It's Our 25th Birthday!

A Gift for Teaching is celebrating 25 years of community service in empowering educators and inspiring future leaders.

Since 1998, more than $169 MILLION worth of educational supplies have been placed directly into the hands of local students.

THANK YOU for trusting in our mission.

GIVING ADDS UP: TAKE US INTO THE NEXT 25 YEARS!

Our Impact Since 1998

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Shopping Since 1998

In honor of our 25th Teachers Appreciation Week, we want to spotlight a few extraordinary educators who have been shopping with us since our doors opened 25 years ago.

Teachers of A Gift for Teaching

Volunteer Appreciation

OF COURSE, we’re going to give our volunteers a big thank you! Since 1998, more than 767,300 volunteer hours have been provided by hundreds of individuals and groups to support our operations.

Read why some still volunteer

Gratitude Spotlights

From individuals to organizations, every supporter has played a crucial role in our journey since our inception in 1998. A heartfelt THANK YOU to all who have stood by us to continue making a difference.

We’ve shined a spotlight on a few!

Our Legacy on Corrine Drive

Take a look at what we found when revisiting our first store location since moving in 2004 to our current “Big School House” on Magic Way in Orlando!

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Celebrating on Corrine Drive

What’s better than a reunion of community partners, supporters, volunteers, Board of Directors, and staff to celebrate our past, present, and future?

SEE THE VIDEO AND PHOTOS

Party Like It’s 1998!

Every celebration needs a fun playlist. Specially mixed for our birthday by Frequency Production and Events, let’s party to the greatest hits from 1998 – 2023 to go along with our great milestones over the last 25 years!

DON’T STOP ‘TIL YOU GET ENOUGH

A True Full-Circle Moment

In 2015, Emma was one of Sara’s first students. Soon, Emma’s first students will be attending the same high school she attended – the one Sara still teaches at.

AN EXAMPLE OF GENERATIONAL IMPACT

Terry’s Legacies

A teacher’s legacy extends far beyond the classroom. With A Gift for Teaching, they shape the future of not just one student but influence generations to success.

READ ABOUT HER TEACHER LEGACIES

Ajay’s Journey

From OCPS student to OCPS teacher, Ajay’s journey exemplifies the 25 years of impact A Gift for Teaching has had in creating positive change.

FOLLOW HIS STUDENT JOURNEY

Showcasing Community Support

GivingTuesday is a global giving movement with local impact. In honor of 25 years celebrating education, A Gift for Teaching is dedicated this extraordinary day to giving thanks to our teachers!

WATCH VIDEOS OF THANKS

Our President on the Airwaves

Chatting with Beth Perell on WDBO 107.3 FM/580AM, Jane discussed our 25th birthday and commitment to providing teachers and students with the necessary supplies and tools that they need.

LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW

Surprise Teacher Celebration

What a way to celebrate our birthday! Each month, in partnership with Universal Orlando Foundation, 25 teachers will be gifted with class sets of supplies and surprises as they shop this school year.

HAPPY BIRTH-YAY!
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Celebrating Top Moments

Philanthropist Gary Landwirth established A Gift for Teaching in 1998. See how far we’ve come in the last quarter century.

OUR JOURNEY FROM CORRINE DRIVE

We have been committed to fiscal responsibility and transparency since 1998.

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