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New Apple-Mart Logo


Apple-Mart Store Hours

New Teachers to Lake County Schools will be able to shop at our Apple-Mart locations starting Wednesday, August 7, 2024 from 3pm-5pm. New teachers should have the Purple Apple-Mart card with them to shop. 

All three Apple-Mart locations are open starting Wednesday August 14, 2024 through
May 14, 2025. Apple-Marts are open from  3 – 5 p.m.*

Teachers must bring their school ID and Apple-Mart shopping card. Please email with questions or to request a shopping card. 

Our Apple-Mart Store Locations: 

LEESBURG: 2045 Pruitt St., Leesburg, FL 34748 (behind Rimes Elementary)

MASCOTTE: 513 Albrook St., Mascotte, FL 34753 (on campus of Lake Hills Academy South)

EUSTIS: 18725 E. Bates Ave., Eustis, FL 32736 (on campus at Eustis Middle)

*Eustis Apple-Mart opens at 3:30 p.m.

In 2005 The Education Foundation of Lake County opened Apple-Mart, a store where teachers can shop for free! Each year new teachers in the district receive a shopping pass that allows them to shop once a month. Passes are also given to the principals to distribute among their teachers. Social workers are allowed anytime with no limit. The average value of each visit can be anywhere between $95-$150. The stores are run entirely by a group of volunteers and are stocked by donations from the community, local businesses, and churches. Find out how YOU can help Apple-mart by becoming a volunteer today! If you’re interested in helping one of our Apple-Mart locations, please complete this form and we will contact you shortly.

Suggested Donation List:





Sketch Pads


Ziploc Baggies


Construction Paper





Spiral Notebooks


Graph Paper

Legal Pads




Popsicle Sticks

Colored Pencils


Sticky Pads


Pencil Sharpeners


Copy Paper


Hand Sanitizer

Index Cards

Flash Cards


Thank You Apple-Mart Volunteers!

Our volunteers manage these stores every Wednesday afternoon for Lake County Schools teachers to be able to receive free school supplies. We couldn’t possibly have these stores without our volunteers!  Additionally, we would like to thank our community and corporate/business partners for supporting our annual Red For Ed school supply drive held throughout July.  This event has become a significant source of both good-natured competition as well as an opportunity for us to replenish our stores before the beginning of the school year.

Apple-mart volunteers 2023