Tools for Schools

Jenie Lahmann of the Morrison Reeves Library designed the Tools for Schools initiative in 2003 as a community project for a graduate class she was enrolled in. At the time the drive was just a project; little did she know it would become an indispensable effort which promotes community involvement in local education.

In 2014, Communities In Schools of Wayne County inherited the drive and continued searching for ways to improve the effort. In the first two years, CIS was able to collect and distribute over 15,000 school supply items to local students in need.

Today, the drive remains an important initiative involving the entire Wayne County community. The apex of the drive occurs in the months of June-September, but CIS collects school supplies year-round.

If you or your organization would like to get involved with Tools for Schools, click on the link below for more details:

Tools for Schools 2017 Flyer

Items we will be accepting for the 2017-2018 school year are as follows:

  • Composition Notebooks
  • Black Dry Erase Markers
  • Headphones
  • Kleenex
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • School Boxes
  • Folders (red, yellow, blue, green)
  • Glue Sticks
  • Colored Pencils
  • Scissors
  • Backpacks (w/zipper)
  • Calculators (TI-90 model)
  • Zipper Binders (21/2“or 3” ring)
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Shampoo
  • Body Wash
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine Products
  • Sweatpants

If you have supplies you would like to donate, drop them off at:

33 South 7th Street
Richmond, IN 47374

If you have further questions about the drive and how to get involved, call (765) 983-2263.