Community Engagement & Philanthropy
Project Puerto Rico: October 9th - October 20th
Join Hillsborough County Public Schools in a District-Wide Monetary Relief Drive
to Benefit Puerto Rico’s Department of Education
Take part in rebuilding and restoring Puerto Rico’s academic infrastructure following the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This United States territory island has suffered catastrophic damages, making it difficult for students to get back to their educational environment. They need our help!
Monetary Donations are the Best Way to Give
The Hillsborough Education Foundation has established a fund to help students affected by the storms in Puerto Rico.
Donations can be made on their website at: https://www.educationfoundation.com/puertorico
If you would like to make a donation via check*, please make it out to:
Hillsborough Education Foundation
2306 N. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33607
NOTE: *In the memo section of your check, indicate that the donation should be directed to "Support Students in Puerto Rico." If you have questions, please call the HEF office at (813) 574-0260 or email Mike McCollum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supplies are also being collected through an outside entity, please see the list of items below that are needed the most and where they can be delivered.
Hillsborough County Public Schools is not responsible for any items donated to the third party entity.
4916 S. Lois Avenue
Monday – Saturday from 11 am – 7 pm
Non Perishable Food Items:
- Canned Food
- Drink Boxes/Packets (juice boxes)
- MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat)
- Nutrition Bars
- Tuna Packets (not canned)
- Baby Lotion
- Baby Powder
- Baby Shampoo
- Baby Wipes
- Adult diapers
- Clean/New Gas cans
- Mosquito Repellent
- Paper Towels
- Water purification kits
- Water purifiers
- 12V to 120 volt power inverters
- Balling Wire
- Basic Tool Kits
- Batteries (AA.C.D.9V)
- Cell phone chargers
- Chain Saws
- Duct and Electrical Tape
- Hand Saws
- LED Work Lights
- Long Extension Cords
- Power Saws
- Small and Large Generators
- Solar panels for charting batteries
- Walkie/Talkie (two-way radios)
- Air Mattresses
- New Pillows
- New Towels
Contact Outreach & School Improvement at 813-272-4767.