Help us help teachers and students! Donate needed school supplies and gently used office items to the Polk Education Foundation's Free Teacher Market. The Free Teacher Market helps local teachers receive much needed classroom supplies and materials to aid students and increase lesson quality. As an added bonus, your support helps to lessen the burden on teachers’ budgets.
"I wanted to say Thank You to all the people who make this Free Teacher Market possible. I truly appreciate all the items that are available. I am able to provide materials for the students who need them without costing me anything. It is truly a lifesaver when you are living paycheck to paycheck. Thank you again for making these materials available." ~ Mulberry Middle School Teacher
Sponsored by Bright House Networks, the Free Teacher Market is a distribution program that accepts new and gently used donations from your home, office or business. Companies might consider donating excess inventory, surplus or marketing items. The Free Teacher Market then makes these donated items available free of charge to Polk's public and charter school teachers. Due to the generosity of Bright House Networks and other donors, the Free Teacher Market is open twice a month from September - May. See the link below for a list of requested items that you may have around your house or office. You can also schedule a delivery to the PEF office or schedule a pickup from your business by downloading a donation receipt / pickup form. YOUR donations help make a difference in the lives of students and teachers in Polk County!
A huge THANK YOU to Bright House Networks, whose return $10,000 sponsorship gives them Market naming rights again in the 2013-14 school year! This gift allows us to continue opening twice a month, rather than once a month. Being able to purchase additional supplies to stock the Free Teacher Market allows us to help more teachers and students.
Happy Free Teacher Market shoppers!
Other Financial Donors:
In-Kind Donations: Wells Fargo Winter Haven, Walt Disney World, GFWC Four Corners Women's Club, PCSB Warehouse, Bartow High School IB students, County Line Road Auction
"Thank you for the wonderful “shopping” experience last week. It was fun taking a BIG bag of supplies out to my car without having to take out my wallet." ~Travis Career Center Teacher