This past week our office had the opportunity to give back to our local community through volunteering with local non-profit: Free 2 Teach!
Born from the desire to give back and support local teachers, Free 2 Teach provides free resources to teachers in Madison County’s three public school systems. Supplying free resources to more than 3,800 full-time classroom teachers and their 52,000 students in Madison County, Free 2 Teach has given away over $1.1 million worth of free resources to our teachers, their students and their classrooms since they opened their doors in 2013.
From what started out as a collection of donated supplies in Free 2 Teach Executive Director, Eula Battle’s garage, The organization has grown into operating out of a 10,000SF retail and warehouse space off Leeman Ferry Road.
Which is where we came in.
Supported by a team of dedicated volunteers, Free 2 Teach runs a tight ship. Volunteers are put to work in one of two areas, the warehouse (sorting, logging and organizing donations), or the store (checking teachers in when they arrive, stocking merchandise, ringing the teachers up when they have finished shopping, and helping them load up their vehicles).
And with experienced volunteers to help guide you through each of the duties to be attended to around the shop, no prior experience is needed and new volunteers are always welcome!
Here are just a few images of our time volunteering with Free 2 Teach, if you too are interested in volunteering with Free 2 Teach, you can CLICK HERE to go to their website and sign up to help!
If you’re interested in simply getting more involved in your local community and discovering ways to help, join our quarterly volunteer team by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make sure to notify you the next time we volunteer!