Buzzin' Back to School Drive 2018

Georgia Tech Human Resources (GTHR) has kicked off its seventh annual Buzzin’ Back to School Drive, and now they need your help!

The annual school supply drive benefits Georgia Tech employees who may lack the financial resources to purchase school supplies for their children in grades K-12.

Following are the supplies kids typically need for school that will be used to fill backpacks*: 

  • College ruled paper
  • College ruled notebooks
  • Wide-ruled paper
  • Wide-ruled notebooks
  • #2 pencils
  • Black/Blue Ink pens
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pencil pouches/cases
  • Markers
  • Flash/Thumb Drives
  • Index cards
  • Erasers
  • Glue sticks
  • Pocket folders
  • Crayons
  • Three ring binders
  • Rulers
  • Liquid glue
  • Subject dividers
  • Highlighters
  • Scissors
  • Composition notebooks

*hundreds of backpacks have been generously donated in bulk and no more are needed.

Donations can be taken to GTHR at 500 Tech Parkway. The deadline to apply to receive a backpack is Friday, July 13. The deadline to drop off supplies is July 18. Backpack recipients will be drawn at random, and backpacks will be distributed beginning July 24. For more information on applying for a backpack or donating, visit

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