A Gift for Teaching is Central Florida’s primary provider of free school supplies that aims to ensure that every child has the essential learning tools they need to succeed in school and in life. With three means of distribution (the Free Store, Pencil Boy Express – The Mobile Free Store, and Pencil Boy Online), they need a lot of supplies to help local Central Florida students make it through the school year. Just $1 can provide $10 worth of school supplies.
The Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Cast Members take a big part in helping to collect donations during the Back-to-School Drive. Through August 6th, Disney Cast Members can find a local drop box location around their work areas to leave their donations. AGFT (A Gift for Teaching) can use donations like:
• #2 pencils
• Colored pencils (12-count)
• Composition notebooks
• Crayola crayons (24-count)
• Dry erase markers (3 or 4-count)
• Glue sticks
• Loose leaf ruled paper (75-150 count)
The great thing about being able to give back and help others in our local community is that it doesn’t have to break the bank. You can pay it forward and make a difference in the life of our local students and the teachers that help them grow and thrive by simply getting some of the supplies they need at your local Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Dollar General, Walmart, Target even at your grocery store like Publix who is also a sponsor of AGFT.
You can visit any Publix Supermarket in Orange, Osceola or Seminole county through August 4th and help in the “Tools for Back to School” campaign. By contributing $5 or more you’ll ensure that much needed learning tools will be supplied to our local hard working teachers for their students in need. Plus, you’ll receive a free reusable bag!
The Back to School Drive campaign runs from August 1st through September 16th. There’s a few ways you too can help by collecting and donating or you can host a supply drive, become a sponsor of the AGFT Back-to-School Drive campaign or making a financial donation. You can drop off your supplies at the AGFT Free Store or at any CFE Federal Credit Union branch. To find a CFE branch near you click here. To find a AGFT Free Store near you click on your county for more info.
- Orange County AGFT Free Store Location Information
- Osceola County AGFT Free Store Location Information
- Seminole County AGFT Free Store Location Information
Together we can all make a difference in our children’s education and help our teachers with the tools they need to help our students. Children are our future and we have to guide them and make sure they reach their full potential.
As a Mother of 6 I know all to well the struggles that some families face to make sure their kids are prepared for school. My sister in-law, cousins and close friends are teachers, so in my family “A Gift for Teaching” is a very important cause. I hope you can find it in your heart to help out.
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