Our mission is to ensure all K-12 teachers and students in Delaware County have the tools they need to succeed in the classroom. We want to demonstrate our encouragement, support and gratitude for the work of our teachers.
Teachers' Teammates (TT) brings together resources to offer all teachers in Delaware County, PA free or low cost supplies. We provide an easy avenue for businesses & the community to donate goods that can be re-purposed by teachers & students. Donations reduce waste & demonstrate good stewardship of resources. TT with many parts of the community i.e. business, community organizations, houses of worship, people of all ages, to meet a need. Teachers spend on average $500/year out of pocket on purchasing supplies for their classroom & students.
Teachers’ Teammates is modeled after 42 successful teacher resource centers throughout the U.S.. After extensive research, we confirmed that there is no comprehensive teacher resource center located in southeast PA.
Teachers' Teammates received approval of their 501c3 application in July 2020. It has grown faster than anticipated. In September, TT led a project to provide 3,000 School at Home Supply Bags to all K-6th graders in the William Penn SD and 82 Back to School Bags to the teachers and staff at the Darby Township Elem. School. As a result of these successful campaigns, we are receiving calls from more teachers with similar needs. Initially, TT will focus on meeting the needs of the 4 school districts in Delco that qualify for 100% for free lunch program: Chester-Upland, Southeast Delco, William Penn and Upper Darby School Districts. Our ultimate goal is make this resource available to all teachers in Delaware County, PA.