In line with its mission to provide school supplies for students and teachers in low-income schools in Southwestern PA, The Education Partnership gives donated classroom supplies to 139 schools in 7 counties. During the 2019-2020 school year The Education Partnership will distribute more than $4 million worth of school supplies to local students and teachers in schools with student populations greater than 70% impoverished, putting tools in the hands of 55,000 students through The Education Partnership’s three innovative programs: * The Teacher Resource Center invites teachers from partner schools to “shop” for free supplies. Each teacher is guaranteed an allotment of core school supplies (notebooks, pens, pencils, paper, crayons, etc.), and extra classroom supplies—like toys, clothing, cleaning supplies, furniture, etc.—that vary based on availability. * The Adopt-A-School program connects community members to schools in need, facilitating the creation and distribution of Power Tools Homework Kits for students. These kits are designed to provide the basic supplies students need to complete assignments meant to engage them in their schoolwork. * The STEAM Lending Library, equips our partner teachers with classroom kits of ready-to-use, hands-on resources for teaching engaging lessons in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Each teacher at our partner schools is eligible to reserve one of our STEAM kits, based on availability and use that kit for up to 6 weeks before returning it for others to use. We purchase new and collect excess office supplies to share with schools in need thereby keeping those supplies out of landfills.