Honorees Craig Hendrick, Marcia Dadon, and Shay Dailey
This March, we honored three exceptional educators and Teachers' Treasures shoppers during our annual Dream Big event. Each received a generous scholarship from American College of Education and a cash prize from Joe & Sandra Slaughter to spend on themselves--not their classroom--to celebrate their achievements. Read on to learn more about this year's honorees.
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!
I-65 Route Changes
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.
Beyond Monumental Donates $15,000
On Thursday, June 7, Beyond Monumental presented Teachers' Treasures with a $15,000 check to support teachers and kids across Indianapolis.
The presentation took place on Monument Circle prior to the annual Monumental Mile event, a family-friendly run that kicks off the training season for the November Monumental Marathon. Teachers' Treasures Resource Development Manager Alicia Van Rensberg was on hand to accept the donation, which brings Beyond Monumental's total support contribution to Teachers' Treasures over the past few years to $45,000.
Each year Beyond Monumental generously supports Indianapolis-based organizations that serve education and youth causes. Other donations were presented to the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township, the Simon Youth Foundation, and the Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation.
Thank you, Beyond Monumental, for your support! Learn more about Beyond Monumental and the upcoming Monumental Marathon here.
Teachers' Treasures supports Indianapolis area teachers and students in need by distributing free school supplies through our teacher store. Learn more here.