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 $4 million in products and served nearly 3,000 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, guidance counselors or media specialists working 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 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 is open on Tuesdays from 3:30 – 6:30 pm. We will announce additional openings such as Saturdays as we have that information.
Please check our Facebook page HERE for the latest updates on closures and events! All announcements will be posted there.
Eligible teachers may visit once a month during regular operations.
FIRST TIME SHOPPERS:
You must bring proof of employment for the current 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 Program Coordinator Noel Valdez at [email protected] or (229) 244-2678 x 1102.