Buzzin' Back to School

Buzzin' Back to School: Blue and gold hand-drawn art.

Georgia Tech Human Resources has secured backpacks to be filled with school supplies. They will be distributed to Georgia Tech employees with children (grades K-12) who may not have the financial means to obtain the necessary supplies for school.

We're asking the Georgia Tech community to donate supplies from the list at the bottom of this page. The number of items placed in backpacks depends on the amount of donations collected.

*NEW THIS YEAR*

We are asking for donations to be delivered instead of dropped off in person. For your convenience, we have set up an Amazon Wish List to select items. If you wish to ship items from other stores, please send to:

Georgia Tech Human Resources
Attn: Buzzin’ Back to School
500 Tech Parkway, NW
Atlanta, GA 30332

If you prefer to drop-off, items can be accepted in GTHR during our modified hours of operation.

Who is eligible to receive a backpack?

This initiative is intended to support Georgia Tech families who may not be able to provide these supplies on their own. While there are no formal eligibility requirements, we ask that only those employees in need make a request for a backpack. Backpacks are reserved only for children of Georgia Tech employees. While we hope to have enough supplies to fulfill all requests, submission of a backpack request does NOT guarantee a backpack.

Important Dates 2020

Deadline to Request a Backpack   June 19
Deadline to Donate Supplies June 26
Notification to Employees Receiving Backpacks Week of July 6
Backpack Distribution    Week of July 13

How Can You Help?

This year, in an attempt to better understand what supplies we will receive from the Georgia Tech community, we ask that you review the list of available items below and signup for what you plan to donate on Sign Up Genius.This year, in an attempt to better understand what supplies we will receive from the Georgia Tech community, we ask that you review the list of available items below and sign up for what you plan to donate on Sign Up Genius.
This year, in an attempt to better understand what supplies we will receive from the Georgia Tech community, we ask that you review the list of available items below and signup for what you plan to donate on Sign Up Genius.
  • College ruled paper
  • Blue/Black ink pens
  • Prong folders
  • College ruled spiral notebooks
  • Dry erase markers
  • Pocket folders
  • Wide-ruled paper
  • Sharpies
  • Three-ring binders
  • Wide-ruled spiral notebooks
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • #2 pencils
  • Crayons
  • Subject dividers
  • Colored pencils
  • Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors (child-safe)
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Liquid glue
  • Flash Drives
  • Pencil pouches/cases
  • Sheet protectors
  • Post-its
  • Composition notebooks - wide ruled
  • Composition notebooks - college ruled