Donations pour into Mirtha Barzaga’s annual school supply drive

August 1, 2019


Davidson Realty agent Mirtha Barzaga hosted her annual school supply donation drive last weekend, July 27 and 28, at the King & Bear and Heritage Landing amenities centers.


As a result of Mirtha’s hard work, many disadvantaged kids in St. Johns County will return to school with everything they need.


“Thank you to the residents, customers and my vendors who came out and donated this year,” said Mirtha. “It shows that when we come together, we can make a real difference for local kids.”


Some of the hundreds of donated items include 24 backpacks, 70+ notebooks, 100 folders, as well as calculators, pencils, markers and crayons, folders and plenty of required classroom items.


All local students are provided with required supply lists ahead of each school year. According to the National Retail Federation, “Families with children in elementary school through high school plan to spend an average $696.70” preparing for the 2019-2020 school year. This includes school supplies, electronics, clothing, and accessories like backpacks and lunchboxes.


These items add up quickly, making it difficult for many families to ensure their children are prepared. Donation drives like Mirtha’s help families to fill the gaps for these students.


Florida also has an annual sales tax holiday to help families reduce the costs of school supplies. This year’s tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 2 and runs through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6.


Donations can still be made online at For more information, contact Mirtha at 904.501.1830 or


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