• Free supplies for Petersburg teachers

    The Petersburg Teacher Supply Closet is a free store for Petersburg teachers. The store opened in October 2017 as a way to support teachers and students. Teachers love being able to select supplies needed in their classrooms. Many of them say that visiting the store is just like Christmas!

    Housed at Blandford Academy at 816 E. Bank St., the store is open one or two afternoons a month. Here is the schedule for the 2018-19 school year:

    • Aug. 21 (during new teacher workweek) — 3:30-6 p.m. for new teachers only
    • Aug. 28 (during teacher workweek) — 3:30-6 p.m. for all teachers
    • Sept. 12-13 — 3-6 p.m. for all teachers
    • Oct. 1-2 — 3-6 p.m. for all teachers
    • Nov. 13-14 — 3-6 p.m. for all teachers
    • Jan. 9-10 — 3-6 p.m. for all teachers
    • Feb. 5 — 3-6 p.m. for all teachers
    • March 4 — 3-6 p.m. for all teachers
    • April 11 — 3-6 p.m. for all teachers
    • May 8 — 3-6 p.m. for all teachers

    The store is sponsored by the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, staffed by the Deltas and supported by multiple community groups and individuals. All Petersburg teachers are welcome at the free store and are asked to bring their employee ID and a box or bag to carry their selections. Click here for a downloadable bookmark with the 2018-19 dates that the store will be open.

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How to donate

  • The Petersburg Teacher Supply Closet welcomes donations of new items, lightly used items and money. Here are some of the most-needed items:

    • all kinds of tape
    • white copy paper
    • stickers for students
    • staplers
    • staples
    • whiteout
    • glue
    • glue sticks
    • dry erase markers
    • markers for students
    • colored pencils
    • highlighters
    • composition books
    • rulers
    • pencil erasers
    • plastic tubs or boxes of all sizes
    • Kleenex
    • Clorox wipes
    • hand wipes or hand sanitizer
    • three-hole punches

    Donation boxes are located in the lobby of every school and are also located at these community sites:

    • Petersburg Chamber of Commerce (325 E. Washington St., Petersburg, VA 23803)
    • Petersburg YMCA (120 N. Madison St., Petersburg, VA 23803)
    • Petersburg City Hall (135 N. Union St., Petersburg, VA 23803)
    • Petersburg Public Library (201 W. Washington St., Petersburg, VA 23803)
    • Crater Planning District Commission (1964 Wakefield Ave., Petersburg, VA 23805)
    • Administrative Offices of Petersburg City Public Schools (255 South Boulevard East, Petersburg, VA 23805)

    If your donation is too big to fit in a donation box or if you would like to make a financial donation, email lamckelway@petersburg.k12.va.us to make arrangements.