Backpack Challenge

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Announces 21st Annual Backpack Challenge

Last year, the Trusted Real Estate Advisors at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty collected over 750 backpacks filled with school supplies for children in Northeast Florida during its 20th Annual Backpack Challenge. The team is excited to kick-off the 21st Annual Backpack Challenge. We have extended the collection deadline to AUGUST 10, 2020. Below is a list of school supplies by grade level. Some schools have adopted a clear bag policy. Mesh and clear backpacks are greatly appreciated.


Drop-off a backpack filled with school supplies at any of our 9 office locations listed below by August 10, 2020.

Kindergarten - 8th Grade

  • Backpack 
  • #2 Pencils (Ticonderoga Brand Preferred) 
  • Erasers 
  • Pencil Sharpener 
  • Pencil Bag/Box 
  • Black, Blue, and Red Ink Pens  
  • Child Safety Scissors  
  • Crayons 
  • Colored Pencils 
  • Markers 
  • Pocket Folders with Prongs  
  • Composition Notebooks 
  • Spiral Notebooks 
  • 3-Ring Binder 
  • Plastic Folders with Prongs 
  • Wide Ruled Loose-Leaf Notebook Paper 
  • Graph Paper  
  • Expo Dry Erase Markers (Fine Tip) 
  • Glue Sticks or Elmer’s Liquid Glue 
  • Sticky Notes 
  • Ruler 
  • Index Cards 
  • Container of Disinfecting Wipes 
  • Box of Tissues 
  • Gallon Size Ziplock Bags 
  • Refill Size Bottle of Liquid Hand Soap or bottle of Hand Soap (Antibacterial Preferred) 
  • Large Bottle of Hand Sanitizer 
  • College Ruled Loose-Leaf Notebook Paper (Grades 6-8) 
  • Lock for Locker (Grades 6-8) 
  • Graph Paper (Grades 6-8) 
  • Scientific Calculator (Grades 6-8) 


9th Grade - 12th Grade

  • Backpack 
  • #2 Pencils or Mechanical Pencils 
  • Pencil Sharpener 
  • Blue or Black Ink Pens 
  • Red Ink Pens  
  • 3-Ring Binder (Larger than 1” Preferred) 
  • Pack of Dividers (8-Subject) 
  • College Ruled Loose-Leaf Notebook Paper 
  • Graph Paper 
  • Pocket Folders with Prongs 
  • Subject Spiral Notebooks 
  • Hole-punch Reinforcements 
  • Planner 
  • Colored Pencils 
  • Markers 
  • Scientific Calculator 
  • USB Flash Drive 
  • Locker Lock 
  • Ruler 
  • Compass 
  • Protractor 
  • Highlighters 
  • Sticky Notes 
  • Index Cards 
  • Container of Disinfecting Wipes 
  • Hand Sanitizer  
  • Box of Tissues 


Donation Locations:

Home Office

4190 Belfort Road, Suite 475

Jacksonville, FL 32216



Avondale/Ortega/San Marco

3627 St. Johns Avenue

Jacksonville, FL 32205



Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside

375-1 Atlantic Boulevard

Atlantic Beach, FL 32233



Fleming Island/Orange Park

3535 Highway 17, Suite 10

Fleming Island, FL 32003



Mandarin/St. Johns

11576 San Jose Boulevard

Jacksonville, FL 32223



Ponte Vedra/Nocatee

333 Village Main Street, Suite 670

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082



St. Augustine

112 Sea Grove Main Street, Suite 210

St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080



MuraBella at World Golf Village

196 Capulet Drive, Suite 3

St. Augustine, FL 32092



“Words cannot express how much we appreciate the numerous donations and generous support we received from our team members and the community during The Backpack Challenge,” said President and CEO, Christy Budnick. “We know that beginning the school year with a new back pack filled with supplies makes a difference in the lives of children living in our communities, and this effort helps us accomplish that goal.”