Teachers' Treasures

Teachers’ Treasures

Mission

Teachers’ Treasures obtains and distributes school supplies free to teachers of students in need.

Overview

Teachers’ Treasures, the “Free Store for Teachers,” helps at-risk children get the materials they need to succeed in school by providing teachers with donated educational supplies for use in their classroom. Teachers’ Treasures serves more than 5,900 teachers in Marion County who work in schools where 60% or more of the students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Teachers “shop” for free at the main 13,000 square-foot facility on the east side, the new store on the west side at Northwest Middle School, or through the Mobile Outreach events. Since its founding in 2000, Teachers’ Treasures has provided teachers more than $67 million in free school supplies. Thousands of products each year are donated to Teachers’ Treasures from businesses and individuals. Ensuring that it is consistently meeting the needs of teachers, Teachers’ Treasures also value-purchases and buys in bulk the most in-demand school supplies and stores them in their warehouse location.

Arthur Dean Family Foundation Funding
  • 2022: Program support for mobile outreach expansion
  • 2021: Program support for mobile outreach expansion