ESF couldn’t do what we do without the support of our many community partners.

Our school system partners help inform our mission, ensuring the items we provide are what students and teachers really need. They also help us spread the word, ensuring that parents and guardians who are struggling to make ends meet know that they can get help from us.

Our distribution partners extend our reach to communities that are farther away from our warehouse distribution center in SW Atlanta. They help us meet the teachers, students, and families we serve where they are, which adds greater value and increases our overall impact.

Our national partners provide a virtual network of information and shared resources.

Our workplace giving partners help raise awareness of and funds for our cause though our Back to School Sponsor a Student and Sponsor a Teacher camapigns as well as our holiday season Sponsor a Child campaign.

Parents and guardians of disadvantaged children register and shop online for toys and gifts to give their children. ESF volunteers pick and pack their orders at our facility in SW Atlanta and then sends them to the distribution partner site from which the parent chose to pick up their items.

Distribution partners are asked to commit to distributing gift packages to at least 1,000 families. Accomplishing this generally requires the partner group to host a MINIMUM of two distribution events during which you will need at least 20 volunteers. You will also need to have access to adequate storage and distribution space for up to one month. Adequate space means having access to a facility that is secure, conveniently located, able to receive pallet loads (i.e., has a loading dock or bay door), and ideally has ample space for vehicle traffic.

Click here to view a map of our current distribution partners.

As a member of the Kids in Need Foundation’s national network, ESF is one of 42 resource centers nationwide that are committed to providing teachers an opportunity to “shop” for classroom supplies.