GCS Teachers: The Warehouse will open up for back-to-school shopping July 23 – August 23
How does the Warehouse work?
67% of GCS students live in poverty and often can’t afford to purchase supplies needed for class. Teachers often spend a yearly average of $900 of their own money to help purchase classroom supplies.
The Teacher Supply Warehouse is designed to help teachers and students get necessary supplies at no cost. Because of the generosity of our community, the warehouse is stocked with thousands of items donated through supply drives and purchased with grants and contributions.
- GCS teachers shop for items at no charge 4 times a school-year.
- Only one shopping visit is allowed in a given month.
- For each visit, GCS teachers are given a budget of points to “spend” on high demand items like paper, notebooks and crayons. In addition, they may take what they need from the “free” warehouse stocked with a wide variety of new and gently used items.
How can you help?
- Host – Host a supply drive at your business, church, civic club, book club – any place you’d like!
- Donate – Donate money, new supplies or gently-used items. Monetary donations are used to purchase our most-needed supplies. Donated items can dropped off at GEA from 9am – 5pm, Monday – Thursday.
- Volunteer – We need you! Sorting items or helping teachers shop are just two of the ways you or your group can volunteer.
MOST NEEDED SUPPLIES: No. 2 Pencils , copy paper, two-pocket folders, marble notebooks, glue sticks, colored pencils, colored markers, crayons, hand sanitizer, facial tissue, spiral notebooks, kid-sized scissors, adult scissors and post-it notes.
ITEMS WE CANNOT ACCEPT: Hazardous materials, desks & furniture, projectors & computers, open/used house paint and electronics.
To donate funding or to learn more about the Teacher Supply Warehouse, contact Louise Courts at 336.841.8041 or via email.
Thank you to our sponsors!