Tools 4 Schools


Kids Division is now accepting 2014 Summer applications for our
Tools 4 School Program for the month of July 2014.

Please complete the 2014 Summer application with all required documents the deadline is
Friday, June 20, 2014; attn. Ms. Felicia McNeil—KD Supervisor.

Need instructions on how to use the appointment system or have any other questions about the program? Please contact Felicia McNeil at 


Our Tools 4 Schools program provides free classroom supplies through our Tools 4 Schools Resource Center, our free classroom supply store for teachers. Teachers from participating schools may shop for free twice each school year for supplies.

Please complete the enrollment packet and submit with your school roster.  If your school participated in last year’s orientation you do not have to attend this year.  Only NEW schools or NEW Liaisons must attend an orientation. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Tools 4 Schools Program.

Schools must have 70%  or more of the students at this school qualify for assistance under the guidelines of the National School Lunch Program.  Please remember School Liaisons  must attend an orientation prior to the school being approved.  Last year we served over 210 schools and educational programs in Newark, Elizabeth, Irvington, Paterson, Plainfield, Jersey City, East Orange, New Brunswick, Hillside, Orange, and Perth Amboy.

Need instructions on how to use the appointment system? Please contact Felicia McNeil for instructions. 

New Teacher Registration        Existing Teacher Registration        Schedule        Cancel

The Tools 4 Schools program serves only public K to 12 schools in qualified districts. We are not accepting applications from Preschool Programs at this time.

The Resource Center is stocked by staff members and hard-working volunteers, and all of our supplies are donated. While many of our items come from manufacturers, retailers and our sponsors, many individuals and community groups also donate items or hold supply drives.

Donated funds are also happily accepted and greatly appreciated –  click here to donate to Tools 4 Schools.

Most Needed Items:

  • 8 1/2″ x 11″ copy paper*
  • Notebooks (spiral and composition)*
  • Binders*
  • Colored Pencils
  • Backpacks*
  • Glue Sticks
  • Staplers
  • Scissors
  • Rulers
  • Pencil Cases

*Urgently needed now

Our Tools 4 Schools program is a proud member of The Kids in Need Foundation network, a charitable organization founded in 1995 with a mission of ensuring that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. To find out more, please visit

To donate actual school supplies, The Kids in Need Foundation is the best option. If you prefer to donate directly to CFBNJ, please contact Felicia McNeil for instructions.