Come join the Back to School Coalition of Hillsborough County, as we continue to solicit the assistance of our corporate partners, donors, friends, and neighbors in investing in a healthier community physically and mentally.


Participate by purchasing school supplies, including but not limited to, book bags, pens, pencils, individual pencil sharpener, composition books, crayons, rulers, calculators, binders, etc.  and bring your items by our drop-off locations.


Publix Supermarket and Florida Blue  joined forces with us to help ensure many students will start the new school year ready to learn.


You can also register to be an event volunteer, as we prepare our youth on their journey of academic success.


If EACH of us, purchase one book bag, collectively that would make a huge difference in our communities.


Interested individuals and/or organizations should contact us via email at with any questions.


COME JOIN US!!!!! Please Sign UP!  and forward this invitation to as many invested stakeholders, as you can!

Dear Friends,


Do you recall the excitement and anticipation you felt as a child before the first day of school? Do you remember getting your outfit and supplies lined up and ready? Remember being worried about making friends and having a teacher who was supportive, engaging, and made learning fun?


James* felt all of that too. His family relocated to Florida and were doing their best to fill out paperwork, scrape together enough for a backpack and supplies, and make sure his immunizations were up to date in time for school to start. That’s when his family found out that there was a backlog of three months to get James an appointment for the immunizations he needed to be in compliance with the school’s policies. He would have to miss the first two months of school.


James’s family turned to Project LINK for help. He was able to receive the immunizations he needed to keep himself and his peers safe, healthy, and ready to thrive in school.


Project LINK has been the administrative arm of The Back-to-School Coalition of Hillsborough County for the last 16 years. We have made sure that thousands of children have the medical care and supplies they need to be ready for school. We are now planning our annual Back to School Health Clinics for the 2019-2020 academic year. We expect to provide over 5,000 children with the immunizations and physicals they need to be ready for school, while increasing our outreach efforts to their families to make healthy lifestyles choices. 


Come partner with us to raise $50,000 to continue providing these critical services. If families in our community don’t receive  preventative care, they will fall into a gap that affects their children’s ability to learn, as well as the parents ability to work, to support their families.

We would love to highlight your organization at our events and invite you to participate.


Thank you in advance for assisting Project LINK, as we attempt to improve the lives of children and their families, in preparation for a successful new school year.


Please forward your commitment response as soon as possible, and feel free to contact me at my office, 813.276.5671.




Tina Young

Executive Director




If you would like to make a financial donation to go towards the purchase of Backpacks & School Supplies, please click on link below. For other donation inquiries, please contact Tina Young at (813) 276.5671 or email:
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