January Marketplace Update: Classroom Essentials for the New Year

It’s the start of a new year, and many teachers need to restock their classroom essentials. If you have donations in your AdoptAClassroom.org account, now is a great time to start classroom shopping for the second half of the school year.


What To Do After Spending Your Donations


Keep an eye out for funding opportunities. AdoptAClassroom.org will be announcing even more funding opportunities for teachers across the country throughout 2021!

To help ensure you can purchase all of the learning materials your students need, without having to dig into your own pockets, follow these steps:

  1. Post photos of the supplies you purchased to the Updates section of your classroom fundraising page, and leave your donor(s) a thank you message. Learn more about posting to the Updates feed here.
  2. Login and update your classroom fundraising page. Use the “Description” section to describe the classroom essentials you and your students need and why. Read our tips for updating your classroom page here.
  3. Read our new Fundraising Guide for Teachers. It includes crowdfunding tips, downloadable resources, and examples that will help you raise donations.
  4. Refer your teacher friends and colleagues to AdoptAClassroom.org. Doing so will enter both you and the teachers you refer for the chance to receive a $100 donation each if they create a fundraising page. Learn more here.

Classroom Essentials Offered by a Few of Our Great Vendors

Kaplan is your resource for early childhood education materials and school supplies.

Featured: STEM Kits

These interactive STEM Kits engage students creatively while teaching valuable engineering skills. Kaplan offers STEM Kits for a variety of ages and budgets.


Staples offers everything your school needs, including products for every area of your school – classrooms, restrooms, makerspaces, the main office, and more.

Featured: Sneeze Guards

With a variety of configuration options, these sneeze guards fit the needs of any classroom.

Your Dollar Buys offers clothes, hygiene products, and more in bulk so you can get the best possible deal.

Featured: Winter Clothes

If you have students who need winter clothes to stay warm this season, take a look at what Your Dollar Buys has to offer.

Can’t order supplies because of COVID-19? We can help.

If your school isn’t accepting deliveries because of COVID-19 related school closures, we can make special shipping accommodations. We’re also able to extend the expiration date of your funds, which expire 12 months after you receive them, if you need more time to spend your donations.

Please reach out to us at [email protected] before placing an order for your classroom essentials if your school cannot accept deliveries, and/or to request an extension.