ABOUT ELEMENTARY COLLECTION
For every item sold, this collection provides school supplies to a public school classroom in the local community the item was purchased in.
IT'S ELEMENTARY! Our education system is mis-funded and unevenly resourced - yet our public schools lay the foundation for our culture, democracy and economy.
Even under optimal conditions, the job of a public school teacher is difficult. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated some of the significant issues facing today’s teachers, students, and schools. Teachers are lacking adequate access to quality supplies, students are struggling with mental health, and schools are seeing declining rates of college enrollment.
With the Elementary Collection, we hope to encourage a more equitable education system. We want to give teachers across the country an opportunity to improve the lives of their students. Because their students are the next generation of thought-leaders, decision-makers, innovators, and creators.
When you purchase an item from this collection, we find a teacher in your community requesting specific school supplies for their classroom. Our nonprofit partner will ship the supplies directly to the teacher in-need. Once this is complete, we'll send you an email detailing the exact school project and classroom your purchase has supported.
For this collection, we are partnering with DonorsChoose, a nonprofit organization that allows public school teachers nationwide to request school supplies for their classrooms.
To date, teachers at 86% of public schools in America have posted a project on their site. DonorsChoose is helping students in every community have the tools they need for a great education. We are excited to partner and work with such an inspiring and impactful organization.
This collection keeps our three philanthropic promises in tact:
Your impact is uber-local. Proceeds directly benefit a public school in the community your order is either purchased in or delivered to.
We speak in specifics. Your purchase results in classrooms supported, not dollars raised. You'll know the exact school classroom that supplies will be given to.
We make it easy to understand. After your purchase, at the end of the quarter, you will receive an email with details on the exact school project and teacher you supported in your community.
Public School 889
Dear FOR OTHERS,
Thank you so much for all of your donations! These supplies will help us create our classroom “toolkits” that students can use during small group and independent work time. We’re so excited to begin. Thank you again for your generosity and support! Your donations will go a long way!
74th Street Elementary School
(Los Angeles, CA):
Thank you for your generous donations! I am deeply grateful for your willingness to contribute to my students’ educational journey. These vocabulary journals will support my students in the development of their academic language skills. I am very excited to utilize the vocabulary journals in my classroom with my amazing scholars!
Thomas G Morton Elementary School
My students will be very thrilled to receive their sketchbooks! I believe the sketchbooks will help them grow as artists.
Sketchbooks are such an important tool for artists, and I look forward to watching them express their creative side and practice their drawing as needed.
College Achieve PS Central Emerson
Thank you so much for your contributions to our classroom project! My students are going to be so excited to use these new materials in our classroom! We are so appreciative and grateful for your support! I am so excited to share this great news with all of my students!
Dolores Huerta Elementary School
(San Francisco, CA):
Thank you for all your support. This will greatly impact our students and there success not only this year but also in middle school and beyond. We are supporting our 4th graders to stay organized and keep their belongings in a place they can always find. With these supplies we will be able to prepare them for all of the different courses they will take.
Rainier Beach High School
Dear FOR OTHERS,
Thank you so much for helping my students get the paint they need to finish their amazing ceramic art work. It is an amazing thing to see what a positive ceramics experience can do for a young persons outlook on life. Thank you for being a change maker in my students lives!
Albany High School
Thank you so very much for all of your generous donations! I am so very excited to carry out this amazing project. The kids love this one so much and I know you will love to see the results! Again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for your kindness and generosity!
Harvey Rice Wraparound
Thank you so much for funding my project. I can’t wait to use it in my classroom. Working with so many grade levels is hard and these materials will help me be able to work with all of my students. Your generosity will help me improve the reading and math levels of my students. During this time, I know it is especially difficult to donate, and you will never know how much I appreciate it.
Hancock Elementary School
(San Diego, CA):
Dear FOR OTHERS,
Thank you for your support and donation. I can't wait to have my UTK kiddos use these new writing boards. It means the world to us to know that there are others out there that cares about our future. Once again, thank you for all that you do. We are excited to use these new tools.
E W F Stirrup Elementary School
Thank you so much for always supporting my educational endeavors. Each and every project I create brings my classroom and my students closer to having a successful school year. The school supplies will help me provide all my students with some basics they need throughout the school year. Thank you again for your support.
Howard C Reiche Community School
Thank you very much for helping supply the classroom with items to create our own books! Watching the children create and then enjoy the books is a real joy! At the end of the year each child will go home with a wonderful classroom book!
Thanks for making it happen.