Media Release

Tools For Schools Holds Spring For Supplies Drive

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 1:00 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL — In partnership with the University of Florida Department of Housing and Residence Education, Tools for Schools, a free, reusable resource center for Alachua County teachers, is holding its first annual “Spring for Supplies” drive from April 17 – May 8, 2006. The program is sponsored by Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives and Alachua County School Board.

Rather than tossing out still usable school supplies, UF students are encouraged to donate leftover school supplies to one of the many drop-off locations on- and off-campus. Items accepted include new and used paper, folders, binders, pens, pencils, markers, glue, note cards, rulers, scissors, book bags and more.

The drop-off locations, dates and times are as follows:

On UF Campus
Reitz Union Colonnade, Museum Road
April 24-25, 2006
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Beaty, Broward, Jennings, Murphee and Yulee lobbies
April 26 – May 6, 2006

Off UF Campus
The Estates (rental office) 3527 SW 20th Ave., Gainesville
Campus Club (rental office) 4000 SW 37th Blvd., Gainesville
University Glades (rental office) 3415 SW 39th Blvd., Gainesville

April 17 – May 8, 2006
During regular office hours

Donations are also accepted year-round at the Tools for Schools Store, 1147 SE 7th Ave., at Waldo Road on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please visit or call Melissa Palmer of Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives at (352) 374-5213.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).