The Green Educator Program
All teachers are invited to join our Green Educator Program by signing up at our East Bay Depot Store. Our cashiers will walk you through the process at the register. It only takes a minute!
Bring a teacher ID, union card, school letterhead or other verification documents with you to sign up for our program and start saving!
Being a member means you get free classroom supplies from any area of the store! If it’s for your classroom, it’s free! Don’t miss out on the section of the store dedicated solely to classroom supplies including wall decorations, manipulatives, classroom games and activities and more! Simply collect materials from the store and separate them from non-classroom treasures you find. At the register, our cashiers will weigh your materials and you’ll be on your way! Green Educator Program members will be updated via email and our social media pages about in-store events for teachers and other opportunities for participation.
The Green Educator Program was launched in 2008 with funding from the Altamont Educator Advisory Board. Today, there are more than 5,000 program members who receive free materials for their classrooms.
Green Educator Giveaway Zone:
Our giveaway zone is marked by a bright green pole. Here you will find free educational materials donated by other teachers and patrons. These materials can include:
Textbooks (all levels)
Books about teaching
Posters and classroom decorations
The Depot always has traditional classroom supplies like pencils, markers, crayons, binders, paper, folders, notebooks, rulers, and hanging file folders.
Some non-traditional classroom supplies that are always in full stock at The Depot include corks, all sizes of plastic containers, egg cartons, metal tins, CDs, jewel cases, boxes, National Geographic Magazines, trophies, wood scraps and party supplies
Green Educator Program Members receive a monthly email detailing the current giveaway items and offers information about local environmental events & workshops, as well as interesting projects for teachers and students.
For up-to-date information and pictures of current items at the store, follow us on our socials
The Depot is no longer accepting curriculum materials for our store. Instead, we encourage you to join our Facebook Group for Green Educators.
On the group page you will find opportunities to swap curriculum with other teachers in our area. You can also make requests for specific materials.
The East Bay Depot was created by and for teachers