Monday through Thursday and the first Saturday of the month, teachers are scheduled for their monthly shopping trip.
Volunteers welcome them and register them and after the teachers fill their shopping cart up, volunteers “check them out” as we monetize the value of the product they take.
We have a digital process so it is pretty easy and painless! The teachers very much appreciate this and you’ll meet some great people on any shift.
If you’d like to help, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
About Teachers Treasures
Teachers’ Treasures helps at-risk children get the materials they need to succeed in school by providing teachers with donated educational supplies for use by the students in their classroom.
◦Over half of the children in Marion County cannot afford lunch, much less school supplies.
◦Teachers on average spend $500 – $1000 per year of their own funds to buy supplies for their classroom and students.
◦Today’s economy is causing parent, teacher and school budgets to be reduced.
Teachers’ Treasures bridges the gap between the great need and available resources. Many businesses and individuals have a surplus of product/materials and are in need of a positive outlet to dispose of these items.
We provide a unique means to transfer these donated materials to teachers for use in their classrooms. Since being established in 2000, Teachers’ Treasures has distributed over $35 million worth of free school supplies.
◦We operate a retail-like free supply store for teachers, open year-round, with more than 300 items a teacher can use to help capture a child’s interest, creativity and commitment to learning.