News & Events

February 2021

 

On Monday, February 1st, Teachers Teammates’ opened its Online Free School Supply Store. Teachers from 4 school districts (Upper Darby, William Penn, Southeast Delco and Chester-Upland) were invited to register and place an order for the supplies they needed. Ultimately, this resource will be available to all 15 districts in Delaware County.

Welcome to Karen Testa Wong as TT’s newest Board Member! See Karen’s Bio on our Partners page.

In the first month that our online free store was in operation we filled 26 teachers’ orders with an average value of $500! Let’s at least double the number of orders in March! Teachers receive a bonus gift when they refer a colleague that joins TT.

 

January 2021

TT was able to install mobile shelving in our storage space to increase its capacity for donations.

Through the Kids in Need Foundation, Teachers’ Teammates received a tractor-trailer load of donated goods from JoAnn Stores. Volunteers started sorting and organizing the merchandise in preparation for it to be distributed to teachers.

In honor of MLK, Jr. Day, families volunteered to organize and count donations, test pens and markers and sharpen pencils. They picked up projects from TT and completed them in their homes to abide by covid safe practices.

 

 

December 2020

Maria Panaritis, a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed Raelyn to learn more about Teachers’ Teammates. As a result, more inquiries came in, more donations were made and new volunteers offered to contribute.

Channel 10 News Reporter, Steven Fisher broadcasted a report about TT.

Fox News Reporter, Brian Anderson featured Teachers’ Teammates on his “For Goodness Sake” feature

 

 

November 2020

 

Hooray! We welcome Jacquelyn Zalkind as our newest Board Member and Social Media Coordinator. We look forward to growing TT with Jaqy on our team!

In recognition of Giving Tuesday, we launched a Facebook campaign to raise $3,000 to cover the cost of 1,500 lap size whiteboards and dry erase markers. Items needed for virtual classwork.

 

 

October 2020

Teachers’ Teammates’ welcomes, Nancy Gilhool and Cherriel Gentles to our Board of Directors. It is great to have you join the team!

Teachers’ Teammates was able to provide 150 School at Home supply bags to the 4th and 5th graders at Chester Community Charter School.

We sent our first email newsletter to our friends and supporters.

TT is now approved as a designated charity for Smile.Amazon accounts and has a wish list for people to use if they’d like to send supplies directly to us. Please use Smile.Amazon when shopping and Amazon will donate .5% to Teachers’ Teammates.

 

 

September 2020

was a busy month:

Collaborated with the Foundation of Delco, Main Line Health, Senator Tim Kearney’s office, The Community’s Foundation, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Avid Pharma and The Haverford Trust Company to raise the funds for 3,000 Home@School supply bags for all of the K-6th graders in the William Penn School District.

To show our support and appreciation for the work of some of our local educators and with the contributions of many individuals and organizations, we delivered Back to School bags to all 52 teachers and 30 support staff at the Darby Township Elementary School.

August 2020

Ongoing search for needed warehouse space.

Basic website online as of Aug. 25 and its development continues.

Launched 1st “Teachers’ Back to School Bag”Campaign starting with 52 Elementary School Teachers in the Southeast Delco School District

July 2020

Formed Teachers’ Teammates as a Non-Profit Corporation

Created Logo

501c3 Application approved retroactive to May 6.

May 2020

Created Founding Board and Held Our First Meeting

Spring 2019 - Spring 2020

Research and Study

Conducted research into the feasibility of establishing a teacher resource center in Delaware County, PA.

Raised $8,092 for the 28 teachers working in Delco that applied to the Supply a Classroom Program. Each received supplies worth $500.

A Donation of the last of ACMoore’s Inventory

A Donation of the last of ACMoore’s Inventory

Last week Teachers' Teammates received 16 pallets of goods from the last of ACMoore's inventory. We are sorry to see this company close as we loved shopping there for many different supplies. We are grateful to them for sharing their bounty with the teachers and...

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