Charity Finders donated over 500 items to Free 2 Teach! They are pictured here with Free 2 Teach Executive Director Eula, third from left.

Charity Finders, a Redstone employee group focused on helping local charities, held their August “Donation Journey” for Free 2 Teach. Free 2 Teach provides much-needed school supplies for free to the almost 4,000 teachers in Madison County’s three public school systems (Huntsville City, Madison City and Madison County). These school supplies help not only the teachers, but the 52,000 students they help educate each year.  

Charity Finders Helps Free 2 Teach with Back to School

September 19, 2016

Charity Finders members with Free 2 Teach Executive Director Eula (third from left).

Charity Finders, a Redstone employee group focused on helping local charities, held their August “Donation Journey” for Free 2 Teach. Free 2 Teach provides much-needed school supplies for free to the almost 4,000 teachers in Madison County’s three public school systems (Huntsville City, Madison City and Madison County). These school supplies help not only the teachers, but the 52,000 students they help educate each year.

The Free 2 Teach stock room allows teachers to access to much needed items for their classrooms. Since January of 2013, Free 2 Teach has helped thousands of public school teachers supply their classrooms at no cost. Teachers throughout our community have been able to utilize over $1 million worth of free resources thanks to Free 2 Teach! A trip to the Free 2 Teach store saves teachers an average of $475. These free resources allow teachers to enrich classroom instruction and impacts student learning and development daily.

To help Free 2 Teach with the back to school rush, Redstone employees throughout the credit union came together during August to collect donations. 594 items were delivered by Redstone employees, including:

Free 2 Teach and Charity Finders with donations from Redstone employees

  • 57 packs of glue sticks
  • 57 sets of colored pencils and pens
  • 46 boxes of crayons
  • 65 packs of paper
  • 51 packs of markers
  • 175 notebooks
  • 143 misc. school and cleaning supplies



Do you want to donate? Join us at our next Food Truck Fest on October 14th and bring donations for Free 2 Teach! See us at the blue Redstone tent and drop any donations in our red trolley. Any and all donations will be excepted; download the image below and share on social media to let your friends and family know!

Help Free 2 Teach by bringing school supplies to donate at our next Food Truck Fest!

Want more ways to help Free 2 Teach? Redstone is proud to announce a new partnership with Free 2 Teach which allows our members to give back simply by swiping their debit card! You can help Free 2 Teach by requesting a Free 2 Teach Affinity Card for your checking account. With every swipe of your card, Free 2 Teach will receive CashBack. This means they can help more teachers and students in our community. And if you have a Relationship or Extra Checking® account, you still earn CashBack, too! Talk about a powerful debit card!

If you’re interested in volunteering with Free 2 Teach, they are always in need of extra helping hands! Sign up here to volunteer! If you’re a public school teacher in need of help from Free 2 Teach, register here to set up a shopping trip and look here to see all the FAQs.

Redstone employees LeJuan, Michelle, and Adrianna deliver donations to Free 2 Teach.

If you know of or are part of a local charity who could benefit from the help of Charity Finders, please let us know in a comment below! We’re always looking for community organizations and charities to help support.

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