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SRP Awards $15,000 Donation to Treasures 4 Teachers

Donation Helps Tempe-Based Nonprofit Provide Much Needed Supplies to Arizona Classrooms

On average, teachers in America spend $500 to $1,200 each year from their own pocket on school supplies for their students. Students cannot learn without essentials such as paper, pencils and other basic school supplies. Treasures 4 Teachers (T4T) bridges the gap between the need for school supplies and available resources in the community.

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That's why Salt River Project is proud to continue its support for T4T with a $10,000 donation and an additional $5,000 in in-kind supplies. Rather than discarding office materials, SRP donates gently used items such as binders and office desktop items that can be recycled and put to use in classrooms.

"Treasures 4 Teachers does a great job of meeting the needs of Arizona teachers. It provides a way for businesses to donate a wide variety of recycled and new items, which benefits teachers, students, businesses and the environment. We are happy to support their efforts," said Chris Janick, T4T board member and SRP's director of Electric Reliability Compliance.

T4T is a member-based, resource and supply store serving the educators of Arizona. Anyone who works closely with students can have access to a wide selection of materials, resources and training that will enhance and expand the learning process. As a donation-based operation, the nonprofit is able to provide materials and supplies to members for low to no cost from a warehouse located at 48th Street and University in Tempe.

"SRP has supported Treasures 4 Teachers for the past 10 years with volunteers, funds, board service and supplies," said Barbara Blalock, T4T's executive director. "It is apparent that SRP supports education and the teachers we serve. We appreciate the support so much, and it enables us to continue to provide free and low-cost supplies to the teachers who need it the most."

SRP annually contributes more than $1.3 million to education initiatives, grants and partnerships, and provides free training and resources to educators.