Recently Success Won’t Wait accepted several large donations of educational games, math manipulatives, teachers’ resources, and even a VCR/DVD player combo from the kind teachers and administrators at the Tatnall School in Wilmington, Delaware — so we could then pass them along to TFE. In addition, we’ve been stockpiling books for kids ages K-12 all spring. They were starting to take over!
With this donation of 1,200+ books to TFE, our program total donated has to grown to an amazing 14,500+ books. And, we are so happy to help this great organization.
If you are not familiar with TFE, it is the Pennsylvania-based not-for-profit organization whose mission is to equip classrooms in under-supplied schools in the tri-state area. Unfortunately, teachers continue to fund far too many classroom supplies out-of-pocket. According to one Huffington Post Education article (2015), “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 of course, some spend far, far more.
TFE offers teachers a free alternative. Annually, TFE donates to over 1,000 preschool, elementary, middle and high school teachers in publicly funded educational schools. From pencils and notebooks, to arts and crafts supplies, to books, teachers can claim the items that their students need most.
To learn more or to donate, visit the Treasures for Educators website. After all back-to-school is just around the corner!
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!