The National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources, aka NAEIR, formed relationships with many companies over their 35 year history donating AMAZING classroom items to teachers for only the cost of handling. Peppered in the description of EVERY item, NAEIR is very clear with the rules: “By requesting this item you confirm that any merchandise your organization receives from NAEIR must be used for the care of the ill, the needy, or minors and cannot be bartered traded or sold.”
The number ONE item teachers NEED in classrooms is a tiny wooden writing stick simply displayed like this on the NAEIR website:
- Cost $42.00 (handling charge)
- Your organization saves 91.4%
- 1944 pencils per carton
Arriving in a nice neat package
You actually receive, 1,944 pencils.
One thousand nine hundred forty four pencils!
$42.00 divided by 1,944 pencils is a bit more than 2¢ per pencil. Have you EVER purchased that many pencils at once? How long will ONE shipment last you? Gather fellow teachers to drive the out of pocket cost lower by splitting the BOUNTY!
One box of 12 Dixon-Ticonderoga pencils on sale today on Amazon for $2.29 (reg $4.48). Purchasing 162 boxes would cost $370.98!
I am in a tail spin of excitement over one item because every K-12 classroom teacher in the United States can have this delivered to their classroom almost immediately! But WAIT, there are more jaw-dropping items available!
NAEIR provides several catalogs to members. A tour through the catalogs of NAEIR is a DREAM for most teachers! Teacher members are free to order items from any catalog, except the Winter Big Book.
Cruise through the Educational Supplies Catalog brings:
- 450 Scotch adhesive dots $9.50
- Oodles of various Post-it notes!
- hundreds of foam stickers $4.00
- Craft items like you won’t believe
- Teacher School Supply Assortment $21.75 (SHOCKING)
6 clipboards with calculators (styles and colors vary)
25 ball point pens
25 green ink pens
2 packages of Sharpie highlighters (4 colors per package)
25 #2 pencils
25 red pencils
25 correction tape
1 assortment per carton
Out of the ordinary items making learning FUN:
- Lab coats
- disposable gloves
- gift bags
- hard hats
- sheets of sandpaper
- storage containers
- tile and wood flooring
- face masks
- bandages! OMGoodness….more than one teacher will use in a career!
NAEIR is an organization you MUST share with all of your teachers who may join TOTALLY FREE. The vetting process could take several days to verify as the NAEIR folks diligently validate your classroom teaching status.
Encourage the school administration or PTO/PTA to purchase a membership at the ROCK BOTTOM price of $59 per year. School and educational non-profit organizations will save much more than the membership costs ordering items from NAEIR instead of normal channels. I am BLOWN AWAY by the products available!
Inventory is dependent upon donations to NAEIR! If you see an item wanted, order it NOW, it may not be there later. ALL NAEIR members receive a DAILY email highlighting sale items, or new arrivals. Watch for that daily email and OPEN it ASAP.
Have I convinced you? Enroll at the link below, using promotion code PENNY. Come back to share your experiences and photos of your FIRST NAEIR order. We want to see….REALLY!