Tools 4 Teaching


Tools 4 Teaching exists for one reason – to help teachers in our local classrooms.

Created in early 2009, Tools 4 Teaching provides “Free” school supplies to teachers and students in our local classrooms.  Tools 4 Teaching, located inside the Public Education Foundation of Marion County, is open to all full-time teachers working for Marion County Public Schools. Teachers can shop once a month for needed classroom supplies – everything from pencils, paper, art supplies and much more.  With the help of many volunteers, the T4T store has given out more than $5,000,000 in school supplies!    Watch a 30 second preview of the Tools 4 Teaching Store

For volunteer or donation information please contact the foundation at 352-671-4167.

If you would like to shop, you must pre-register online following the instructions below -and you may only shop ONCE per month.


  • Teachers must pre-register for a shopping date and time
  • You may only shop once per month.
  • If something happens and you need to reschedule an appointment, just log in and reschedule for an available time.
  • All supplies are FREE 
  • Using the attached Request for Shopper form, a teacher may shop for one additional teacher –BOTH teachers must be registered for the same day and time
  • Masks are strongly encouraged
  • Bring your own shopping bag and identification badge
  • No children will be allowed in the building at this time
  • Remember, all items are FREE and are intended to be used in your classroom or provided to a student

If you missed a scheduled appointment and you want to reschedule, you must contact store manager, Rebecca Cherry at

Thank you to our Tools 4 Teaching Supporters