Photo by Ivan Saul Cutler.

Teacher Supply Warehouse

The average teacher spends $600 – $1000 of their own money on classroom supplies. The Teacher Supply Warehouse is a community collaboration designed to off-set those costs by providing high-demand, every-day classroom supplies to Guilford County Schools (GCS) educators.

GEA is only able to operate the Warehouse because of the generous support of our community. To see how you can help, please see the information on the right-hand side.

GCS teachers – Please sign up for a specific shopping date here. Bring your GCS I.D. to your shopping appointment. Currently, only the teacher shopping is allowed in the Warehouse. Children must wait outside.  GCS educators can shop up to 4 times a year.

How the Teacher Supply Warehouse Works

The Teacher Supply Warehouse is divided up into 2 different sections. At each visit, GCS teachers can shop in both areas for a variety of items up to 4 times a year.

TSW Basics

  • Supplies: The high-demand basics like paper, pencils, glue sticks, dry erase markers, copy paper and more.
  • How It Works:  At each visit, teachers are allotted a set amount of points for shopping in this section. Each item will have a point assigned to it.

TSW Extra

  • Supplies: A wide variety of new and gently-used items, including office supplies, copy and craft paper, desk organizers, plastic bins, art supplies, presentation boards,  books and much more!  We recently received nearly 20  pallets of various NEW office supplies from Staples that will be available. We also have donated items from Joann Fabrics & Crafts and individually wrapped snacks from Backpack Beginnings.
  • How It Works: There are NO limits in this section so be prepared to stock up on some amazing items!

Community Members –
You Can Help:

  1. Volunteer at the Warehouse – Sign up here:  We need to your help – putting together school orders, checking teachers in when they come to shop and stocking the shelves. We are following COVID safety recommendations, so masks are required and we are limiting the number of people in the Warehouse at any given time.
  2. GEA’s Virtual Supply Drive – click here to make a donation and help us keep the shelves of the Warehouse stocked!
  3. GEA’s Amazon Wishlist -click here to make a purchase and it will be shipped directly to the Warehouse. These are items that our teachers say are must-haves whether school is online or in-person.
  4. Supply Drives – Host a supply drive at your house of faith, business or club. We can give you all that you need to get started! Contact Louise Courts to learn more.

Our Most-Needed Supplies

Donation Guidelines

  • The Warehouse is currently accepting gently-used supplies and new classroom supplies. A list of the most-needed items can be found on the right of this page.
  • An appointment must be made to drop off supplies. Please contact our Warehouse Manager at TSW@GEANC.org or by calling 336-841-4332. Please wait on a confirmation before coming to the Warehouse.
  • Donors should come to the back of the Warehouse at 311 Pomona Dr., Suite E.
  • Please wear a mask when you drop off donations. If you don’t have one, we can provide a mask.
Guilford Education Alliance Teacher Supply Warehouse
Guilford Education Alliance Teacher Supply Warehouse
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Teacher Shopping Visits 2019-2020
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Laptops Distributed to Students
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Community Volunteer Hours 2019-2020
Some photos courtesy of Ivan Saul Cutler.