Every year teachers spend thousands of dollars out of their own pocket on supplies for their students.
In Forsyth County, the Educator Warehouse helps teachers by giving them lots of stuff for their classroom.
Karel Chandler gave FOX8 the details.
The Educator Warehouse, a collaboration of Forsyth Education Partnership and Winston-Salem Forsyth County Council of PTAs, is a facility where teachers can ‘shop’ among thousands of new and gently-used donated items for use in their classrooms.
Donations come from local businesses, organizations, and individuals.
Located in a pod behind Diggs-Latham Elementary School, the Educators’ Warehouse is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on school days and the first and third Saturdays of each month from 9-11 a.m. from late August to mid-May.
Teachers sign up online to visit the Warehouse on a specific day.
All classroom teachers are allowed four visits per school-year (once per quarter) and can shop for a designated amount of supplies during each visit.
For more information about how to donate, visit their website.