How to Help Pgh Teachers This Back-to-School Season
Pittsburgh-area teachers often spend their own (very hard-earned) money on classroom supplies. But twice a year, they can stop by The Education Partnership’s Teacher Resource Center and fill up shopping carts with everything they need — from notebooks and glue sticks to Clorox wipes and air purifiers — at no personal cost. City Cast visited the center last year and spoke with executive director Josh Whiteside, program director Sarah McKay, and several teachers about how the nonprofit supports students and schools in need. Stick around to the end to hear how you can help!
*** This conversation originally published September 28, 2022.
We checked back in with Sarah McKay and she said the Teacher Resource Center is now serving 191 schools — 20 more than last year. They’re always looking for volunteers and donations.
Here are their 10 most needed school supplies right now:
- Markers (8-pack)
- Crayons (24-pack)
- Colored Pencils
- Dry Erase Markers
- Copy paper (8.5x11” white)
- Desk chairs
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