TEACHING RESOURCES & FREEBIES!

CLASSROOOM PET PROGRAMS!

Pets in the Classroom Program            
The Pet Care Trust
3465 Box Hill Corporation Center D   Suite #H
Abingdon, MD  21009
Phone: 443-921-2825  ext. 114   (new phone number!)
Email: info@petsintheclassroom.org
Website:  www.petsintheclassroom.org
The Pets in the Classroom Program, an educational grants program,
was established by the Pet Care Trust in 2009 to assist teachers in
obtaining or maintaining classroom pets. The program is to reach
30,000 classrooms and impact one-million children.The Pets in the
Classroom program benefits students by teaching them responsible,
long-term pet care at an early age and providing the psychological
and developmental benefits associated with the human-animal bond.
Studies have shown that caring for pets has a positive effect on children,
improving school attendance and teaching children responsibility, as
well as encouraging nurturing and building self esteem. The Pet Care
Trust recognizes that teachers often have limited resources to enhance
their class-rooms and curriculum. Through a simple online application
process, teachers can become eligible to receive grants of $50 to support
existing classroom pets, or $100-$150 to purchase or adopt a new pet
and required equipment.



HELP WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES!

Kids in Need Foundation
3055 Kettering Blvd., Suite 119      Application period is now closed for 2017/2018    
Dayton, OH 45439      school year
Phone:  937-296-1230
&
2719 Patton Rd
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: 612-465-0135
Website:  https://www.kinf.org/programs/supplyboxes
The Kids In Need Foundation operates four key programs to help facilitate
our efforts so that all students have access to quality school supplies to
learn and succeed. In 2016 we supported 5.4 million kids and more than
150,000 teachers across the country through these initiatives.
Teacher Supply Boxes:
Studies show that teachers spend an average of $500 per year of their own
money to help kids whose families just can’t afford the required materials.
Our Teacher Supply Boxes will provide successful applicants with two boxes
containing roughly $500 in the most essential school supplies — from notebooks
and markers to pens and glue.
School Ready Supplies:
Through community sponsorships, our School Ready Supplies program can
provide pre-assembled backpacks filled with essential school supplies or
deliver bulk supplies to host backpack building events.


For the 4th straight year, the Mike Morse Law Firm is thrilled to be providing 25,000
backpacks full of brand new school supplies to all Detroit Public Schools Community
District students in grades K-5!  https://www.facebook.com/mikemorselawfirm
AND
New this year, we will also supply 3,000 "Teacher Totes" filled with basic supplies
needed in the classroom and 6,000 pre-K "starter kits" with pencils, glue sticks,
crayons, markers, and more. To date, we've donated more than 80,000 backpacks
and supplies to Detroit students. We are proud to help even the playing field and
give parents, students, teachers and our schools a #winning start.
[Backpacks, teacher totes and pre-k starter kits will be handed out during the first
week of school in September, stay tuned!]
Website: www.855MikeWins.com



FREE BUS TRANSPORATION FOR FIELD TRIPS!

Wheels to Woods
Website:  www.WheelsToWoods.org
Wheels to Woods provides funding to PreK-12 schools and other youth groups
to pay for transportation costs for an educational field trip to a nearby forest or
forest products company.  Any PreK-12 school in Michigan is eligible to apply for
funds to go on a field trip to a school forest, private forest, public forest or forest
products company.  Wheels to Woods reimburses actual transportation costs up
to $350 per bus and $1,000 per school. Applications can be submitted anytime to admin@WheelsToWoods.org


TARGET  Field Trip Grants
Phone:  866-243-4644
Email:  targetfieldtripgrants@scholarshipamerica.org
Website: https://targetfieldtripgrants.target.com/faq.php
We created the Field Trip Grants program so that more students can have opportunities
to learn outside of the classroom. You pick the trip and your group could get up to $700
from Target to help make inspiration happen.
What is a Field Trip Grant?
The Target Field Trip Grants program is an innovative, no-strings-attached initiative
that funds field trips for students nationwide. Over 1,800 grants of up to $700 each
will be awarded in January 2018. Grants are provided to applicants throughout the
United States.
How can we use a Field Trip Grant?
Target Field Trip Grant funds are best used for visits to art, science and cultural
museums, community service or civic projects, career enrichment opportunities
and other events or activities away from the school facility. Funds may be used
to cover field trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource
materials and supplies.
When do I apply?
Online applications will be accepted between August 1, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. CT and
October 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. CT. We recommend you complete and submit your
application as early as possible to avoid high traffic on the site as the deadline
approaches. Only one submission per individual educator will be accepted.
Need More Information?
To ensure a timely response, please submit your questions before 12 noon Central
Time on Thursday, September 28, 2017.
We'll distribute over 1,800 Field Trip Grants for the 2017-18 school year.



EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT WILL VIST YOUR CLASSROOM
FOR FREE OR VERY INEXPENSIVELY!

Huron Clinton Metroparks
Administrative Office:
13000 High Ridge Drive
Brighton, MI  48114-9058
Phone: 810-227-2757
Website: www.metroparks.com
The Huron-Clinton Metroparks consist of 13 beautiful parks, covering over 25,000
acres throughout Southeast Michigan, encompassing Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties.
School Programs
The Metroparks are committed to improving the environmental and natural science
literacy of students. All programs support the Michigan Science Standards curriculum
in content, methodology, and technology use. A wide variety of environmental and
cultural history programs are offered that support Common Core curriculum, STEM,
and Michigan Science Standards. Each of these programs are taught by a professional Interpreter who is knowledgeable in the content and school requirements.
&
TWO CURRENT GRANTS FOR FREE PROGRAMS!
&
PNC Bank Foundation’s Early Childhood Education grant
Bring the Metroparks Mobile Learning Center to your group of preschoolers with
a scholarship provided by the PNC Bank Foundation’s Early Childhood Education
grant. Mobile Learning Center preschool programs are age-appropriate and geared
toward the developmental level of early learners.  Each program includes a story,
interactions with puppets, songs, and other unique activities. Children are encouraged
to use their senses during up-close investigations of furs, feathers, skulls and other
animal artifacts.
To apply for a PNC Bank Foundation Scholarship:
•Consult the website for the downloadable flyer to select a program for your students
•Choose a program and date
•Call the Mobile Learning Center interpreter at (810) 227-2757 6422 or email lisa.parsons@metroparks.com
NOTE: Please reference the PNC Bank Foundation when calling or emailing
&
3M EcoGrant
Huron-Clinton Metroparks is proud to be the recipient of an EcoGrant through the 3M Corporation.This grant provides funding for FREE science-based, schoolyard nature-connection outreach programming from the Metroparks’ Outdoor Exploration Vehicle.
The Outdoor Exploration Vehicle is one of the newest additions to the Metropark’s
outreach program.  With it, students use science and the tools of a scientist to explore
the nature just outside their school’s doors.Through games and activities, your class
will discover what an ecosystem is.Then, with handheld data loggers, probes, sensors,
field microscopes, portable weather stations and a host of other observation and data-collection equipment, students will measure the ecological parameters of their schoolyard, and then use this information to form hypotheses and answer questions about the environment around them.
The process to register for an outreach program is simple:
  • •Consult the website to select a program for your students
  • Verify if your school has a 50% participation in the Federal Lunch Program
  • •Choose a program and date
•Call the Southern District Community Outreach interpreter at (810) 227-2757
ext. 6639 or email julie.carpenter@metroparks.com
•Join us for a fun, STEM-based, FREE outreach program at your school!
NOTE: Please reference the 3M EcoGrant when calling or emailing. If your school
does NOT have a 50% participation rate for the Federal School Lunch Program,
please mention that when calling about available programs, as we may be able to
help you with lower pricing of our already low-priced programs!



LOW COST COMPUTERS

World Educational Relief  (this nonprofit is currently undergoing some major changes!)
P.O. Box 2841
Southfield, MI  48037-2841
AND
Computer Giveaway Center
2153 E. Vernor Hwy. (off Gratiot Ave., near Eastern Market)         
Detroit, MI  48207
Phone:  248-945-1720
Hours:  10 a.m. to 12 noon
Email: info@worldeducationalrelief.org
Website:  www.worldeducationalrelief.org
The first step to receiving a computer is to write a letter to our organization fully explaining
why you cannot afford a computer and how a computer will benefit you  (the student, family
or non-profit organization).  Your letter can be hand-written or typed and must be at least
half a page long.  Please write clearly and legibly.
&
The next step is to bring your letter and pick up your computer at the Giveaway Center
above.  We accept tax-deductible minimum donations of $125.00 for desktops/towers
and $150.00 for Laptops (while they last). Everyone has to contribute something to receive
a computer. We are a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. Your tax-deductible donation is our main source of taking care of our expenses and administrative fees.  Your
donation also helps us help other families the same way other families before helped you. 
Each computer comes with a Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, Sound Card, high-speed Internet
ready, Optical CD-R Drive, Word Processor, Anti-Virus protection, Anti-SpyWare, USB port.


University of Michigan Property Disposition
North Campus Storage Building
3241 Baxter Road
Ann Arbor MI  48109
Phone: 734-764-2470
Email: property.disposition@umich.edu
Website:
http://procurement.umich.edu/property-space-management/property-disposition-public-shopping
Offers used office furniture, office equipment, computers and laptops, copiers,
hospital equipment, kitchen supplies, dorm furniture, lab equipment, etc.



MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS LOANED AT NO CHARGE

Charity Music of Michigan  Inc.                   
40736 Hayes Road
Clinton Twp.,  MI  48038
Phone: 586-247-7444
Email:  ceo@charitymusic.org
Website:  www.charitymusic.org
Helps cultivate the next upcoming crop of young artists by providing musical instruments,
at no charge, to at-risk and disadvantaged youth wishing to explore their hidden musical
talents.  Also provides musical instruments and live entertainment to VA facilities nationwide
in support of music therapy programs. Serves all ages throughout the State of Michigan. 







This page was last updated: September 17, 2017
CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!