Buzzin' Back to School Drive 2017

Georgia Tech Human Resources (GTHR) has kicked off its sixth 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. Last year more than 550 filled backpacks were gifted to 225 Georgia Tech families.

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

  • 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 for donations and to apply to receive a backpack is Friday, July 14. Backpack recipients will be drawn at random, and backpacks will be distributed beginning July 25. For more information on applying for a backpack or donating, visit

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