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School Tools

Equipping local students for success.

School Supplies For Success

In the past year, 91,770 local students received supplies needed to succeed academically. With your help, over $2.2 million worth of new school supplies were distributed to Inland Empire schools.

How Can You Help?

1. Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering with School Tools, please contact Daisy at (909) 980-2857 ext.205.

2. Host a Supply Drive

Host a School Tools Supply Drive at your workplace, church, or meeting space. This is a fun and easy way to get involved. Help us supply students with tools for the future!

3. Give

Every tax-deductible donation makes a real difference for people in our community.

Inland Empire United Way School Tools Program

Supplying Kids With Tools They Need to Succeed!

When students and teachers have the supplies they need, learning and creativity in the classroom blossoms. School Tools provides thousands of underprivileged students with essential school supplies for academic success each year.

School Tools Works!

Teachers who participated in School Tools overwhelmingly reported that these supplies allowed them to improve:

  • classroom instruction
  • student self-esteem and confidence
  • student productivity and classroom performance
  • student engagement and motivation

Teachers Say:

98% of teachers reported that School Tools positively impacted their students’ productivity in the classroom

88% of teachers reported that School Tools positively impacted their students’ performance in the classroom

98% of teachers reported that School Tools helped to engage and motivate their students

Voices From Our Community

“I have seen a drastic change in homework. My students have used the school supplies to complete their homework assignments and projects. Now I have more than 90% of students bringing their work completed and accurately done.” School Tools Teacher

How it Works:

More than half of the children in our public schools are enrolled in the free and reduced meal program. If these families cannot afford lunch, it is unlikely they can afford school supplies.

Through the School Tools program, low-income students and classrooms receive NEW, FREE school supplies, giving them the supplies they need to learn and to succeed in school.

Teachers from eligible schools either visit the School Tools Teacher Resource Center located in Rancho Cucamonga to pick up needed supplies, or our mobile version of the program — School Tools on Wheels — brings the supplies directly to the schools.

kidsinneedSchool Tools is an affiliate of the Kids In Need Foundation National Network of Teacher Resource Centers. To learn more about Kids In Need and its affiliates, click here.