School supplies for teachers in low-income schools
Kids need the right tools in order to succeed in school, but many families can't afford the most basic school supplies, like pencils, crayons and notebooks. Many compassionate teachers pay for school supplies from their own pockets so their students aren't at a disadvantage.
The Teachers Aid program provides supplies to teachers in schools in which 70% of students are on free or reduced-price lunch. School supplies are distributed every Saturday at the Teachers Aid Center, located near the Houston Food Bank's warehouse on the east side.
Teachers select from donated items based on their grade levels, curriculum needs and current inventory. Teachers can "shop" once a month, with a school ID in hand.
The program is an affiliate of the Kids in Need Foundation's Kids in Need National Network sponsored by Target.