Dear Teachers,

We hope you had a wonderful fall break! I am writing to share some changes with you at Free 2 Teach that we hope make shopping with us even easier. The two big highlights: we are now able to invite teachers to shop with us EVERY month and we have an upcoming “book shopping event” (Book Bonanza) on Saturday, October 23rd. Read more below:

  • Over the past several months we have been working with a software developer to design a new sign-up system for our teachers and volunteers. Your school email and information has been uploaded to this new system and all teachers will start off with the password: F2TClick here to check it out! Please send us a note if you get any error messages as we are still working out some glitches in this system. Thank you for your patience!
  • The big news that we are excited to share is that going forward, we are able to have teachers shop with us EVERY MONTH. Because of the generosity of our donors and volunteers, we wanted to make it easy for you to schedule your appointment and are moving away from every other month shopping caps. We hope that you will come to us each month, or whenever you need, for basics, seasonal items, books, furniture and more. You can schedule you shops in advance – be sure to use your school email and the password F2T.
  • This new software will allow us to check you out using a new barcode scanning system. Thank you for your patience as we train our volunteers to check you in and out. We are excited that you will receive your shopping “receipt” right away and this will support our efforts to manage inventory and impact.
  • The Book Bonanza event is coming up on Saturday, October 23rd! We have received many book donations in the past six months and our volunteer teams have been organizing them for you to come and have an extra shop just for your classroom library/students. You will have an hour to browse books and can take as many as you need. Bring bags/suitcases/etc! and come in through the large bay door. We will check you in using your Teacher ID and will simply count the number of books you take as you leave. Sign into our new system and you should see a button on your landing page called “Book Bonanza” – register for your slot today!

Thank you for your patience as we transition to this new system! Please keep your eye out for updates on our Facebook and Instagram pages and don’t hesitate to reach out to me anytime.


Alison Kling
Executive Director
Free 2 Teach