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Impact Polk 2017: Polk Education Foundation’s “Free Teacher Market”

Impact Polk grant through the Community Foundation’s Grants Committee

The Free Teacher Market serves Polk public and charter school teachers by giving them a place to “shop” free of charge, for student and classroom supplies. The Market is stocked with donations of new and gently used items from the community and is open during the school year. Cash donations are primarily needed to replenish popular items, such as basic school supplies which tend to run out quickly. Funding also allows the purchase of desirable teaching manipulatives used to enhance instruction and engage students. All materials available in the Free Teacher Market provide supplies which students need to be successful and to minimize the amount of money teachers spend out of their own pockets.

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About Impact Polk 2017

Impact Polk is an annual grant program of the GiveWell Community Foundation with the goal of addressing community needs throughout Polk County. To learn more about Impact Polk, click here.

About the Polk Education Foundation

The Polk Education Foundation was created in 1988, as a 501(c)(3) direct-support organization for the Polk County School Board. The Foundation serves as the fiscal agent and manager of many educational programs for Polk County Schools. To learn more about the Polk Education Foundation, visit www.polkeducationfoundation.org.