A Gift For Teaching Back To School Drive

A Gift For Teaching (AGFT) is celebrating 15 years ensuring every child has the basic learning tools and experiences to succeed in school and life. AGFT is an independent 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization privately funded by corporations, foundations and individuals.

Mission: To improve public education by providing resources and surplus materials free to teachers for their students in need.

A Gift For Teaching

The top 6 school supplies needed are:

  1. Loose leaf paper packs
  2. #2 pencils
  3. 24-count crayon boxes
  4. 8-count marker packages
  5. Glue sticks
  6. 12-count packages of colored pencils

There are 3 easy and convenient ways YOU can get involved and help make a difference:

  1. Financial donations
  2. Product donations (see list above)
  3. Host a back-to-school supply drive in partnership with AGFT

Also, RDV Sportsplex hosts Food Truck Fridays from 10-2 in the parking area on the corner of Maitland Summit Blvd and Keller Road. July proceeds benefit AGFT!

Here are some amazing stats:

  • $1,000 can provide 5,000 children with a pack of loose leaf paper.
  • $500 can provide more than 45,000 children with a pencil.
  • $250 can provide more than 1,000 children with a pack of crayons.
  • $100 can provide 1,000 children with a glue stick.
  • $50 can provide nearly 200 children with an 8-count marker package.
  • $20 can provide more than 80 children with a 12-count pack of colored pencils.

For additional information about AGFT’s back to school drive, check out this flyer. It contains all the information you and/or your company will need to get involved (drop off information and locations, ideas on how to start a drive, print-outs to post in your office, etc.).

Be sure to also follow AGFT on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!

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