Mission: The mission of Treasures 4 Teachers is to provide access to free and low-cost supplies to educators from the community's reusable resources.
Results: - IN 2019 THERE WAS AN ESTIMATED 4.2 MILLION CUBIC FEET OF SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS THAT WAS COLLECTED FROM THE LOCAL COMMUNITY, DIVERTED FROM THE LANDFILL, AND REDISTRIBUTED OUT TO TEACHERS FOR EDUCATIONAL USE. THESE SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS MADE THEIR WAY TO OVER 4,500 TEACHERS AND 135,000 STUDENTS! MATERIALS ARE EITHER GIVEN FREE, OR SOLD FOR A NOMINAL COST, TO THE TEACHERS WE SERVE.
-A TOTAL OF 150 INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS PROVIDED ALMOST 7845 HOURS OF SERVICE TO OUR ORGANIZATION IN 2019. IN ADDITION, 1000 HOURS OF VOLUNTEER SERVICE WAS PROVIDED BY GROUPS.
-TREASURES 4 TEACHERS IS ALSO AN AFFILIATE OF THE KIDS IN NEED FOUNDATION, WHERE WE ARE PROVIDED WITH BRAND NEW SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO GIVE AWAY TO TEACHERS ABSOLUTELY FREE. IN 2019 WE RECEIVED JUST OVER 1.6 MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF SUPPLIES FORM THE KIDS IN NEED FOUNDATION.
Target demographics: Arizona Educators
Direct beneficiaries per year: 6,635 Educators
Geographic areas served: Arizona
Programs: -The Treasures 4 Teachers Shopping Warehouse
-T4T on Wheels
-T4T Thrift Shop
-T4T West Valley
I have worked with Treasures 4 Teachers several times over the years on project related work. The organization is well managed with a devoted board and energetic director. The multi-faceted mission of helping classrooms/children, preserving the environment, and helping educators draws many volunteers of all ages. Volunteering at the warehouse is a delightful experience. In the past most donations were for classrooms so they have struggled to find income for salaries and to build membership and rural outreach would take additional resources. If you would like to help this organization and can donate money for salaries, truck maintenance/purchase/lease, membership drives and rural or online outreach projects they would welcome it. The really wonderful thing about T4T is that every donation is used to 110% of its ability. If you donate a toilet paper or papertowel roll it will go to good use at least once more time. If you donate a dollar it will go toward so many things. If you donate 10,000 it will help assure this great organization goes really far.