Backpack Challenge

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Announces 19th Annual Backpack Challenge

Last year, the real estate professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty collected a record 1,151 backpacks filled with school supplies for children in Northeast Florida during its 18th Annual Backpack Challenge. The team is excited to kick-off the 19th Annual Backpack Challenge collecting now until July 31, 2018. 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 7 office locations listed below by July 31, 2018.

Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Number 2 pencils

Pencil Sharpener

Pencil Bag or Pencil Box

Pens (Blue, Black & Red)

Crayons, Colored Pencils & Markers


Eraser & Pencil Eraser Tops

Glue Stick/Glue (Elmer’s™ White)

Child Safe Scissors

Folders with Pockets & Prongs

Wide-Ruled paper

Index Cards

Composition Books

Ear Buds/Head Phones (Grades 6-8)

3 Ring Binders & Dividers (Grades 6-8)

Scientific Calculator (Grades 6-8)


9th Grade - 12th Grade

Number 2 Pencils or Mechanical Pencils

Pens (Blue, Black & Red)


Highlighter Pens

Agenda/Student Planner


Pencil Bag or Pencil Box

College-Ruled paper

Subject Notebook


USB flash drive

Graph Paper

1.5-2” Binder (2)

Subject Dividers (8)

Scientific Calculator


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 Broker/Executive Vice President 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.”