Teachers can spend hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars out of their own pockets on school supplies for students. Since many are prepping the classroom right now, here are some helpful tips on how to save and how you can help!
Treasures 4 Teachers now has two locations, granting instructors access to warehouses full of new and used low-cost supplies, even free sections! They also have a the T4T Thrift Shop and mobile unit, T4T on Wheels, to make deliveries! Now, you must be a member, and that cost is $35 annually. So, students, parents, friends and more could pitch in to buy a membership as a gift or make a donation to help! Click here to join.
DonorsChoose.org serves K-12 schools in all 50 states. Teachers post supplies they need, and donors pick up a request to assist.
AdoptAClassroom.org connects donors to specific classrooms.
Instructors can join groups like The Freecycle Network, where you can get and give necessities within your neighborhood.
You can create a Classroom Wish List on Amazon and share it with parents and friends who might donate.
Half Price Books donates books to classrooms and libraries. Requests can be made online.
Reusing items or having rummage or garage sales might help too. Plus, dollar stores can help in the saving department for some items.
What other tips do you have for teachers to save on back-to-school items? Let us know!