Frequently Asked Questions

Who Will Be Invited to Shop?

Schools in Monroe County with 70% or more of students being eligible for free and reduced meal programs will be invited to enroll and shop first.

Teachers from enrolled schools will be eligible to shop for free school supplies once per semester.  As Pencils & Paper capacity grows, additional schools will be enrolled for shopping privileges.

What is Available at a Shopping Session?

Pencils & Paper is stocked with basic classroom supplies such as pencils, paper, pens, glue, markers, art supplies, tissues, tooth paste and toothbrushes and much, much more (most items are new).

There is no cash register and everything in the store is free.  Items can only be used for the benefit of students in need in our community.

When Can Teachers Shop?

Shopping hours are as scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and select Saturdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon from late August to May.

Where is Pencils & Paper Located?

Pencils & Paper is located at Water Tower Park, 1099 Jay Street, Building N just off 490 (Exit at Ames St or Mt Read Blvd). Our parking may be limited on weekdays, so please consider carpooling.

How Can Teachers Sign Up to Shop?

We will provide teachers from eligible schools website access to enroll and sign up for shopping sessions. Teachers from eligible schools can click on the shopping cart to register and then sign-up for a shopping slot.