2022 School Supply Drive – The Basic Details

T&E Care will be holding a School Supply Drive again this summer.  HOWEVER, the timing of the event will be different this year compared to past years.  We expect to run the drive more in June to better accommodate the schedules of our volunteers.  Additionally, because of a new partnership with Cradles to Crayons and a special project being run by the two TESD middle schools, we will not be collecting supplies this year.  We should already have all the supplies we need!  We will just be asking for gift cards to help supplement the supplies.  The SignUp Genius link for the gift cards will be ready sometime in May or June.  A few other notes:

  • FLITE will again be providing the back packs and any needed bags.  THANKS FLITE!  
  • This year, due to the unusual circumstance of the early donations, we will be holding multiple “sorting” opportunities.  Something will likely be in mid May for student volunteers, and again in mid June for adult volunteers.  Please watch for the Volunteer SignUp Genius in the near future.

This event helps to provide the needed supplies to local families who struggle to buy them. This way we hope to level the playing field for all our neighborhood kids!  Thanks for helping us to make this happen!

More details to come very soon.  In the meantime if you have any questions about this year’s drive, please contact us at  schoolsupplies@tecare.org.

The Sign Up Genius Link will be posted here sometime in May, when we are ready.

 

 

Thanks to our volunteers and donors!

Many thanks to the rock star School Supply Drive committee that has been hard at work organizing this important event.

Jen Bracco
Jean Allen
Paula Cardenas
Mary Frances Szpila
Kate Peyton
Kim Jamme
Tina Whitlow

Donating Gift Cards

We are hoping to offer at least one $50 gift card to each child being supported by the School Supply Drive. These cards can then be used for any additional supplies.  All the things that many of us take for granted.  With over 200 kids getting support – that’s at least $10,000 in gift cards.  We recognize that this is no small request!

If you are willing to donate gift cards – you can do that at any point (you do not need to wait until the SignUp Genius is live).  The best stores for gift cards are Walmart or Target.  Please no e-gift cards.

Please include the donor form (below) with the gift card delivery.

Please contact us at schoolsupplies@tecare.org and we can give you details on dropping off these cards.  The sooner we get these cards the better.  MANY thanks!

Making Donations Instead of Purchases

For FINANCIAL DONATIONS: If you would like to help but don’t want to shop for gift cards, cash donations can also be made and we’ll do the shopping. Donations can be made by check (made payable to T&E Care), with Venmo (@TECARE), or through PayPal (click the Donate button below).

IMPORTANT NOTE for Venmo users – if you are new to T&E Care, we need your email to send a note of thanks.  Venmo does not provide it.  Please send us an email at venmo@tecare.org to alert us of your donation so you can be properly thanked.  Our venmo logo is:

 

Many thanks for your support!

PayPal/credit cards charge a 2.35% processing fee for each dollar donated.  If you would like 100% of your donation to go to T&E Care, please add this fee to your donation.  You can pay by check as well to avoid the fees. (T&E Care, attn: School Supply Drive, PO Box 2111, Southeastern. PA 19399.)

Important Forms to Download

Donation Checklist 2021 – Please include this form with your donation of supplies and/or gift cards for this drive. It makes our record keeping much easier.

Tax Donation Form if you made a donation and need a tax donation form, then you can click here and use this along with your receipts.  You should be getting a thanks note from a T&E Care volunteer once the event is over, but you may want this as well.

For results of past School Supply Drive: SSD Archive Pages.

The mission of T&E Care is to maintain a network of people providing financial and other material assistance to persons in need who live in and around the Tredyffrin and Easttown township areas.

 

 

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