Donations Sought for Upcoming Teachers’ Warehouse

Teachers’ Shop Til You Drop Day, Image: Education Alliance of Washoe County

The Education Alliance of Washoe County is asking local businesses and individuals to donate supplies for the upcoming Teachers’ Warehouse, a free resource for teachers to gather items for their classrooms.

Collection day is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4 at the warehouse, 380 Edison Way. Financial donations will also be accepted.

“Our generous community partners continually make a difference for our 4,200 hard-working teachers,” said Kendall Inskip, Education Alliance executive director. “Community donation day is set aside to celebrate and acknowledge their tremendous contributions in the past, and to encourage everyone to donate whatever they can to support our students and teachers. We will accept just about anything that teachers can reuse in their classrooms, and we are grateful for the community’s support.”

Teachers may “shop for free” at the warehouse from 3 to 5:30 p.m. May 10 for supplies they need for classroom activities for their students.

“This is a great resource for educators at all grade levels,” said Natha Anderson, Washoe Education Association president. “As a teacher myself, I have come to the warehouse to look for materials for my classroom, and I am always able to find something that I can use to help my students. We are so lucky to have such a caring and generous community to support our educators, and I look forward to this year’s event.”

For a list of ideas on what to donate, click here:
https://ed-alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/DONATION-IDEAS-TEACHERS-WAREHOUSE.pdf

For more information, call 775-353-6950 or visit www.ed-alliance.org.

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