Our goal was simple: who knows the needs of students more than the teachers who teach them daily? Through our innovative and self-sustaining funding, we are able to purchase much-needed basic school supplies and products. By joining forces with national corporate donors, Compassion Coalition’s: Equipped 2 Teach ensures that educational tools are enhancing the classroom and educational experience locally in CNY.
The national average that teachers spend on their own classroom supplies is $498 per year, but when speaking with local teachers, we learned that the cost far exceeded that.
Since December 2017, Compassion Coalition’s: Equipped 2 Teach has been serving 60 schools, and counting! This stylized store located at 506 Columbia Street, serves our local teachers that are currently teaching in schools where 70% or higher of the student population receives free or reduced lunch. Teachers obtain much needed educational and classroom essentials with a value between $700-$1,000 in educational support to pass on to their students.
Equipped To Teach is currently scheduling schools to shop by appointment.