Back-to-school drive launches to counter drop in student achievement

Drop off locations:

Palm Beach County Libraries – Main Branch – 3650 Summit Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Palm Beach County Libraries – Greenacres Branch – 3750 Jog Road Greenacres, FL 33467
Palm Beach County Libraries – Royal Palm Beach Branch – 500 Civic Center Way Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
Palm Beach County Libraries – Wellington Branch – 1951 Royal Fern Drive Wellington, FL 33414
Palm Beach County Libraries – Gardens Branch – 11303 Campus Drive Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Palm Beach County Libraries  – Okeechobee Branch  – 5689 West Okeechobee Blvd. WPB, FL 33417
Palm Beach County Libraries – Glades Road Branch – 20701 95th Avenue South Boca Raton, FL 33434
Palm Beach County Libraries  -Lantana Road Branch – 4020 Lantana Road Lake Worth, FL 33462
Seacoast Bank –3001 PGA Blvd Suite 100, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Seacoast Bank – 585 W Indiantown Rd. Jupiter, FL 33458
Seacoast Bank –615 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Seacoast Bank –2090 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd Ste 100, West Palm Beach, FL
Seacoast Bank –8101 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Seacoast Bank –12796 Forest Hill Blvd. Wellington, FL 33414
Seacoast Bank –2000 Lantana Rd. Lantana FL 33462
Seacoast Bank –3717 W Boynton Beach Blvd. Ste 1, Boynton Beach, FL 33436
Seacoast Bank – 50 NW 5th Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33483
Seacoast Bank 2300 Glades Rd Suite 140, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Ground Control Palm Beach – 4230 Northlake Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Wellington National Golf Club – 400 Binks Forest Dr, Wellington, FL 33414
Ed Morse Honda – 3790 W Blue Heron Blvd, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Ed Morse Delray Toyota – 2800 S Federal Hwy, Delray Beach, FL 33483
Ed Morse Delray Cadillac –  2300 S Federal Hwy, Delray Beach, FL 33483
Tropical Smoothie Cafe- 15673 Southern Blvd Suite 103, Loxahatchee Groves, FL 33470
Starbucks (Alton Town Center)- 5400 Donald Ross Rd, Palm Beach Gardens
Starbucks (Abacoa Plaza) –5500 Military Trl, Jupiter, FL 33458
Starbucks (Mirasol Plaza)- 6231 PGA Boulevard Suite 100, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Starbucks (Gardens Square Plaza) – 10925 N Military Trl, West Palm Beach, FL 33410
Starbucks (Oaksbrooke Plaza) – 11600 US1 Hwy, PBG, FL 33410
Starbucks – 287 E Indiantown Rd B-10, Jupiter, FL 33477
Starbucks – 2770 W Indiantown Rd, Jupiter FL, 33458
Starbucks  – 2525 Military Trail #101, Jupiter, FL 33458
Starbucks  – 3101 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Starbucks –7030 Okeechobee BlvdWest Palm Beach, FL 33411
Starbucks – 11081 Southern Blvd Bay 100, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
Starbucks –4742 N Congress Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Starbucks  –12840 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414



The GL Homes and Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Back To School Drive launches on June 1 to help reduce a historic achievement gap with low-income minority students by providing a free backpack stuffed with necessary school supplies. A recent study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) found minority students from low-income households suffered a 50% greater achievement loss than other students compared to pre-pandemic achievement results. The study exposed a historic widening of achievement gaps by race and economic status.

“GL Homes understands that this is a crucial time for all students, but the children supported by Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County have been impacted the most by the pandemic and need our help,” explained GL Homes Senior Director of Community Relations Sarah Alsofrom. “It’s important for GL Homes to do our part to help the community fully recover.”

GL Homes is the title sponsor of Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s Back To School Drive. Their support is crucial to helping more than 2500 children and teens across the county who live at or below the poverty line receive a backpack full of needed school supplies. With the results of the NBER study uncovering a historic achievement gap, it’s imperative that all Club members return to the classroom with the essential tools needed to be successful. To read the full report from the National Bureau of Economic Research and learn more about the historic achievement gap, click on this link.

“Across our 17 locations, all Boys & Girls Clubs in Palm Beach County are focused on ensuring all Club members can graduate on time and with a plan for the future,” said President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Jaene Miranda. “In addition to the Back To School Drive, 110 certified teachers will work with Club members daily throughout the summer to lessen the widening achievement gap. With the help of GL Homes, the Back To School Drive will be a success and provide the school supplies that most Club members would not receive without the generous support of our community.”

The GL Homes and Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Back To School Drive starts June 1 and will run through August 1. Drop-off locations for backpacks and school supplies are scattered throughout Palm Beach County, including most libraries and Starbucks.  Donations can also be made virtually by purchasing backpacks stuffed with needed school supplies for only $10.

To donate online to the GL Homes and Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County 2022 Back To School Drive, click on the button below.