BUCKEYES SUPPORT AGFT

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The Ohio State Alumni Club of Central Florida has adopted A Gift For Teaching in Central Florida as our local charity.  A Gift For Teaching is a Central Florida non-prot organization that serves 324 public schools in Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties.  The Free Store in Orlando and its satellite stores, A Gift For Teaching of Osceola County and A Gift For Teaching – Seminole, are funded by and stocked by local individuals and companies. Since 1998, more than $59 million worth of school supplies, including essential classroom tools such as pencils, notebooks, glue, backpacks, art supplies and books have been distributed to local students in need.

CENTRAL FLORIDA BUCKEYE IMPACT

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During the months of August and September 2013, the Ohio State Alumni Club of Central Florida donated over $1500 during the Pay it Forward Campaign in support of A Gift for Teaching.  In addition, Central Florida Buckeyes volunteered at the A Gift For Teaching Stores in Orange and Seminole Counties. These Central Florida Buckeyes volunteered 73 hrs and stuffed 500 back packs, stocked shelves, built supply shelves to organize storage, and sorted recycled school supplies which saved AGFT over $1400 in labor expenses. 

 

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: HIGH NEEDED ITEMS

School Supplies

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Central periodically collects donations and supplies at our alumni club events.  You can collect basic school supplies in your home or business or work with your family, friends, co-workers and your community to collect as many supplies as you can.   Bring these supplies to our alumni club events.  All your donations will be transported to A Gift for Teaching.  These donations and items are free for the teachers to use for their students.   Below is a list of supply items AGFT needs:

  • 24 Pack Crayons
  • 8/10 Pack Color Markers
  • 12 Pack color
  • Pencils
  • Glue sticks
  • Pencil packs
  • Black or blue pen packs
  • Pocket folders
  • Rulers
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Composition notebooks
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Pink block erasers

Donations

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Donations to A Gift for Teaching go a long way.  A lot of times they can purchase materiels wholesale versus retail pricing to get much needed supplies.   

 

 

Volunteer to Support Education

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Volunteering is critical to the success of A Gift for Teaching. Join us next time to volunteer at one of the A Gift For Teaching Stores - Orange or Seminole County.  We assist the stores with sorting donations, stocking shelves, and preparing supplies to go out into the Free Stores.

 

 

BECOME A VOLUNTEER