The Teacher Store is made possible by Linn Area Credit Union
and the Cedar Rapids Education Association (CREA)
Located in downtown Cedar Rapids, The Teacher Store is a non-profit organization that provides free classroom materials and supplies to area educators in exchange for “Teacher Bucks.” The Teacher Store is made possible by The Cedar Rapids Education Association (CREA) and Linn Area Credit Union.
Pencil Giveaway Days – February 15, 16, 18 from 3-6pm – Just in time for standardized testing! Local educators are invited to stop in to pick up a FREE case of sharpened pencils for their classrooms. (Shout out to Pearson for donating the pencils!)
Health Services Week – February 22, 23, 25 from 4-7pm – Special event for school nurses and health assistants! Come to the Teacher Store and stock up on health supplies, such as antibacterial wipes, bandages, healthy snacks, and more! Get your Teacher Store coupon good for $10 worth of health supplies.
Sign up to Volunteer – Get 5 Teacher Bucks and a chance to win monthly drawing for a $25 gift card! (Note: You will be taken to the Signup Genius website).
Educators can earn Teacher Bucks by participating in activities in the schools, volunteering at The Teacher Store or by opening an account, taking out a loan or getting a credit card at Linn Area Credit Union. Teacher Bucks are also available through the CREA. And the best part is, even one teacher buck goes a long way; you will get you MANY dollars worth of materials. Yayyyy!
The Teacher Store is stocked entirely with donations, so our supply is always changing. Here are the types of items you can expect to find:
pencils & pens
apparel (youth sizes)
…and much more!
The Teacher Store is staffed completely by volunteers, usually two each shift. We couldn’t keep the store open without them! All volunteers receive Teacher Bucks in return for the time they give. Sign up to volunteer! (You will be taken to the Signup Genius website).
Note: Please indicate if you are a first-time volunteer so we can make sure someone is available to train you (it’s really easy!) and get you into the store.
Eriece Colbert (President) — Cedar Rapids Community Schools Joannie Bruns (Director) — Senior Vice President, 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