buzzin back to school

Georgia Tech Human Resources has secured backpacks to be filled with school supplies. They will be distributed to Georgia Tech employees with children (grades K-12) who may not have the financial means to obtain the necessary supplies for school.

Click to see 2022 impact statement 

Who is eligible to receive a backpack?

This initiative is intended to support Georgia Tech families who may not be able to provide these supplies on their own. While there are no formal eligibility requirements, we ask that only those employees in need make a request for a backpack. Backpacks are reserved only for children of Georgia Tech employees. While we hope to have enough supplies to fulfill all requests, submission of a backpack request does NOT guarantee a backpack.

Request a Backpack

Important Dates 2022

Deadline to Order Supplies from SchoolKitz June 7
Deadline to Request a Backpack June 24
Deadline to Order Supplies from Amazon Wishlist June 30
Notification to Employees Receiving Backpacks July 6
Backpack Distribution  July 13 and 14


SchoolKitz Instructions

  1. Go to 
  2. Click on the blue bar that says “Search for your school by name, city or zip code” and search for Georgia Tech or Georgia Institute of Technology. 
  3. Select an elementary kit or a middle/high school kit. 
    • When adding the kit to your cart, put “Donation” as the first name and “Kit” as the last name. ​
  4. If you would like to purchase more than one kit, add the first kit to your cart and then go back and add the next. 
  5. The next page offers optional items to add. 

Amazon Wish List Instructions

  1. Go to the Amazon wish list

  2. Select the items you wish to purchase

  3. When checking out, be sure to select the delivery address “GTHR (Buzzin’ Back to School)’s Gift Registry Address

In-Person Drop-off

School supplies may be dropped off at GTHR's temporary location, 755 Marietta Street.

School supplies list by grade.