • Tomato sauce
  • Tuna pouches
  • Tuna salad kits
  • Velveeta cheese
  • Vienna sausage

BEGINNING MONDAY, AUGUST 1, collected supplies can be dropped off at 35-A Cessna Ct, Greenville, SC 29607.

PERSONAL CARE KIT ITEM LIST

Our goal is to provide each student supported through School Tools with a personal care kit inside their backpack. By registering for this opportunity (button below), you are signing up to host a personal care kit drive.

Needed items include:

  • Travel-sized Deodorant
  • Travel-sized Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Travel-sized Soap (Bars or Wash)
  • Travel-sized Shampoo
  • Travel-sized Conditioner
  • Washcloth
  • Tissue Packs
  • Comb
  • Feminine Pads
  • Panty Liners

By claiming an item, you are signing up to host a personal care kit drive.

BEGINNING MONDAY, AUGUST 1, collected supplies can be dropped off at 35-A Cessna Ct, Greenville, SC 29607.

ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We have a few additional volunteer opportunities available to sort and pack personal care kits and backpacks leading up to our School Tools Day.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS FOR MAKING SCHOOL TOOLS POSSIBLE:

SCHOOL TOOLS DAY VENDORS WILL INCLUDE:

  • 107.3 JAMZ
  • DHEC
  • Greenville County Schools
  • Hispanic Alliance
  • Just Say Something
  • Mental Health America
  • Mill Village Farms
  • The Period Project
  • Pride Link
  • ReCraft
  • Triple P (Greenville First Steps)
  • United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program + 2-1-1
  • Urban League of the Upstate

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