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About Teacher Closet
I Heart Bryan LOVES Teachers! Teacher Closet is an initiative, by I Heart Bryan designed to bridge the gap between our community and classroom teachers.
Did you know that over 90 percent of teachers spend an average of $500 on classroom supplies throughout the year? (National Education Association). Teacher Closet allows our community a year round opportunity to provide continuous support to teachers by providing a free shopping experience for needed classroom supplies. We’ve partnered with teachers and formed a list of common items that are often purchased out of pocket and stocked those items for teachers to “shop” for free.
It is our hope that this initiative helps our teachers feel supported by their community. By opening up Teacher Closet, we also hope to be a positive platform that initiates ongoing conversations about the conditions that affect public school classroom teachers.
Teacher Closet is a community resource available to ANY school employee with a valid school district ID. To shop Teacher Closet, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. Teacher Closet is located at Morningstar Storage on FM2818. 425 N. Harvey Mitchell Parkway, Bryan, TX.
Teacher Closet is ALWAYS accepting donations! We accept new and like-new items. We rely on our community to purchase and donate these items and even have an Amazon Wishlist for easy online shopping. Donations can be dropped off at the Morningstar Storage Office during their normal business hours.
Teacher Closet was a dream of our team mate and initiative team lead, Monica Martinez. She had seen other models happen but she wanted to create something that allowed more engagement between communities and teachers.
Thank you, Monica, for your courage!
Fun fact, thanks to our amazing partner Morningstar Storage, we can accept donations every day! Simply drop off your items during their business hours.
Thank you for all you do! Seriously. You are not told enough.
Ready to shop? Make an Appointment today.
*Must have and show a valid school district ID to shop.***
Teacher Closet is NOT just for Bryan ISD teachers. We service any educator with a valid school district ID who is willing to drive to our location.
You must have and show a valid school district ID to shop the Closet.
The kind people of our community have donated everything from pens and books to lamps and pillows! Our inventory is constantly changing so schedule an appointment today!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ASAP!
To have a continuous way for our community to help teachers with supplies and various other classroom items, we also need a continuous way to keep items organized and stocked. Please join our Teacher Closet team through Service Saturdays. Helping a Saturday here and there makes a huge difference in offering this amazing system to teachers. Join us on a Saturday!