The Teacher Store

The Teacher Store truck

We love teachers!

The Teacher Store is a nonprofit organization that provides free classroom materials and supplies to area educators in exchange for Teacher Bucks. Now a mobile unit, the Teacher Store is made possible by Linn Area Credit Union and generous donors. Learn more about the Teacher Store.

Events and Announcements

The Teacher Store Roll-out

September 27, 2018
Linn Area Credit Union’s Business Center parking lot
3015 Blairs Ferry Road NE
Cedar Rapids

Special event for all area K-12 educators! Stop by to see the new Teacher Store-on-wheels and learn new ways to earn Teacher Bucks. Chat with other educators and enjoy hot-off-the-grill Hy-Vee hamburgers and hot dogs, along with other snacks and beverages. Use your old blue Teacher Bucks to stock up on items you need for your classroom. (Don’t have old Teacher Bucks? You’ll be able to earn some NEW Teacher Bucks at the Roll-out!) Space is limited, so RSVP today!

Yes, I’m coming to the Teacher Store Roll-out!

Teacher Bucks

Educators can earn Teacher Bucks by opening an account, taking out a loan or getting a credit card at Linn Area Credit Union. We will be announcing more ways to earn Teacher Bucks shortly! (One Teacher Buck goes a long way; you will get MANY dollars worth of materials. Yayyyy!


Here are the types of items you can expect to find at the Teacher Store:

  • pencils & pens
  • colored pencils
  • sticky notes
  • glue sticks
  • markers
  • dry-erase markers
  • paper
  • antibacterial wipes
  • facial tissue
  • paper towels
  • hand sanitizer
  • apparel (youth sizes)
  • calculators
  • …and much more!


We gladly accept donations of new supplies from businesses, organizations and the public. Monetary donations are also welcome and will be used to purchase additional inventory for the store. We will also accept donations of gently used large-ticket items, such as desk chairs. Every donation is much appreciated! A special thank you to area businesses and organizations who support The Teacher Store!

The Teacher Store 2017

Get a look inside the vintage 2017 Teacher Store and hear about the contributions the store makes to schools in our community.


Have questions? Want to donate supplies or give a cash donation? Please email:

Eriece Colbert
(319) 533-6016

Lori Vana
(319) 892-7361

Haley Aarhus
(319) 270-9926

The Teacher Store Board of Directors

Eriece Colbert (President) — Cedar Rapids Community Schools
Curt Gandy (Director)Vice President of Marketing, Linn Area Credit Union
Pat Kadlec (Director) — Cedar Rapids Community Schools
Haley Aarhus (Director) — Cedar Rapids Community Schools
Lori Vana (Treasurer) — Business Development Manager, Linn Area Credit Union