Tools for Schools Schedule

Updated Tools for Schools Hours of Operation
Updated Tools for Schools Hours of Operation

Tools for Schools continues to be open by appointment for Alachua County Public School teachers.  One hour appointments can be scheduled for shopping or 30 minute appointments can be made for donation drop off.

We will continue to open Tools for Schools by appointment only for teacher shopping and clean donations. We are now allowing appointment slots for more than one teacher when teachers are comfortable shopping together, with proper safety guidelines in place. Please let us know in advance if you plan to bring other teachers with you.

Absolutely NO GUESTS (children, friends, family…) will be allowed inside the building. This rule will be strictly enforced for everyone’s health and safety. Teachers will have one hour to shop and many item limits have been lifted.

To schedule your shopping appointment or donation drop off please email with the answers to the questions below. You may still have only one shopping turn a month unless you have a free shopping pass.

We will need the following information when you contact us:

1) Your full name

2) Date(s) you can come

3) Time slots you are available

4) Cell phone number

5) Name of school you teach at

6) Your school board email address

Tools for Schools Mobile Unit
Tools for Schools Mobile Unit
School Year 2021 -2022
The Tools for Schools mobile unit will be in the locations listed below on Tuesdays from 2:30pm-4:30pm (unless otherwise noted).  If you have any questions please email acarinio​ or call 352-548-1278. 


Alachua Dates: 

August 10, 2021

September 28, 2021

November 9, 2021

January 11, 2022

February 22, 2022

April 12, 2022

Location: In front of Alachua City Hall, across from tennis courts (in the parallel parking spaces).


Archer Dates: 

August 17, 2021

October 5, 2021

November 16, 2021

January 18, 2022

March 1, 2022

April 19, 2022

Location: In front of Archer City Hall in the grass on off of SW 134th Avenue. (Please check your email for a change in the location)

High Springs
High Springs

High Springs Dates

August 24, 2021

October 12, 2021

November 30, 2021

January 25, 2022

March 8, 2022

April 26, 2022

Location: On the side of High Springs Community School​ (Off of NW 198th Avenue).


Micanopy Dates:

August 31, 2021

October 19, 2021

December 7, 2021

February 1, 2022

March 15, 2022

May 3, 2022

Location: Micanopy Ball Park at corner of 3rd Ave. and NW 5th St. (Micanopy Area Recreation Co-Op).


Newberry Dates:

September 14, 2021

October 26, 2021

December 14, 2021

February 8, 2022

March 29, 2022

May 10, 2022

Location: Behind the Little Red School House near the High School on SW 2nd Ave.


Hawthorne Dates:

September 21, 2021

November 2, 2021

January 4, 2022

February 15, 2022

April 5, 2022

May 17, 2022

Location: SE 205th Street Hawthorne, FL 32640 (Hawthorne Recreation Park/Athletic Complex).  We are currently looking into a new location for the mobile unit to park stay tuned to the emails.



  • 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 by appointment only on Wednesday & Thursday during the school year.​

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