For Day 10 of #30DaysOfCaring, I am highlighting another Central Florida deserving organization, A Gift For Teaching (AGFT). Since 1998, AGFT has been Central Florida’s primary provider of free school supplies to teachers for their students in need.
There are 180,000 kids whose families live at or below the poverty line. But the most shocking number is that 12,000 of those students are homeless. Since 1998, AGFT has distributed $80 million in school supplies. To put that simply, $50,000 worth of pencils, crayons, books, and art supplies are taken back to classrooms every day!
“Students need supplies to learn. Teachers need tools to teach. Our community needs young people to drive our future. A Gift For Teaching is the connector.”
Mission: To improve public education by providing resources and surplus materials free to teachers for their students in need.
Vision: To ensure every child has the tools and experiences to succeed in school and life.
How can YOU help?
- Learn more about AGFT? Visit a Show and Tell session.
- Volunteer! Volunteers are the heart and soul of AGFT. It takes a team of dedicated volunteers to operate the Free Store and they are always looking for new members. Are you 12-years-old? Are you 92-years-old? Great! You and everyone in-between can come in and become part of our ever-growing family. There are all kinds of opportunities to get involved. Click here for FAQ’s.
- Team Building Experiences and Group Opportunities are available. Grab your colleagues and head on over to AGFT for a volunteer experience you won’t forget! Click here to learn more.
- Get Involved. AGFT has various events throughout the year. Also, your financial and/or supply donations are always welcome! Read more here.