Mothership Coffee Roasters is proud to once again partner with Las Vegas-based Live to Give to sponsor the Supply a Teacher donation drive, but this year the coffee company is kicking its support of educators up a notch, offering teacher pop-up events at its two Las Vegas Valley locations.
The pop-ups will rotate between Mothership at 2708 N. Green Valley Parkway and Sunrise Coffee at 3130 E. Sunset Road, offering teachers the opportunity to come together to grade papers or just socialize while receiving a discount on food and drinks.
Each pop-up will also feature a table of classroom supplies so teachers can grab whatever they need. The pop-ups are just one way that Mothership is giving back to the Southern Nevada community and its customers in 2019.
“We’re thankful that we can support our community through what we do best — good coffee. Our goal is to have our educators in Clark County supported throughout the whole year in an ongoing give-back program,” said Mothership Coffee Roasters and Sunrise Coffee CEO Juanny Romero.
Businesses can get involved with Supply a Teacher by co-sponsoring the drive or allowing a donation box at their location to gather supplies. Mothership typically offers its shops as drop-off sites, as well as certificates for free beverages to customers who donate.
This year, bags of coffee bearing a special Supply a Teacher label created by Live to Give are being sold, with a portion of proceeds going to the drive.
The Supply a Teacher coffee bags can be found at Pour Coffee House and Cold Press Express in Downtown Summerlin. Mothership and Supply a Teacher are currently looking to expand the sale of the coffee bags to other cafes and restaurants.
Leticia Apablaza, co-founder of Live to Give, said teachers use about $2,000 a year of their own money to supply their classrooms.
“The supplies are something people are typically buying their kids anyway, so they can just grab a little extra, and they are helping area teachers,” Apablaza said. “Your voice can be amplified as you give back.”
The Supply a Teacher drive was created three years ago to help offset those costs. Donations help teachers who need supplies for both themselves and their classroom, as well as for students who come to class without necessities.
Physical donations include pencils, erasers, notebooks and more, while cash donations are used to buy other supplies, such as copy paper, which teachers revealed in a survey are needed but rarely donated.
At the end of the drive, teachers are invited to a big event to pick up a bag of supplies simply by providing proof that they are an active teacher.
This year, Live to Give hopes to extend its support of teachers beyond summer through a program it calls SAT 2.0, which likely will include in-classroom incentive programs such as local chef demonstrations and out-of-classroom support for special field trips.
For more information about Live to Give and Supply a Teacher, visit livetogivegroup.com or supplyateacher.us.
For more information about Mothership Coffee Roasters, visit mothershipcoffee.com.