The Circle City Donut Dash 5K is coming up on Saturday, February 16, which means it’s crunch time to come up with your favorite donut attire!
Our bookshelves are bustling this semester thanks to the Molina Foundation!
As a 2018 Book Buddies Grant Recipient, the Molina Foundation has provided Teachers’ Treasures with 18 palettes of books; that’s approximately 36,000 books valued at over $240,000.
This treasure trove features titles from Disney Press, including Star Wars, Cars, and Frozen, for all reading levels. The selection is constantly changing as we unpack and will fill our book section for the next several months.
Teachers, don’t forget to check it out on your monthly shopping trip to see what’s new! We also love seeing the impact these books make on your classroom. Here are a few excited readers submitted by one of our teacher shoppers.
A huge thank you to the Molina Foundation for getting books into classrooms across Indianapolis!
Donut season is here! We’re officially entering a full-fledged donut hysteria as we gear up for the 4th annual Circle City Donut Dash 5K, presented by American College of Education, on Saturday, February 16, 2019.
If you’ve joined us before, we hope to see you again!
This year is bustling with some of the same great perks--like a free pint of Sun King and a shopping voucher for ALL educators--alongside some new additions. Joining the sponsor crew this year is Tito’s Vodka, and thanks to them you’ll also receive a drink ticket for a Bloody Mary to enjoy during your post-race celebration.
And as always, this tasty morning will be overflowing with donuts, donated this year by Jack’s Donuts downtown location.
If you’ve never joined us, we hope you’ll grab a donut and gear up for Indy’s tastiest 5K supporting Indianapolis teachers and kids in need!
This 5K event:
We can’t wait to sprinkle some fun into your February.
Want to help make the Donut Dash a success? We also need lots of volunteers to take part in the big day!
Our volunteers are rock stars who play a huge role in our day-to-day operations. From helping us keep the store stocked to welcoming and checking out shoppers to hosting our volunteer holiday party like this month's volunteers, we couldn't do it without them! We're happy to introduce you to some of our hard-working volunteers on the blog to say thanks. This month, meet Laura and Preston Harris, a couple who has regularly stepped up to the plate to meet some of our volunteer needs.
How long have you volunteered at Teachers' Treasures?
As long as David has worked there. We volunteered in his first FOD group and Teachers' Treasures hasn’t been able to shake us since!
What do you typically do when you’re here?
Typically run tags and check out. Also, we like to volunteer for packet pick up for Donut Dash.
What’s your favorite part of volunteering?
Minimal commitment and maximum impact. For instance, our last shift over $60,000 in schools supplies went out the door. We also like to volunteer places where we don’t necessarily serve directly the people we are helping (in this case the students); we like to provide background service.
What do you do outside of Teachers’ Treasures?
Mostly work, but we enjoy vacationing both inside and outside the country.
Obviously we’re big fans of teachers! Who is a teacher that made an impact on your life?
Laura: Mrs. Scherer from Stokes Elementary in Lebanon. I had some “baby of the family, get away with murder” type behavioral issues in school. She took the time to realize what was causing the behavior problems and figured out a way to motivate me to shape up. She went above and beyond her duties as a teacher to help shape my future and head me toward success instead of juvenile delinquency!
Preston: Professer Morrison, a history prof at Purdue. He taught with enthusiasm and passion and held our interest in the subject matter.
Thank you for sharing your story and for all of your hard work at Teachers' Treasures, Laura & Preston!
Visit our Volunteer page to learn more about our current opportunities to get involved.
The recent closure of I-65 downtown does impact travel to Teachers' Treasures for volunteers, donations, and our first week of shopping for the school year. The construction is currently planned to be wrapped up August 5th.
If we're seeing you in the near future, please note these route suggestions. Those traveling via I-70 West should not be affected if you take the Rural/Keystone exit.
Those traveling southbound on I-65 towards downtown and Teachers’ Treasures will be forced to exit onto West 21st Street. The following routes are suggested:
Via West 21st Street Exit: Exit I-65 via the West 21st Street exit and head east (turn left) onto W. 21st. Take W. 21st St. to Capital Ave. and head south (right turn). Take Capital to W. 16th St. and head east (left turn). Travel W. 16th St. to College Ave and head south (right turn). Follow College Ave to East 10th Street and head east (right turn) to Teachers’ Treasures.
Via West 38th Street: Exit I-65 via the West 38th Street exit and head east. Take W. 38th St to to College Ave and head south (right turn). Follow College Ave to East 10th Street and head east (right turn) to Teachers’ Treasures.
Via Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (MLK): Exit I-65 via the MLK Blvd. exit and head south (turn right) onto MLK. Take MLK to W. 16th St. and head east (left turn). Travel W. 16th St. to College Ave and head south (right turn). Follow College Ave to East 10th Street and head east (left turn) to Teachers’ Treasures.
Those traveling northbound on I-65: I-65 between I-465 will be closed to through traffic but open for local travel. The best exit for getting to Teachers’ Treasures will be East Washington Street. From the E. Washington exit proceed forward onto Pine St. From Pine Street head west (left turn) onto Market St.. Follow Market St. to N. College Ave and head north (right turn). Travel N. College Ave. to East 10th Street and head east (right turn) onto E. 10th St. Follow E. 10th St. to Teachers Treasures.
Should you experience any problems, don't hesitate to call us at 317-264-1758 and we'll be happy to guide you.
Teachers' Treasures supports Indianapolis area teachers and students in need by distributing free school supplies through our teacher store. Learn more here.