Free Books for Educators from Goodwill Outlet Stores -Up to 50 Books for Classroom!

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Free Books for Educators from Goodwill Outlet Stores

 

Boxes & boxes of books for educators to use in your classes!

I’m so excited about this opportunity from Goodwill – they are having a big event on Saturday August 24, 2019 from 9am – 2pm at 3 Goodwill Outlet stores in the South Sound. Educators will be able to come & pick out up to 50 FREE books to use in their classroom. All you need to do if you are an educator is to bring your school ID to show you are an educator to get your 30 FREE books.  The goal of this program is to aim to get 1 book for each child in a teacher’s classroom.

*Note: You do not have to be a teacher in these specific areas, all you need to do is bring your teacher ID to show you are an educator at a school.

The free books available will range from early learning picture books to readers, chapter books for older students & teen & young adult series.

Teachers will also receive coupons to hand out to their students, which are good for an additional FREE book at all regional South Sound Goodwill stores. These would make great classroom incentives.

Plus, teachers will each receive a special coupon to shop at any of the 31 Goodwill Olympics/Rainier region stores. If you bring a book donation, you will get a second coupon.

boxes and boxes of books for educators for free at Goodwill

That is a LOT of books!

Goodwill Outlet Locations for Free Books for Educators:

  • Tacoma – 38th St.
  • Olympia – 4014 Martin Way E.
  • Kent – 315 Washington Avenue South
  • Selah

Free Books for Educators

Frequently Asked Questions::

  1. What do I need to bring to show I am a teacher?    School ID, educator pay stub with other photo ID, correspondence from school establishing employment + other photo ID
  2. Is this only for public school teachers?  Private  or public school teachers are welcome
  3. Can homeschool parents participate?   Yes, however it is a different quantity for homeschool.  Homeschooled certification/proof equals one book per child, plus one coupon per child
  4. Can preschool or Pre-K teachers participate? Yes – you’ll need the same ID as mentioned above to show you’re a teacher. If you don’t have a school ID, you can bring the educator pay stub with other photo ID or other correspondence from your school establishing employment + photo ID

 

28 Comments

  1. Where did you get this information? I called all 3 locations and none of them knew what I was talking about. They even went and asked the manager who also knew nothing. Also, the addresses are mixed up!

      1. Thank you – I knew I’d googled to double check, but didn’t realize I switched them as I was typing them. Thanks for catching that – it’s all fixed now! :)

    1. Hi Marlo, We were sent this information from the PR department for Goodwill for the Olympics & Rainier region. The information just may not have been passed down to the individual stores yet as this is a new pilot program they are doing for this event. I did double check the addresses on Google, but just realized I switched the Kent & Olympia ones – but it’s fixed now. So sorry about that confusion!

    1. I just updated the post with the updated information from Goodwill, Donna. Teachers need to bring school ID OR educator pay stub with other photo ID OR correspondence from school establishing employment + other photo ID

      1. I am in the same situation. Preschool teacher for a non-profit program. I have a Town (City) employee ID.

        1. Hi Melody – I just updated the post with the updated information from Goodwill. Preschool teachers need to bring school ID OR educator pay stub with other photo ID OR correspondence from school establishing employment + other photo ID

    1. Shelley – I just updated the post with the updated information from Goodwill. Preschool teachers need to bring school ID OR educator pay stub with other photo ID OR correspondence from school establishing employment + other photo ID

    1. Oh goodness, now I realize what I did – I switched the Kent & Olympia location when writing it- I’d even googled to double check, but still had them switched. It’s working now – it’s on Washington – it’s the Kent Outlet

    1. Francisca – I checked with Goodwill & they said that this does not apply to Childcare. If it’s a preschool or PreK School, then it would apply. I updated the post with the information we received. Thank you!

  2. This is a great opportunity for teachers to build up or add to their own classroom libraries, which as you know, come from their own pockets. Will you please consider expanding this to the Smithfield/Suffolk area??? We could use every bit of your help!!! We patronize your stores a lot to find needed items for our classrooms and this would be a nice option for is while there!!!

    I have my own teacher blog for the area and will post this information online for my teachers as soon as I hear from you!

    Thank you for your consideration!!!

  3. Will the books be displayed on tables to look through or will they be in the big, deep bins that have to be dug deep into?

    1. Hi Shari, I honestly am not sure how they have it set up. I am just seeing this now, so unfortunately can’t reach out to Goodwill to find out before tomorrow’s sale. I hope you find some great books if you go!

  4. I just called the Goodwill Outlet on S. 38th in Tacoma and they confirmed that they will be holding this event on August 24th.

    1. Thanks Michele! Yes it’s definitely happening – we got this info direct from Goodwill’s headquarters! An awesome offer for teachers for sure! Hope you can make it!

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