Triad Goodwill Partners with the Guilford Education Alliance to Restock School Supplies at the Teacher Supply Warehouse
GREENSBORO, NC – Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc. (Triad Goodwill) has partnered with the Guilford Education Alliance for the month of September for an in-store school supply drive at all Guilford County Triad Goodwill retail stores. Customers can shop any Triad Goodwill in Guilford County for school supplies and donate the items in-store for the Teacher Supply Warehouse.
Upon purchase, items will receive a PAID sticker, and can simply be placed in the donation bin. Customers are also welcome to donate school supplies that were not purchased at Triad Goodwill in the bins located at each store.
“We know there is a big rush in the community to donate school supplies prior to the first day of school,” explains Teresa Smith, Director of Marketing at Triad Goodwill, “but we wanted to give back and ensure that the Teacher Supply Warehouse was well stocked into September and beyond for those teachers who needed additional supplies for their classrooms.”
In March, Triad Goodwill embarked on an initiative called #GoodwillGivesBack where they partner with local non-profits and organizations to further serve the communities within their 5-county territory. “This partnership is a perfect example of #GoodwillGivesBack and connecting with even more people in our community” says Smith.
Some items that are in high demand at the Teacher Supply Warehouse include, 2-pocket folders, glue sticks, colored pencils, crayons, markers, No. 2 pencils, hand sanitizer, facial tissue, scissors, and more. Many of these items and more can be found at Triad Goodwill retail stores throughout Guilford County.
The donation drive will continue to the end of September and all donations will go to the Guilford Education Alliance’s Teacher Supply Warehouse, where teachers in Guilford County can shop for free 4-times per year for supplies for their classroom. The Warehouse is organized and managed through the Guilford Education Alliance.
For more information on the Guilford Education Alliance and how you can further assist the organization, visit their website https://guilfordeducationalliance.org/. More information on the Teacher Supply Warehouse, including a full list of items in need can be found at https://guilfordeducationalliance.org/for-teachers/.
About Triad Goodwill:
Triad Goodwill (Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc.), a 501©(3) nonprofit leader, promotes the value of work by providing career development services, skills training and work opportunities for people with employment needs. In the past year, Triad Goodwill served 13,931 people in the community and helped place 2,731 workers in competitive employment. 85¢ of every dollar earned in Triad Goodwill stores supports their mission.