Monday, September 10, 2012

Treasures 4 Teachers

Treasures 4 Teachers is a non-profit here in Arizona. Teachers can purchase a annual membership for $35 and then have access to some excellent resources. T4T has a warehouse full of donations from businesses and individuals that are available to teachers. Over the summer a colleague and I decided to give T4T a try. We paid for our membership and then spent nearly 2 hours exploring. There are several areas of the warehouse: the free section, the fill a bag for $5 section, and the pay-per-item section.

Some of the great things we found included: binders, cardstock, file folders, books, hole punches, desk organizers, etc. They often have dry erase boards, bookshelves, and file cabinets at a great price. The stock in T4T is always changing because they depend on donations from the community. I've only had a chance to check out the warehouse once, but I plan on going again in the next month.

This past Saturday T4T had a big giveaway. All members had to do was drive up and we were handed a bag stuffed full of goodies! I considered not going because it is located a bit far from my house, but was glad I went because there were some excellent school supplies, and I'm guessing each bag was worth over $25 retail. Here is what I got in my bag:

Cap erasers
Mechanical pencils
Glue sticks

Thank you Treasures 4 Teachers for the awesome goodies, they will be put to good use by my students! If you are an Arizona teacher you can take a tour of the warehouse and see if a membership is for you.


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