Amid the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, there are unmet needs when it comes to our students, teachers and public schools.
Many of Florida’s local education foundations are stepping in to do what they can to fill the gap. Some have already established funds including the ones listed below. Others are still determining where they can best respond to local needs – including those of an unexpected influx of students from Puerto Rico and other devastated areas of the Caribbean.
If you’d like to help Florida students move forward and you’re in an affected area, check in with your local education foundation to see how you can help. Or you can give through our statewide organization with our pledge that we will pass along 100% of your contribution to an identified school community need.
Local Opportunities to Help (check back as new efforts are released):
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools – helping a high-need neighborhood that was badly flooded. Hurricane Relief for our OCPS Family
Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools – helping families affected by the storm. Families in Need Fund
Education Foundation of Sarasota County – supporting teachers getting their classrooms back in order as well as other needs. Hurricane Irma Classroom Relief Fund
Hillsborough Education Foundation – helping Lee Elementary Magnet school recover from a devastating loss caused by a fire. Lee Elementary School Relief Fund
Public Education Foundation of Marion County – partnering with Kids in Need to distribute school supplies to families and classrooms with limited resources. Tools 4 Teaching
Flagler County Education Foundation – going out to communities with their STUFF Bus, handing out essentials. STUFF the Bus
Education Foundation of St. Lucie County – collecting funds and materials to help student and classroom needs as they are identified. Hurricane Relief
The Education Fund (Miami-Dade) – providing supplies to students & classrooms from their Free Supplies Warehouse and rebuilding schools’ Food Forests. How to Help
Broward Education Foundation – helping students and families in Broward County return to normal. BEF Irma Relief
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools – helping public school teachers restore their classrooms and focus on student learning. Hurricane Irma School Relief Fund
Brevard Education Foundation – providing gas cards to homeless families so kids can continue to attend school. Emergency Aid
Education Foundation of Palm Beach County – delivering supplies to schools in the Glades as well as four schools that were used as hurricane shelters and had supplies depleted. Red Apple Supplies
Monroe County Education Foundation – replacing items lost during Hurricane Irma that government aid and insurance won’t replace. MCEF Helps Students in Need
Education Foundation for Osceola County – collecting donations of school supplies and backpacks for distribution to students in the county. Hurricane Relief Donation Drive
To Give to Another Priority as Additional Needs are Identified – Click this Link
Thank you for all your support of our students, teachers and schools during these challenging times!