School Tools

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 from low-income families the best possible start to the school year.


Each year, School Tools helps more than 3,000 Greenville County students start school ready to learn by providing school supplies and a backpack to each of them. This year's School Tools distribution day is set for Saturday, August 18, at Freetown Community Center.

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. We will use your donation to provide book bags and supplies to students in need. 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

  1. If your company or organization would like to participate in a drive for supplies with your employees, please contact Laura Haney at lhaney@unitedwaygc.org.

  2. 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