• 2023-2024 School Supply Donations 

    Each year, the Plano ISD Education Foundation partners with businesses and individuals to secure school supplies to help our families in need.

    Supplies are distributed in several ways 

    • The CORE Store - An initiative of the Plano ISD Education Foundation, allows educators from across the district to shop for free for the items they need to support their students' learning. 
      • Launched in 2016, the CORE Store has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars in supplies and classroom materials to teachers throughout Plano ISD.
      • The CORE Store allows teachers to shop for additional school supplies for their students at no cost.
      • Across the district, one out of every three students is classified as economically disadvantaged, with some campuses having as many as 90% of their students who qualify for free and reduced lunch.
      • For some classrooms, school supplies and classroom materials represent a day-to-day struggle for many students and their teachers.
    • Back to School Fair - Plano ISD hosts a Back to School Fair in August to provide access for families and students to services and resources to get them off to a strong start for the school year.
      • The Plano ISD Education Foundation provides 1,500+ backpacks filled with supplies and resources for families. 
    • As Requested - From time-to-time, teachers and campus administrators will reach out with specific school supply requests to support a certain student or program.
    • The need is ongoing. Supply donations are always welcome. 

    Here's How You Can Help 

    • Donate funds to help purchase the needed supplies. Make an online donation here
    • Purchase the needed supplies at a local store or online. A current list of supplies is listed in the FAQ section on this page. You can also purchase from our Amazon Wish List
    • Coordinate a back-to-school supplies drive at your church, organization or business. We have provided you a toolkit to make it easy. Please email the Foundation for more information. 
    • Consider being a sponsor for the Back-to-School Fair. Contact the foundation at foundation@pisd.edu, for more information. 


  • What supplies are most needed?

    • Art markers
    • Colored pencils
    • Composition notebook
    • Construction paper
    • Glue sticks
    • Notebook paper
    • Scissors
    • Tissue box
    • Single subject spiral notebooks

  • If I order online, where can I have the items delivered?

    Items for the CORE Store and back-to-school drives can be received at the following address: 

    Plano ISD Education Foundation - Administration Building 
    Attn: Brittnea Ussery, Senior Executive Director
    2700 W. 15th Street 
    Plano, TX 75075

  • Can I receive a receipt for my donation?

    Yes, we are happy to provide a receipt for any received donations. Please request when delivering supplies or by email at foundation@pisd.edu.