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Operation Teddy Bear Teacher Appreciation Drive

We are preparing for our year-end Operation Teddy Bear® program, but we have an immediate opportunity for you to help support our hardworking local teachers. We are looking for volunteers and organizations to help donate goodies for the teachers when we deliver the schoolbags in December, January and February, a time when classrooms are always in need of more supplies to get them through the rest of the school year.

As you purchase supplies for the start of the school year, would you also purchase a few extra items for our Teacher Appreciation Drive?


Donation deadline extended to Wednesday, September 27!


We've put together a list of suggested items (below) based on feedback from teachers. There is a box in the lobby of our Torrance Office specifically for these donations, and they can be dropped off Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Teacher Appreciation Drive Suggestions

  • Whiteboard Markers or Chalk
  • Whiteboard/Chalkboard Erasers
  • Boxes of Tissues
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Baby Wipes
  • Post-it Notes
  • Paper (copy paper, construction paper, etc.)
  • Gift cards to office supply stores, Costco, Target, etc.
  • Reading books about science or volunteering
  • Classroom Sets (35-40) of:
    • Pencils
    • Erasers
    • Crayons
    • Markers
    • Glue sticks
    • Washable Glue
    • Other art supplies

Questions can be directed to Melissa McCormick at mmccormick.volcenter@gmail.com or (310) 212-5009. Click here to read more about Operation Teddy Bear®.