A Gift For Teaching

A Gift For Teaching of Osceola County (AGFT-O)
 
A Gift for Teaching is a FREE store for eligible 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.  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.
 
 
  
 
Store Hours:
 
 
August 5 - May 25, 2017:  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
 
June and July, 2017: CLOSED

*PLEASE NOTE:  YOU MUST CHECK IN 30 MINUTES BEFORE CLOSING*
 

 

Just the FACTS:

  • Low income families spend 40% of their monthly income in August on “back to school” costs alone.
  • More than 77% of students cannot afford lunch, much less school supplies.
  • More than 2,000 students in Osceola County are homeless.
  • Some kids go to school without socks and shoes and do not own a toothbrush or even deodorant.
  • Teachers spend an average of $1,000 out of their own pockets to help their students each year.
  • Businesses search for positive outlets for usable, surplus products.
4 Simple Ways to Make A BIG Difference:
  • Host a School Supply Drive at your place of work or affiliated organization by collecting the basic school supplies including pencils, paper, crayons, glue, pens and backpacks. (Contact us to get one of our School Supply Drive Kits.)
  • Volunteer your time to help us inventory, sort, and stock donated product.  Volunteers are also needed to assist teachers during shopping hours. Email Heather  DeCarlo at decarloh@osceola.k12.fl.us to set up a time to volunteer, or call 407-348-2370.
  • Donate Financially Here
Contact: 
 
Kathy Ejnioui
Director of Programs
407-870-4886