School Tools

 

SCHOOL TOOLS DISTRIBUTION DAY

Saturday, August 18,  8–11 a.m.

Freetown Community Center
200 Alice Avenue
Greenville, SC 29611

 

Giving kids the tools they need to succeed in school—and in life. That’s the ultimate goal of United Way School Tools—a program designed to give students the best possible start to the school year.
 Each year, School Tools helps more than 3,000 Greenville County children start school ready to learn by providing free school supplies and a backpack to rising K-4 through rising 8th grade students.

Parents and caregivers are invited to join us at Freetown Community Center starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 18. Find more information, including parking directions, here (English) or here (Español).

Additional sites with limited supply are available to families in closer proximity to Simpsonville, Travelers Rest and Greer:

  • Center for Community Services: 1102 Howard Dr, Building 7, Simpsonville, SC 29681
    • Saturday, August 18, 8–11 a.m.
  • Foothills Family Resource Center: 3 Main St, Slater, SC 29683
    • Wednesday, August 15, 1:30–3 p.m.
  • Victor Park Gym: 108 South Line St, Greer, SC 29651
    • Saturday, August 18, 8–11 a.m.

 

Want to Support School Tools?

So many families are struggling just to make ends meet. Contributing to this year’s effort is one meaningful way each of us can ease that struggle. There are a couple of different options for you to get involved:

MAKE A FINANCIAL GIFT

Text SCHOOLTOOLS to 41444 or click here to make a donation by Sunday, August 12. Every $25 donated will provide a book bag and school supplies to a local student in time for the first day of school.

PROVIDE SCHOOL SUPPLIES

If you are an individual who would like to contribute, join the effort by filling a bag with supplies (see recommended items below), label it with the appropriate grade level and drop it off at United Way of Greenville County, 105 Edinburgh Court, Greenville, SC 29607 during regular business hours before Friday, August 10.



Elementary School Supply List


#2 Pencils/
Erasers

Pencil Sharpener

24-Count Crayons


Colored Pencils

Washable Markers
Glue Sticks

Zipper Pencil Case

Safety Scissors

Composition Notebooks

Ruler

Wide-Ruled Notebook Paper

Folders with Pockets

Hand Sanitizer

1” 3-Ring Binder


Middle and High School Supply List

#2 Pencils
/Erasers

Zipper Pencil Case


College-Ruled Notebook Paper


Folders with Pockets


Two 1" 3-Ring Binders


Glue Sticks


Colored Pencils

Ink 
Pens: red, blue, black

Ruler


Composition Notebooks


Index Cards


Graph Paper


Hand Sanitizer

Scissors

Pencil Sharpener