Location & Hours
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As of July 6, 2022 (Back to School Shopping Starts)
101 Meadow Drive, Suite 2T, Cumming, GA
Park in lot and walk around back to enter.

Hours as of July 26, 2022
Tuesdays & Thursdays
12pm to 2pm & 4pm to 6pm



Mission
The mission of the Teacher Reuse Exchange (TRE) is to enable teachers in Forsyth County public, private, pre-K or home schools (not virtual learning), as well as Forsyth County nonprofits who serve children, to have access to new and gently used materials for classroom and educational use.

The TRE provides an innovative approach to the recovery and reuse of teacher, school, business and community discards and donations. We want to keep items out of the landfill and put them in the hands of teachers and children. Let's fill classrooms - Not the landfill!

The TRE is dedicated to and operated exclusively for non-profit purposes, and promotes an ethic of conservation and reuse of valuable reusable resources.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS -- If you have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, feel sick or have a fever or other symptoms, DO NOT come to volunteer, shop or donate at the TRE. 


Shopping
Teachers who teach in a Forsyth County, GA school (public, private, pre-K or homeschool - not virtual learning), and authorized representatives of Forsyth County nonprofits that serve children, can shop at the TRE.

Please consider giving a $20 donation each time you shop at the TRE. The TRE is a volunteer, not for profit program of Reaping Nature Educational Outreach Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your gift will help to pay rent and utilities and keep our doors open. Thank you!

​Rules & Requirements:
  • ALL shoppers must provide official documentation to verify teaching or authorized status for entry, such as a school district or employee photo ID, a letter on school or nonprofit letterhead signed by the principal or Executive Director, and/or a letter of intent (DOI) to homeschool (not virtual learning).
  • ALL shoppers must sign up for shopping on SignUpGenius. 
  • NO helpers or children will be admitted into the TRE.
  • We will provide you with a shopping bag. ONE bag per shopper is permitted.
  • Limits on certain items apply. You can come shop every week, all year long!
  • Materials taken are for teaching and educational use ONLY - NOT RESALE.
  • Shoppers agree that any materials taken are to be used responsibly.
  • If you're unable to shop on your selected day and time, please cancel/delete your sign up so another teacher can sign up. This also helps us to make sure we are adequately staffed with volunteers.


Donations
Text or email Denise Carleton at 770-490-1083 / carleton.denise@gmail.com for donation locations or to schedule a day and time to drop off your donation. Please DO NOT leave items at door. Donations are tax deductible as provided by law.

The TRE will strive to maintain a variety of new and gently used classroom/school supplies. Top supplies needed are:

Clip boards and individual white boards
Hand-held and electric pencil sharpeners, and children's safety scissors
Games and puzzles for recess and centers
Leveled books for classroom libraries, workbooks, and lesson plans
Pens and markers for teacher use, post-its and personalized notes 
Age appropriate items for classroom treasure chests
Crayons (24 count), #2 pencils and mechanical, pens (black and blue), colored pencils, markers, highlighters, Sharpie permanent markers
Math manipulatives (ex. base ten and pattern blocks and counting, interlocking and stacking cubes), protractors, and rulers with centimeters
Erasers (large pink and white board), glue sticks and white bottled glue
Ear buds and headphones (new only)
Plastic supply boxes and pencil pouches, 3 ring binders (1.5 inch), tab dividers, and 3 prong plastic folders with pockets
Paper (ruled, copy, construction and graph)
Composition and spiral notebooks
Desktop organization items, tape and tape dispensers and staplers and staple removers
Calculators (basic 4 function, scientific and TI 30x Multiview)

NOT ACCEPTED:
The TRE does NOT accept any household hazardous waste, electronics (accepted laptops that will be donated to New Life Technology), furniture, gift bags, backpacks, purses, wicker baskets, artwork, ceramic/glass mugs, dishes and containers, fabric, stuffed animals, toys (accepted boxed games, educational games and puzzles), lunch boxes or related containers, exercise equipment (hula hoops and jump ropes accepted), broken or dirty items, teacher resources older than the year 2010, dictionaries, thesauruses or encyclopedias.  Please thoughtfully donate, recycle or dispose properly of those items. 

Volunteers
Text or email Denise Carleton to volunteer at 770-490-1083 / carleton.denise@gmail.com.

Come make new friends, strengthen your ties to our community, broaden your support network, and show your support for our Forsyth County teachers. Volunteering at the Teacher Reuse Exchange is rewarding and FUN. Volunteering involves accepting donations from donors, restocking and organizing supplies, greeting and assisting teachers shopping, and other related tasks.  

All volunteers must complete and sign a Waiver before volunteering. Parents or guardians must sign a volunteer form for minors. Volunteers under age 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 


Steering Committee
Denise Carleton
Executive Director, Reaping Nature Educational Outreach Foundation, Environment Dept. Chair,
Sawnee Woman's Club & Sustainability Committee Member, Shepherd Center

Lindsey Adams
Forsyth County Schools Board of Education Member & Former Teacher

Denise Webb
Forsyth County Schools Teacher & Board Member, Keep Forsyth County Beautiful

Marilene Cunningham
​4th VP, Sawnee Woman's Club & Retired Teacher

Sue Javors
Education Dept. Chair, Sawnee Woman's Club & Retired Teacher

Christine Murphy
Sustainer, Sawnee Woman's Club & Former Teacher

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