Success Won’t Wait donates 2,100+ books to Treasures for Educators; Program total tops 12,300!

Treasures for Educators, Cristen, March 2016
Treasures for Educators Founder, Cristen Beecham Zipf loads her van with over 2,100 children’s books donated by Success Won’t Wait. These books are destined for teachers in underfunded schools throughout the Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey area.

This week, Success Won’t Wait made another donation of over 2,100+ kindergarten through 12th grade children’s books to Treasures for Educators, bringing our program total to a an amazing 12,300+ books! Treasures for Educators is the Pennsylvania-based not-for-profit organization whose mission is to equip classrooms in under-supplied schools in the tri-state area.

Why is Treasures for Educators so important? According to a recent Huffington Post article (September 2015) teachers continue to fund far too many supplies out-of-pocket. Rebecca Klein, editor for Huffington Post Education explains, “All around the country educators are being forced to do more with less. Last year, teachers spent an average of about $500 of their own money on supplies for students.” And, some spend far, far more.

Treasures for Educators (TFE) offers teachers an alternative.  TFE donates to over 1,000 preschool, elementary, middle and high school teachers in publicly funded educational settings: public schools, charter schools and HeadStart. From pencils and notebooks, to arts and crafts supplies, to books (most often supplied by Success Won’t Wait, naturally!), teachers can claim the items that their students need most — and it’s all FREE.

To learn more, visit the Treasures for Educators website.

Founded in 2002, Success Won’t Wait, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit literacy organization based in Wilmington, Delaware. Want to learn more about Success Won’t Wait’s literacy projects, how to donate used books in Delaware, or volunteer your time? Click on the About Us tab to learn more.

Read now, because success won’t wait!

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