September--the month when summer officially slips into fall and teachers and students across the city are settling into the new school year.
Teachers bring their heart and dedication to the classroom every day--and a lot of times that includes emptying their pockets to have classrooms stocked with basic school supplies many Indy families can’t afford to provide.
In fact, teachers on average spend anywhere from $500-$1200 each school year for classroom supplies.
And it doesn’t just stop at notebooks and pencils. A large number spend their own money to make sure their students have access to hygiene basics like shampoo, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste.
We’re always amazed at the generosity teachers extend in their classrooms, but we also want to help ease that burden. That’s why Teachers’ Treasures has supported thousands of Marion County teachers for the past 15 years through our Store for Teachers, where educators from the area’s high-need schools can access much-needed supplies through free monthly shopping trips.
This August alone we were able to funnel over $1 million of supplies into Indy’s classrooms.
But we can’t stop there!
This year there are more than 250 shopping-eligible schools in Marion County and the immediate surrounding areas (the main distinction of eligibility being a 60% or more free or reduced lunch rate).
That means we need to keep our shelves stocked for more than 100,000 students and 2400 educators from now through May.
This is why we hope to see you at Growler Fill Friday on September 25, where Sun King is generously giving $1 of every 64 oz. growler and $.50 of every 32 oz. growler to Teachers’ Treasures.
With $1 of every donation equaling $15 of supplies in the classroom, this one event alone can help us make a BIG impact in classrooms across Indy!