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Teachers often spend as much as $500 of their own money…some probably more…buying supplies for their students and materials for their classrooms. Almost half of Seminole County’s student population qualifies for the free or reduced meals program. The need for help is district-wide.

A Gift for Teaching – Seminole collects, stores and distributes school supplies and classroom materials to help alleviate this burden from teachers and low-income parents. The store has everything from pencils, notebooks, crayons and glue to tissues, socks and underwear… whatever is needed for students to be in school, ready to learn.

Teachers “shop” for free and select what they need – and what their students’ need.

How You Can Help

Participate in a School Supply Drive.  Download the 2017 TOOLS 4 SEMINOLE SCHOOLS Supply Drive Toolkit. When your drive is over, drop off the supplies and have your team’s photo taken for our social media sites.

Donate to A Gift for Teaching- Seminole. For every $1 contributed, AGFT – Seminole can secure $10 in much needed school supplies.

For SCPS Educators

Teacher Shopping Days (Aug. – May*)

  • Tuesdays 1 – 6 PM
  • Wednesdays 1 – 6 PM
  • Designated Saturdays 9 AM – 2 PM
    (Aug. 26, Sept. 30, Oct. 28, Nov. 11, Dec. 16, Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 10, Apr. 28)

*Hours may vary around holidays, please call 407-320-7768 for details.

2017-2018 Shopping Policies
2017-2018 Shopping Representative Form
2017-2018 Shopping Principal Designee Form
2017-2018 FAQ – store FAQ

Since opening in 2010, the free store has hosted more than 14,000 shopping visits and distributed more than $8 million in supplies to our students and teachers. A Gift For Teaching – Seminole operates as a program of The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools in partnership with A Gift For Teaching in Orlando.

Visit or call:
1780 West Airport Blvd.
Sanford, FL  32771