Friday, June 17, 2011

Help a Teacher Out Update

Wow! What a great response we have gotten. We have some really great teacher nominations- we are up to 10! And we have had a couple donations of supplies and money as well. We have started to do a "little" shopping of our own. Check out the stock we have so far:

So what do we do now?
Well, we will stop taking teacher nominations at the end of June so we can figure out exactly how many teachers we will be able to help out and exactly what kind of supplies/gift cards to get.
So keep the nominations coming up until Thursday, June 30th at 11:59 pm.
Then the nomination form will come down and we can get to work on putting together the teacher packages!

Also, we need to keep the donations coming as well. These teachers are amazing, and like we said before we are already up to 10 and probably growing. Ideally we want to help each one and make a big enough impact to actually help them out during the school year. We are doing everything we can as far as time and money to make that happen, but there's only so much we can do. Without a doubt these teachers will feel the love and support from what we have already collected, but it would be so great to be able to give them more and help them not have to come out of pocket for the year! We have included a shopping list of ideas (or you can come up with your own!).

Drop off locations:
224 Chartwell Ave.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(This is our personal home, if we are not home, you can leave anywhere by our door or garage)

StoreMore Warehouses
123 Schumans Beach Rd.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(Weekdays only- This is the main office, just tell the receptionist that its for Ryan Parker/Help a teacher out)

Shopping List:
  • Post-it notes
  • Pencils
  • Pens (assorted colors)
  • Index cards
  • Highlighters
  • Paper clips
  • Erasers
  • White out
  • Scissors
  • Calculators
  • Folders
  • Copy paper (white or colored)
  • Lined notebook paper
  • Crayons
  • Mints
  • Stapler/Staples
  • Tape
  • Organizational items for desk/classroom
  • Clipboards
  • Small dry erase boards
  • Dry erase markers/erasers
  • Inspirational posters
  • Calendars
  • Informational Charts to hang in classroom
  • Classroom decorations
  • Antibacterial soap
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Kleenex
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Air freshener spray
  • Air freshener plug-ins
  • Windex
  • Paper towels
  • Ziploc bags
  • Glue Sticks
  • Regular glue
  • Buttons
  • Treasure Box Toys
  • Books
  • Play-doh
  • White lunch bags
  • Brown lunch bags
  • Menus/maps
  • Magnetic tape
  • Velcro
  • Plastic spoons/forks
  • Large yellow envelopes
  • Water colors
  • Colored pencils
  • Cotton balls
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Glitter glue/glitter
  • Markers
  • Construction paper
  • Yarn
  • Sand paper
  • Stickers/Rewards/ Small prizes
  • Poster board
  • Magnetic Letters
  • Stamps/ink pads
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Composition books
  • Gift cards so they can continue to purchase items they need
Of course money donations are welcome as well because we do intend to give each teacher a gift card as well. When making a money donation please include whether you want the money to go towards supplies or a gift card (we will send you a receipt for your records to show where your money went) and whether or not you want to remain anonymous or have your name included.

You can donate through:
Paypal (by clicking on the link below)
Check in the mail: PO BOX 312438, New Braunfels, TX 78131
Check/Cash in person: call 830-626-3350 to set up a meeting

If you or someone you know owns a business that would like to take part in the drop off location or to donate as well, please let us know!

To contact us:

We will post another update at the beginning of July, when we know exactly how many teachers and what supplies we are lacking. We will also post some of the stories/nominations as well so you can see exactly who we are helping out and why.

Thank you for your continued support of these teachers!

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