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School Supply Drives

Many of our community partners are hosting school supply drives over the summer for K-12 students they serve.  We have a list below of different opportunities sponsored by community partners and what supplies they are looking for their students.

pace center for girls alachua

Supply Drive Dates:  June 2018 - July 30, 2018

Where to deliver supplies:  PACE Center for Girls at 1010 SE 4th Ave. Gainesville, FL 

PACE Center for Girls Alachua is hosting its third annual health fair and is seeking donations of school supplies to provide to local children before the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. The health fair will be held on August 4 at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, located at 3726 SW 40 Blvd.  With the theme of “Happy and Healthy: Back to School Edition,” the health fair will strive to provide families and other members of the local community with much-needed school supplies, such as backpacks, writing utensils and notebooks.  Last year’s health fair donation drive helped PACE provide over 100 families and children with school supplies who otherwise would have gone without. PACE hopes to help even more families here by being able to provide every child who attends the fair with an opportunity to receive and backpack and school supplies.

School Supply Drive Needs: 

For more information,  please contact Stephanie Darilus at 352-317-9277 or  You can also visit the PACE Center for Girls Alachua's website here. 

Partnership for strong families

Supply Drive Dates:  June 25 - August 3

Where to Deliver supplies: 

Partnership for Strong Families is hosting our annual Back to School Drive for the 475 children in their care. There are many ways to be part of the action this year such as volunteering to stuff backpacks, opening your business to be a drop-off location for donations, donating supplies or making a monetary contribution.  If you aren't in the area to donate, another option would be to purchase supplies off our Amazon Wish List and have it shipped to the PSF Gainesville Office at 5950 NW 1st Place, Suite A, Gainesville, FL 32607. To find our wish list just search ‘ Partnership for Strong Families Back to School Drive’ in Amazon. We greatly appreciate any help you can offer to allow us to get the children in our care back-to-school ready!  If you have any questions or want to get involved, please contact Mikaela David at 352-244-1629 or

School Supply Drive Needs:

Peaceful Paths

Supply Drive Dates:  Monday, July 9, 2018 through Friday, July 27, 2018

Where to deliver supplies (3 designated locations):  

Peaceful Paths Outreach Center - 2100 NW 53rd Avenue, Suite A, Gainesville, FL 32653 Drop off hours:  9:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday   

O2B Kids – Midtown Location - 1555 NW 234rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32605 

Rabell Realty Group – Haile Plantation Office - 5213 SW 91st Terrace, Suite A, Gainesville, FL 32608 

Back to School Supply Items:

*New items only please. We cannot accept items that are graphic or violent in nature.

For more information, please visit Peaceful Paths website here.