About The Education Fund Ocean Bank Center for Educational Materials
Sponsored by Ocean Bank, The Education Fund Ocean Bank Center for Educational Materials is an 11,000 square foot warehouse and distribution program that accepts donations of new and slightly used school supplies, educational materials, excess inventory, and company surplus supplies. The supplies are then made available, free of charge, to Miami-Dade County Public Schools' teachers for their classrooms. As a result, Miami-Dade students in need are receiving the necessary tools to succeed in the classroom.
When it comes to creative teaching aids, teachers have come to depend on The Education Fund Ocean Bank Center for Educational Materials to provide them with basic learning essentials and unique teaching tools to motivate their students.
Teachers may shop every six months (twice each year) for free, or on more occasions if they volunteer their time at the warehouse. As a source of free materials for public school classrooms, the Ocean Bank Center has raised $18+ million in classroom supplies and has logged over 32,300 educator visits since opening in 1993, reaching 2.5+ million M-DCPS students.
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We are partnering with community nonprofits to provide supplies to students and people in need. We invest in scaling the supply and distribution of materials for learning activities for children through nonprofit partnerships. Bulk shipments to schools in the fall and supply distribution during the 2021-22 school year will support children most vulnerable to the effects of an academic learning slide due to COVID-19.
Made possible with support by:
OCEAN BANK – MEMBER FDIC