12 Ways to Give: Teachers’ Treasures
So, Teachers’ Treasures is a local Indianapolis organization, but I bet with a quick internet search you can find something like it where you live. If you don’t find a charity you like, consider giving directly to a teacher.
Teachers’ Teasures has this to say about the need for supplies in Marion County:
- Over half of the children in Marion County cannot afford lunch, much less school supplies, leaving this group one step behind their peers each day.
- Teachers on average spend $500 – $1000 per year of their own funds to buy supplies for their classroom and students.
- Today’s economy is causing parent, teacher and school budgets to be reduced.
The TT Solution
Teachers’ Treasures lets qualifying schools pay an annual supply fee of $35, and then teachers get to select supplies once per month. Of course, the items available—including everything from crayons to desk chairs—depend on donations. And that’s where people like you and me come in.
If you live around these parts, here’s how you can help:
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