Our Mission

  • ​Finding a common bond between children, teachers, businesses and citizens is challenging. Tools for Schools assists the community by providing students and teachers with the supplies needed for success. We help the environment by avoiding disposal of reusable items and conserving resources. Each year, in Alachua County, we throw away more than 160,000 tons of garbage. Sixty-five percent of this refuse comes from the commercial sector of our community and many of these items can, and should, be reused.

    Tools for Schools aims to educate the community in recognizing the value of these materials and getting them into Alachua County classrooms. Our staff can help businesses and individuals recognize the beneficial portion of the waste stream. Please contact us and for guidelines and advice on how you can help. 

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  • Tools for Schools
  • 1147 SE 7th Ave
  • Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Phone: 352-374-5213
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • The Tools for Schools center is open on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00pm-5:00pm during the school year.​

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  • Tools for Schools is an excellent resource for our teachers that allows them to enhance their classrooms with needed supplies. – Dr. Beth LeClear, Principal, M.K. Rawlings Elementary