MIRAMAR, Fla. – The new Broward Education Foundation’s Tools for Schools “School Supplies on the Move” mobile unit recently made a stop at Silver Lakes Elementary in Miramar so teachers at the Title 1 school could shop for supplies.

The teachers picked up thousands of dollars worth of donated school supplies free of charge.

“There are teachers at some schools that cannot make it to our Tools for Schools retail center in Pompano Beach. For their convenience, we mobilized our mobile unit to deliver much needed classroom supplies to those schools,” said Christina Fischer, Chair of Broward Education Foundation. “Access to essential school supplies leads to increased student self-esteem, which enhances learning in the classroom. It’s a win-win for underserved students and their teachers.”

The School Supplies on the Move mobile unit will visit Pines Lakes Elementary this month.

Broward Education Foundation established Tools for Schools Broward so teachers from Title 1 schools can have access to free school supplies for their students and classroom twice a year.

More than 9,500 teachers and students have benefited from Tools for Schools Broward since its inception.

Tools for Schools Broward is a collaborative effort between Kids in Need Foundation, the Broward County School District, local businesses and community volunteers. During the past academic year, Tools for Schools Broward donated more than $1.1 million worth of school supplies to Broward County Title I School teachers and their students.

Donations are always needed. Supplies can be dropped off at Tools for School Broward, 2300 West Copans Road in Pompano Beach and monetary donations can be made to BrowardEdFoundation.org. A $50 cash donation will fill an entire backpack with much needed school supplies.

School supplies that are most needed include: 100-page composition books, glue sticks, 24-pack crayons, dry erase markers, colored pencils, two-pocket folders, pink erasers, filler paper, pencils and pencil cases. For more information about Tools for Schools Broward, email marilee.baxter@browardschools.com or call 754-321-2034.