Each year, teachers spend an average of $500 to $1,000 of their own money on school supplies. They do this to support the many children of all ages who attend classes without the most basic school supplies.
Teachers’ Treasures aims to reduce the burden on teachers by providing the supplies they need to help their students learn.
Margaret Sheehan, Executive Director, and Blake Bush, Music Teacher at Tindley Genesis, explain the need for school supplies in schools in Marion County and how WISH-TV is partnering with the organization for the annual Gr8 Paper Push.
Today, educators at more than 200 schools in Marion County can shop for school supplies at no cost to them. Teachers are eligible if they teach at a school where 60 percent or more of the student population is on the free or reduced lunch program. Teachers must also pay a nominal membership fee.
Held August 1, the drive will collect much needed school supply items such as copy paper, notebook paper, and pencils to benefit Teachers’ Treasures. Area businesses are encouraged to sign up now and begin collecting supplies.
Sign up your company or place of employment for the Gr8 Paper Push. Collection boxes are available by request.
Tweet: #GR8PAPERPUSH to @WISH_TV
For a list of needed items, click here.
For more information on Teachers’ Treasures, go to www.teacherstreasures.org.