The Teacher’s Desk is designed to be a place of encouragement for teachers, as well as a resource center for school supplies for students in need.

Who can shop?

Teachers having classroom space at schools with a 70% or greater student participation in the National School Lunch Program are welcome to shop for free at The Teacher’s Desk, after the school’s application has been approved.

What are we shopping for?

Basic school supplies and items every classroom can use.  Each teacher receives on average $900 in free supplies for their classroom.

When can we shop?

The Principal or School liaison at participating schools will notify teachers in advance of their free shopping day. Once teachers receive approval they simply visit The Teacher’s Desk on a day they are scheduled to shop.

What if our school is not yet participating?

If your WNY pre-K – 12th grade school has 70% or more of its students participating in Federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program and you have not yet been invited to shop at The Teacher’s Desk, please contact us  at shopping@theteachersdesk.org to schedule a date.