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Hillsborough County Tax Collector’s Office Helps “Erase the Need”

Tampa, FL — July 2, 2021

Partners with Hillsborough Education Foundation for their annual school supply drive

Tampa, FL— July 2, 2021 — Hillsborough County Tax Collector, Nancy C. Millan announced their annual school supply drive to “Erase the Need” for teachers and students in Hillsborough County.

“Since 2006, we’ve partnered with the Hillsborough Education Foundation to collect school supplies for our students and teachers who need them the most. HEF is an excellent resource that supports Hillsborough County public schools,” said Tax Collector, Nancy Millan. “I’m thrilled to continue and grow this partnership,” she continued.

For almost 35 years the Hillsborough Education Foundation has been committed to strengthening public education through advocacy, investment of resources, and programs that empower every student to achieve academic and personal success.

In the 2019-2020 school year alone, HEF distributed 2.7 million dollars in school supplies to serve around one hundred thousand students. Supplies are available to teachers in Title one schools to shop for much needed classroom resources – for free! That means items such as backpacks, pencils, paper, notebooks, and anything else that you can donate will help make a big difference in a student’s life.

“Our inventory has really been depleted during the pandemic and we are working to restock our shelves, so all students can have their own basic school supplies that they need to be engaged in their learning.  Your donations will positively impact classrooms as students head back to school and throughout the year,” said Hillsborough Education Foundation CEO, Kim Jowell.

The Hillsborough County Tax Collector’s office is asking their employees and customers to join them in this amazing initiative during the month of July to “Erase the Need” and put school supplies in the hands of students.  To find a Tax Collector’s office near you for donation drop off, visit

To learn more about the Hillsborough Education Foundation and how you can help, visit