Jack and Jim Sutton, owners of Sutton Brothers were raised in Forsyth County and have called Winston-Salem home for a very long time!
From an early age, their parents Big Jack and Betty instilled the importance of giving back to the community. Both Jack and Jim have been very active supporters of many organizations that help those in need.
When COVID-19 struck, they wanted to do something more to give back! The idea of a "support your favorite charity" campaign was chosen.
It is a fun, supporting event that promotes charitable causes in the area. Participants click to "vote" for their favorite Back to School movie through the Sutton Brothers website to show their support for The Educator Warehouse and Teacher Supply Warehouse. At the end of a 3-week voting period, for every 25 "cumulative votes" received, The Educator Warehouse and Teacher Supply Warehouse both get $100 up to $1000 each! You can vote daily from multiple devices, so remember to come back & visit.
The Educator Warehouse
Forsyth Educator Partnership
Who are we?
The Mission of the Educator Warehouse is to provide and distribute in a fair, equitable and efficient manner, free school and office supplies for teachers employed by WSFCS and the students they serve.
The Educator Warehouse is made possible by the partnership of Forsyth Educator Partnership, WS/FCS and Winston-Salem Council of PTAs. We are supported by monetary donations and donations of new and gently used teaching supplies. We are staffed by community volunteers.
What we do?
Educator Warehouse is a retail environment where WS/FCS teachers can shop for free school and classroom supplies specific to the needs of their students. Each year, the program serves more than 1,000 teachers and provides over $150,000 in free school supplies to more than 30,000 students.
Teacher Supply Warehouse
Guilford Education Alliance
The average teacher spends $600 – $1000 of their own money on classroom supplies. The Teacher Supply Warehouse is a community collaboration designed to offset those costs by providing high-demand, everyday classroom supplies to Guilford County Schools (GCS) educators.
How the Teacher Supply Warehouse Works
The Teacher Supply Warehouse is divided up into 2 different sections. At each visit, GCS teachers can shop in both areas for a variety of items up to 4 times a year.
- Supplies: The high-demand basics like paper, pencils, glue sticks, dry erase markers, copy paper and more.
- How It Works: At each visit, teachers are allotted a set amount of points for shopping in this section. Each item will have a point assigned to it.
- Supplies: A wide variety of new and gently-used items, including office supplies, copy and craft paper, desk organizers, plastic bins, art supplies, presentation boards, books and much more! We recently received nearly 20 pallets of various NEW office supplies from Staples that will be available. We also have donated items from Joann Fabrics & Crafts and individually wrapped snacks from Backpack Beginnings.
- How It Works: There are NO limits in this section so be prepared to stock up on some amazing items!