A Gift for Teaching is a FREE store for eligible K-12 teachers to shop for supplies to be given to children in need in their classrooms.  Our mission is to ensure that children and classrooms in our community have the basic tools for learning that students need to succeed.  We do this by transferring, at no cost, the community’s surplus supplies and merchandise into the hands of teachers and school children in need.

The Osceola County AGFT store is a program offered through The Education Foundation of Osceola County, Inc. in partnership with A Gift For Teaching in Orlando. Together we are able to pool resources, share product, and reach more students in need as a result of this unique partnership.

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Meet The Team

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Christopher Santiago

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A Gift For Teaching Manager

Christopher.Santiago@osceolaschools.net

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Ivan Suriel Jr.

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A Gift For Teaching Key Holder

Who is Eligible to Shop?

Full-time, certified K-12 instructional personnel with their own classrooms from eligible schools in Osceola County may shop at A Gift For Teaching, including classroom/general education teachers, media specialists, guidance counselors, nurses, principals, assistant principals, and deans. At this time, custodians and administrative support staff such as administrative assistants, resource teachers, and paraprofessionals are not eligible to shop.

A Gift For Teaching has a strict NO GUEST policy.  Please plan accordingly as any guests will be required to wait outside of the store.  If you should require assistance to shop, please speak with the staff at the check-in desk.

Teachers

Wouldn’t it be nice if everything were free?  A Gift For Teaching is just that – free!

Osceola County Teachers from eligible high-need schools can shop once a month at our free store.  We know buying school supplies can be a burden on teachers, and we aim to alleviate that.

Read our Shopping Guidelines prior to shopping, make sure you bring your school ID badge and reusable shopping bags.

Find out when we close in our holiday schedule.

Update for teachers for the

2021-2022 school year

Our Hours

Tuesday
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Wednesday
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Thursday
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Check in closed promptly at 5:30 PM

Our brick and mortar store will be reopening for Fall 2021. Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

Curbside pickups are available June, July, and August. Registration opens the 1st of each month. Eligible teachers will receive a notification via their @osceolaschools.net email address.

Pencil Boy Express

Pencil Boy Express will resume September 2021 and will continue through April 2022. Eligible teachers will receive a notification via their @osceolaschools.net email address.

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