Teachers' TeammatesSupplying Teachers and Students With the Tools They Need
Our mission is to ensure all K-12 teachers and students in Delaware County have the tools they need to succeed in the classroom.
We want to demonstrate our encouragement, support and gratitude for the work of our teachers.
What We Do
Teachers’ Teammates brings together resources to offer the teachers in under-resourced schools in Delaware County the opportunity to receive free supplies to use in their classrooms.
We provide an easy avenue for businesses and the community to donate goods that can be re-purposed by teachers and students. Donations reduce waste and demonstrate good stewardship of resources and investment in children.
Teachers’ Teammates brings together many parts of the community (business, community organizations, houses of worship, public servants, young and old) to meet a need.
Teachers’ Teammates is member based and located in Delaware County to make it as easy as possible for donations to be dropped off, volunteers to contribute time and for teachers to safely pick up their order curbside.
WHY IT MATTERS
Nationally, on average, teachers spend the equivalent of one paycheck to make up the difference between what districts and families could afford and what their students need.
In households where resources are constrained, school supplies can be luxury items.
In Delaware County, 33 percent of 70,000 children receive free or reduced-priced lunches.
Tapping the unused supplies in our community to restock classrooms can impact the educational outcomes for our children.