Treasures 4 Teachers is a non-profit organization that receives donated items from several businesses and sells them to teachers for a bargain price.
They sell traditional and nontraditional supplies and out of the box items too. Anyone who works with kids or is an educator, preschool teacher, classroom teacher, even Girl or Boy Scout leaders, can shop at Treasures 4 Teachers.
Plus there is an annual membership which costs $35 per person. This membership gives you access to a warehouse filled with donated materials from fabric to binders, markers, staplers, paper and more. In my opinion. it is worth every penny because of the amount you can save.
Some of my favorite sections in the store are the “fill a bag for $5” and “fill a bag of books for $5."
At the store they will give you a medium sized clear plastic bag to fill it with anything you want from their $5 section of supplies. In this section some of the items they have are lots of used or recycled folders, hanging folders, specialty papers, arts and crafts and other items too.
The newest section is the book section. Same concept but instead, you can fill that bag with as many books as you can and get it for just $5. I filled my bag with 25 to 30 books and there was room for more books. The books section is mainly children’s books so they are not that thick so you can really fill that bag.
They even have a small bag you can fill up for $1 with supplies like tissue, paper clips and science project supplies. There is even a free section! The free section when I went had tons of used binder folders. One lady got 173 binders for her classroom all for free!
Treasures for Teaches also has a specialty shop where teachers can get fancy paper, craft items, paint and teaching supplies anywhere from $.50 to a couple of bucks. If you are an educator in anyway and can afford the $35 membership this is definitely worth checking out.
1230 W Southern Ave, Suite 105
Tempe, AZ 85282
Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Extended hours every Thursday: 10a.m. until 7:00p.m.
**Directions: Treasures for Teachers is located on the north side of Southern Avenue between Priest and Hardy, next door to Andrew's Party Rental.