The Wish List Depot is dedicated to supporting learning in low income and disadvantaged elementary classroom programs by providing teachers with easy access to free supplemental classroom supplies.
The Wish List depot is an innovative approach for community and local businesses to support Maryland teachers at area elementary Title I schools by providing accessible classroom supplies at no cost. Teachers usually spend as much as $300.00 to $600.00 of their personal income each year on extra supplies for their classrooms.
While Individual supplies are requested for each grade level at the beginning of the school year, teachers are still in need of extra supplies that are not provided by the school district throughout the school year. These supplies include composition notebooks, tissues, paper towels, markers, extra pencils, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, extra glue sticks, educational games, craft supplies, books for the classroom reading center, and much more.
The goal is to open 23 Wish List Depots by 2017 throughout Maryland. These depots will provide services to over 200 teachers each school year. The first depot is scheduled to open on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Johnston Square Elementary School, Baltimore City. This depot will support 24 teachers.
For more information or if you would like to contribute supplies, materials, money or your time, do not hesitate to contact Sharon Matthews at the Wish List Depot at 410 552-1971 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.