Teachers Harvest, a program of Second Harvest of South Georgia, is free school supply store for South Georgia public school teachers. Our program is aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty by providing area classrooms with an assortment of school supplies and equipment donated to us by both local and national businesses and the Kids in Need Foundation. Since our opening, we’ve given away nearly $8 million in products and served nearly 3,500 teachers. TH strives to ensure that kids have what they need to succeed in school, as education is a huge component in breaking the cycle of poverty that plagues our area.
Teachers, counselors or media specialists working full-time in a public school in our service region are eligible to shop with us. Your eligibility is based on your position and on the location of the school in which you work NOT where you reside. Click HERE to see a map of our service area.
Please note that part-time/49% teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and other staff are not eligible. Private schools, day care centers, preschools, Headstart programs and homeschooling groups are also ineligible to participate.
Teachers’ Harvest is located in Second Harvest’s Valdosta branch. Click HERE for directions.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
TH will reopen for regular shopping hours on August 15, 2023. During the 2023-2024 school year, we will be open Tuesdays from 3-6 pm and some Saturdays. Those days will be announced in our Facebook group (see below).
Eligible teachers should join our Facebook group HERE for the latest info! All announcements will be posted there.
Eligible teachers may visit once a month during regular operations.
PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY:
The first time you visit for a regular shopping day each school year, you must bring proof of employment for that school year; it must show your position at the school. Acceptable forms of proof include school ID (with title) or driver’s license with a letter from your administrator, faculty roster, contract (if it shows your position), etc. Pay stubs or contracts that only show certification level will not be accepted.
For more information on the Teachers’ Harvest program, contact us at 229-244-2678.