Annual Tools For School Drive

We were able to fill 300 backpacks with all the donated school supplies from this year's Tools for School Drive, and they were dropped off to 14 area schools! Thank you to everyone who donated and our volunteers for helping us provide so many local children with everything they need for a successful start to their school year.

Many New Jersey children face the prospect of arriving at their first day of school this September without the most basic of school supplies. In order to address this, the AMI Foundation is launching its Annual “Tools For School” supply drive every summer.

There are many children right here in our own communities who are not properly prepared for their return to school, simply because they lack the basic supplies like pencils and paper. We invite the community to join us in donating much-needed school supplies, and thus help provide these children with an equal opportunity at a quality education. 

The AMI Foundation has placed blue collection baskets in the reception areas of all sixteen AMI office locations in Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The list of requested school supplies includes pencils, erasers, spiral notebooks, pocket folders, crayons, colored markers, colored pencils, glue sticks, highlighters and soft pencil cases. Many of these supplies can be purchased at deep discounts at the area’s large retailers, such as Walmart and Target.

As in years past, the AMI Foundation has also purchased book bags to accompany the school supply donations. Once the drive is complete, the collected supplies and book bags will be delivered to elementary schools throughout the area in late August. To date, the AMI Foundation has donated 3,300 book bags to area school children in need.

The programs, services and partnerships undertaken by the Foundation are designed to enhance the quality of life and improve the health status of community residents, and we believe this Tools For School Drive is consistent with that mission and vision.

This is another way for us to give something back to the communities we serve.