Tools for Teachers
Free School Supplies for Teachers in Low-Income Schools
Kids need the right tools in order to succeed in school, but many families cannot afford the most basic school supplies like pencils, crayons and notebooks. In an effort to help their students succeed many teachers pay for school supplies from their own funds to ensure their students are not at a disadvantage.
The Tools for Teachers program provides free school supplies to teachers at schools meeting the following criteria:
Schools must be within Riverside or San Bernardino County lines
Schools must have a minimum participation rate of 80% of its students enrolled in the free or reduced lunch program
A Tools for Teachers Application and Agreement must be submitted by a qualified school representative
Qualified school representatives are limited to ONLY Principals, Assistant Principals, Counselors, and Teachers ( teacher's aides and substitute teachers are not eligible to participate)
Only those registered for shopping days are permitted to select items
Tools for Teachers participants are responsible for bringing their own shopping bags- up to 2 bags equivalent in size to the reu
Participants must have a valid staff badge from their school when attending a shopping day
School representatives will be limited to participating on a shopping day once per year
School supplies are distributed on select "shopping" days by reservation only. Teachers will select from donated items based on current inventory on a first come first serve basis. Inventory will include supplies in the following categories binders and notebooks, writing utensils, office supplies, paper, containers. Shopping will take place on selected days (usually once per quarter). Teachers will be selected at random from completed and approved applications. Volunteers will be available to help teachers shop and carry their donations to their cars; family and friends are kindly asked to stay in the waiting area while teachers shop.
The Next Tools for Teachers Distribution Is TDB
A teacher nourishes the soul of a child for a lifetime.
Do you have questions about our new program? Give us a call at 951-359-4757