Over $215,000 worth of classroom furniture and equipment were donated over the weekend to local schools at the conclusion of the EdSpaces conference.
EdSpace, a conference designed for educator, brought together classroom visionaries and education experts to reimagine classroom design. Dozens of exhibits were on display showcasing the latest innovations in classroom furniture, technology and supplies.
At the end of the conference, vendors like Paragon, donated their EdSpaces display furniture to 9 different Hillsborough County Achievement Schools. Donations ranged from desks to shelves, chairs, rugs, cabinets, and more. In total, the donations were valued at over $215,000.
The local elementary and middle schools that received the donations included: Foster Elementary School, Pizzo Elementary School, Woodson (PK-8), Sligh Middle Magnet, Potter Elementary, BT Washington Elementary, Dunbar Elementary Magnet, and Burney Elementary School.
The Tampa Convention Center was proud to work with EdSpaces vendors to complete these donations as part of our Save the Resource initiative for sustainability. This donation was also made possible thanks to the Hillsborough Education Foundation.