Backpacks & School Supplies

In 2021, our community rallied together to:

  • Fill 7,500 backpacks with school supplies and delivered to 15 schools throughout Palm Beach County
  • Raise $200,000+ by companies, organizations and individuals throughout the community
  • Form 18 corporate teams to drive impact and share EFPBC’s mission

In 2022, when 179,000+ students begin the school year this fall, what tools and resources will they have to start the new school year off strong?  

This year we want to break records with a goal of distributing 10,000 backpacks filled with essential school supplies to students, teachers and schools throughout Palm Beach County.  We can only reach this goal with the help of our community.

By participating in the 2022 Backpack & School Supply Drive, you will prepare thousands of students a more equitable place to learn because of your support. Every dollar and pencil counts, because every student counts!

Join a Fundraising Team

Individuals, companies and organizations partner with friends, co-workers, neighbors, classmates and family to raise awareness and funds for students and teachers in Palm Beach County.

Sign Up to Volunteer

Engage in a fun and memorable team building experience by volunteering at Red Apple Supplies to  provide a hands-on way for individuals and companies to connect with local schools and teachers.

Host a School Supply Drive

EFPBC will provide a School Supply Drive Toolkit which includes helpful tips for employees to participate in a company-wide or team-style school supply drive for the district’s highest-need students and schools.

Purchase a Backpack

Your financial gift empowers teachers and places some of our district's highest-needs students in a more equitable learning environment along their educational journey

Amazon Wish List & Amazon Smile

You can easily donate school supplies online by purchasing items from the EFPBC Amazon Wish List which will also be delivered directly to Red Apple Supplies. 

Amazon Wish List

Shop Amazon Smile by designating "Education Foundation of Palm Beach County" as your charity of choice and a portion of any purchase you make will help strengthen public education in Palm Beach County.

  1. Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
  2. From your desktop, go to “Your Account” from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. 
  3. Select Education Foundation of Palm Beach County as your charitable organization.
Amazon Smile

 

In 2021, the engagement of the community made educational excellence a priority to help transform Palm Beach County.  Regardless of where a child calls home, on their first day of school, the quality of their backpack and school supplies were no longer be a barrier to their confidence and success in education.

Click on the video below to see the 2021 backpack initiative impact!