Events & News
Thank you to the Junior League of Indianapolis for its $10,000 grant to Teachers’ Treasures in March!
Teachers’ Treasures received a Season for Sharing Grant from the Indianapolis Star to help in our mission to provide free classroom materials to low-income schools. Thank you!
Deflect-o, LLC has graciously donated 72 pallets of supplies to Teachers’ Treasures!
This generous donation has filled our warehouse and will make a huge difference in the lives of students and teachers in Marion County in need of school supplies. Teachers’ Treasures extends a huge thank you to Deflect-o, you can check out their inventory of beautiful and innovative office supplies here!
Colts Gameday Collection – School Supply Drive on September 16th!
On Sunday, September 16, the Colts will team up with Teachers’ Treasures to host a School Supply Drive prior to the Colts vs. Vikings game. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., volunteers will collect school supplies from Colts fans to benefit Teachers’ Treasures. Donations will be collected at the Colts Community Collection Stations, presented by Toyota, located outside each Lucas Oil Stadium gate.
All school items will be donated to Teachers’ Treasures. Items collected will benefit over 1,700 Indianapolis area school teachers with resources to provide their students with school supplies.
For full details, click HERE!
Donate School Supplies at Your Local Walgreens
From 7/29 to 8/18/12, visit your local Walgreens to donate school supplies in-store. Find the Kids In Need Foundation collection box at the front of the store on your way out.
The top items suggested for donation include crayons, glue sticks, markers, filler paper, pencils, pens, notebooks, folders and erasers.
100% of your donation goes to the Kids In Need Foundation (Teachers’ Treasures is the central Indiana Kids In Need Foundation affiliate) and schools and students in need. Sponsored by Kids In Need Foundation. Collection support provided through the Walgreens Way to Well Commitment.
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Our Caring Spirit/Dream Big event on April 25 drew over 400 guests to the Children’s Museum as we celebrated caring spirits, big dreams and education innovation.
The Teachers’ Treasures building was selected as a site for one of the 46 for XLVI Super Bowl murals in 2011. We were thrilled to have artist Will Schlough create his work.
For their first home game of 2011 the Indianapolis Colts chose Teachers’ Treasures for their Charity Game Day Collection. Volunteers collected supplies outside of each Lucas Oil Stadium gate from fans entering the stadium. Although the day was a tough one for the Colts, it was a win for Teachers’ Treasures. Fans donated over 4,000 supplies and more than $2,400 to assist the program in Helping Teachers Help Kids.
We want to thank the Indiana Members Credit Union for supplying associate volunteers for this event, Two Men And A Truck Movers for donating their truck to deliver the supplies, and finally, a great big thanks to the Indianapolis Colts organization for their support…GO BLUE!
CARING SPIRIT LUNCHEON – MAY 11, 2011
The annual Fundraiser was a big success raising over $40,000 for Teachers’ Treasures. Thanks to all our wonderful supporters who participated. A special thanks goes to Marian Inc. and our event sponsors, Herff Jones and IPL.
- Presentation of the Caring Spirit Award to Dr. Tony Bennett, IN Superintendent of Public Instruction
- Introducing our first award for Teacher of the Year presented to Julie Breeden of Southport High School
- Silent Art Auction of artwork created by local students from Teachers’ Treasures donated materials.
Teachers’ Treasures In the News & Videos
August 30th, 2010 – Channel 6 aired a news story on Teachers’ Treasures. Thanks Julie Pursley and Channel 6 for letting the community know we are here and can use their help “helping teachers help kids.” Product donations are always welcomed and contributions to help fund our program are greatly appreciated.
July 26th, 2010 Sherman Burdette’s Video for Fox 59 - Paying it Forward Segment- Sherman Burdette’s story captures the heart of our mission. His story showcases the ongoing circle of individuals “paying it forward”.
June 16th & 18th, 2010 Target Extreme Warehouse Makeover – Channel 6 – 7 pm evening news story covers the Target Extreme Makeover of the Teachers’ Treasures warehouse. The transformation is amazing!