Sarasota Police Department announces sixth consecutive ‘Pack the Patrol Car’ drive to provide school supplies to youngsters before classes begin again on Aug. 19

Donations may be made in person or online

With Sarasota County School District students scheduled to return to classes on Aug. 10, the Sarasota Police Department, in partnership with members of the community, wants to “Pack the Patrol Car” with new school supplies for the upcoming school year, the department has announced.

This will be the sixth year in a row that the Sarasota Police Department (SPD) has conducted such a drive, a news release points out.

The SPD is partnering with CoreSRQ to accept school supplies from  Wednesday, July 19, through Wednesday, Aug. 2,the release adds.

New school supplies may be dropped off from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. at two locations — as follows — or they may be purchased online:

  • Sarasota Police Department, located at 2099 Adams Lane in Sarasota.
  • CoreSRQ, located at 1075 S. Euclid Ave. in Sarasota.
  • Online through Amazon at

Following the “Pack the Patrol Car” school supply donation drive, members of the Sarasota Police Department will donate the items to students throughout the community before school begins on Aug. 19, the release says.

“The Sarasota Police Department is accepting new school supplies for all ages and grade levels, including backpacks, pencils, pens, highlighters, boxes of Kleenex, small bottles of hand sanitizer, folders, notebooks, glue, markers, crayons, erasers, and notebook paper,” the release stresses. SPD members “will break down all donations by grade level before donating them to students,” the release notes.