Buzzin' Back to School

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

Georgia Tech Human Resources has secured a few hundred backpacks to be filled with school supplies. They will be distributed to randomly selected 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.

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 2019

Deadline to Request a Backpack   July 17
Deadline to Donate Supplies July 19
Notification to Employees Receiving Backpacks July 19
Backpack Distribution     July 25

How Can You Help?

Donate and deliver the following supplies to your HR Representative or directly to Georgia Tech Human Resources (500 Tech Parkway):
  • 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