Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Announces 22nd Annual Backpack Challenge

Last year, the Trusted Real Estate Advisors at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty collected over 250 backpacks filled with school supplies for children in Northeast Florida during its 21st Annual Backpack Challenge. The team is excited to kick-off the 22nd Annual Backpack Challenge. 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 July 19, 2021.

 

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
Please label the outside of your backpack(s) with the grade level!

  • Backpack 
  • #2 Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Pencil Bag  
  • Child Safety Scissors  
  • Crayola Crayons 
  • Colored Pencils 
  • Markers 
  • Pocket Folders with Prongs (different colors preferred)
  • Construction Paper (Multi Color)
  • Composition Notebooks 
  • Wide Ruled Loose-Leaf Notebook Paper 
  • Expo Dry Erase Markers (Fine Tip) 
  • Glue Sticks
  • Sticky Notes 
  • Ruler 
  • Headphones

 

 3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Please label the outside of your backpack(s) with the grade level!

  • Backpack 
  • #2 Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Pencil Sharpener 
  • Pencil Bag  
  • Child Safety Scissors  
  • Colored Pencils 
  • Pocket Folders with Prongs (different colors preferred)
  • Composition Notebooks 
  • Subject Spiral Notebooks 
  • Wide Ruled Loose-Leaf Notebook Paper 
  • Expo Dry Erase Markers (Fine Tip) 
  • Ruler 
  • Protractor (no compass)
  • Glue Sticks 
  • Sticky Notes 
  • Clear sheet protectors
  • Headphones or earbuds

 

 

 6th Grade - 8th Grade
Please label the outside of your backpack(s) with the grade level!

  • Backpack 
  • #2 Pencils 
  • Pencil Sharpener 
  • Pens 
  • Pencil Pouch
  • 3-Ring Binder (1.5” or larger preferred) 
  • Pack of Dividers (8-Subject) 
  • Pocket folders
  • College Ruled Loose-Leaf Notebook Paper 
  • Pack of Graph Paper
  • Subject Spiral Notebooks 
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Colored Pencils 
  • USB Flash Drive 
  • Ruler 
  • Sticky Notes 
  • Headphones or earbuds

 

 

9th Grade - 12th Grade
Please label the outside of your backpack(s) with the grade level!

  • Backpack 
  • #2 Pencils 
  • Pencil Sharpener 
  • Pens 
  • Highlighters
  • 3-Ring Binder (1.5” or larger preferred) 
  • Pack of Dividers (8-Subject) 
  • College Ruled Loose-Leaf Notebook Paper 
  • Pack of Graph Paper
  • 3 Subject Spiral Notebooks 
  • Pocket folders
  • Planner 
  • Scientific Calculator 
  • USB Flash Drive 
  • Ruler 
  • Circular protractor
  • Compass
  • Sticky Notes 
  • Index Cards 
  • Headphones or earbuds

 

 

Extra Donations for Any Grade Level - These supplies are not required, but are greatly appreciated!

  • Clorox Wipes
  • White Copy Paper
  • Baby Wipes
  • Quart Size Ziplock Bags
  • Gallon Size Ziplock Bags
  • Sandwich Bags
  • Paper Towels
  • Hand sanitizer – Large and small
  • Tissues

 

 

Donation Locations:

Home Office

4190 Belfort Road, Suite 475

Jacksonville, FL 32216

904.296.6400

 

Avondale/Ortega/San Marco

3627 St. Johns Avenue

Jacksonville, FL 32205

904.388.5005

 

Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside

375-1 Atlantic Boulevard

Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

904.241.2417

 

Fleming Island/Orange Park

3535 Highway 17, Suite 10

Fleming Island, FL 32003

904.269.1716

 

Mandarin/St. Johns

11576 San Jose Boulevard

Jacksonville, FL 32223

904.260.4300

 

Ponte Vedra/Nocatee

333 Village Main Street, Suite 670

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

904.285.1800

 

St. Augustine

112 Sea Grove Main Street, Suite 210

St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080

904.471.6906

 

MuraBella at World Golf Village

196 Capulet Drive, Suite 3

St. Augustine, FL 32092

904.802.0690

 

“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 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.”