Besides the holidays, August is likely the Zanes Team’s most favorite time of the year because it’s our annual School Supply Giveaway and we get jazzed up about it months in advance!
Because at Zanes we truly love our teachers in our community and….
because 9 years ago we recognized how desperately Tucson schools needed school supplies. Due to a lack of school funding, teachers were emptying their personal wallets to buy paper and other supplies for their students. Many students were showing up to school without even the most basic supplies like pencils, notebooks, and glue.
We couldn’t stand by and watch as our Tucson schoolchildren and teachers were denied of everything a school experience could be. That’s when we decided to launch an Annual Teacher School Giveaway. It was the best decision we ever made!
The first year in 2010, we did everything possible to get the word out about this event! It felt like we had to convince teachers that this wasn’t a scam and that we truly wanted to give them free school supplies- no strings attached! It was a great morning getting to know many of you at our first giveaway 9 years ago!
Each year, we got a little bit more organized, had a little more fun, and served more local schoolteachers!
Last year in 2018- 450 teachers participated in the event and the waitlist grew rapidly!
Our goal every year is to serve as many teachers as possible without lowering the quality or quantity of the school supplies provided… and have a lot of fun at the event, of course! This event is something we truly enjoy and try to make as special and memorable as possible for everyone who attends!
We are so thrilled to be saying thank you to our Tucson teachers in this way!
Disclaimer: Details are subject to change, however, Zanes Law will do their best to communicate effectively with everyone involved.