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STEM Week 2019

Pencil Boy loves Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics! A Gift For Teaching is excited to celebrate STEM Week with special guests and fun activities while you shop in our Free Teacher Supply Store November 12th, 13th, and 14th. Every eligible teacher that shops in-store during this three day celebration will be entered to win fun…

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Back-to-School Drive Results 2019

With overwhelming community support, it has been another record-breaking year for Central Florida’s largest supply drive! Pencil Boy is excited to share that more than 100 charitable companies, groups, and individuals joined the Back-to-School Drive movement to collect, support, and donate school supplies to help ensure local students had the supplies they needed to succeed…

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Getting Results At Back-to-School Drive Telethon 2019

More than $51,829 was raised to support teachers and students in Orange and Osceola Counties. Thank you!! Thousands watched. Hundreds called. Together, we made an impact. We are still blown away by the support that poured in during the annual Back-to-School Drive Telethon. We thank the community for helping to provide children in Central Florida…

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2019-2020 1st Day of Teacher Shopping

The 1st Day of Teacher Shopping at our Free Teacher Supply Store is Saturday, August 3rd. Find out what you need to know for a fun and successful back-to-school shopping experience! ESSENTIAL INFORMATION Shopping appointments are required for the 1st Day of Teacher Shopping. Appointment scheduling opens Thursday, July 25th. No appointments will be required after…

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Back-to-School Drive Events 2019

Help more than 200,000 local children start the 2019-2020 school year with the supplies to succeed. Be a part of Central Florida’s largest school supply drive today! You can join the movement by collecting supplies, making a gift, and supporting students through the following community events and drives: July 15 – September 1: Shop AmazonSmile for…

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Back-to-School Drive Telethon 2019

Join WKMG News 6 and A Gift For Teaching to get results for our local students in need. More than 70% of children in Central Florida cannot afford lunch, let alone school supplies. Together, we can make a change. Click here to see how much! On Thursday, August 15th, from 5:00am – 7:30pm, tune in…

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Give Tools for Back to School

Join Publix and A Gift For Teaching in providing more than 200,000 local children with the supplies they need to succeed this school year. From July 31st through August 11th, visit any Publix location in Orange, Osceola, or Seminole county to give “Tools for Back to School.” By contributing $5 or more, you’ll ensure much needed learning tools will be…

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2018-2019 School Year Impact

Starting a new school year is often an exciting time. New classes, new friends, new experiences. Yet, in the 2018-2019 school year, more than 240,000 of students in Central Florida came from families that couldn’t afford lunch – let alone new school supplies for the year. Unfortunately, we see this number increase each year as…

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