BEDFORD — Gently used three-ring binders, stationery, envelopes and craft supplies. If these items are taking up space in your home or office, the Bedford Rotary Club has the solution to clear out the items.
Donate them to the Teachers Warehouse in Bloomington.
Bedford Rotarians have launched a school supply collection drive.
Teachers Warehouse serves teachers in Lawrence County and several other counties by letting them choose free materials to use in their classrooms, thus helping teachers avoid using their personal funds to buy classroom items and supplies.
“At this time the Bedford Rotary Club is asking businesses and individuals to take inventory of their items that might be useful to teachers. This includes not only basic school supplies, but also unused envelopes and stationery (even personalized), paper or plastic cups, plates or silverware, binders, poster board, outdated small plastic medical or manufacturing parts (these can be used for arts/crafts/science projects),” reads a news release from Bedford Rotary. “Many other materials can be used for projects as well, such as yarn, paint, felt, fabric, buttons, shoeboxes and cardboard tubes. Teachers use their imagination!”
Club members will pick up the items/donations from the individual or business or donors can take them to the Lawrence County Museum on the north side of the downtown square. To arrange for pick up, call 812-583-0307.
Teachers Warehouse was founded by and is supported by area Rotary Clubs, including the Bedford club. The Rotarians maintain Teachers Warehouse by paying rent, utilities, volunteering help and soliciting and organizing the supplies.
Monetary donations are also welcome. Make checks payable to Bedford Rotary Club or the Teachers Warehouse. Checks can be mailed to Bedford Rotary Club, P.O. Box 1431, Bedford IN 47421