Let’s Shower Our Teachers

Peggy McGee

In 2022 The Women of Quail Creek’s Community Outreach Committee hosted a supplies shower for the teachers at Continental School. The teachers were so appreciative of the group’s efforts that they decided to do it again, this time for the teachers at Sahuarita Primary School. The school teaches children in grades K-2.

Although the IRS raised the educators’ credit for supplies to $300 for tax year 2022, those who have served as teachers know that they often spend at least double that amount out of pocket each school year. The average teacher’s salary for the Sahuarita Unified School District is $46,117.

The Teachers’ Supply Shower collection will run from July 24 through Aug. 13. Its goal is to get supplies needed for teachers, not students. There will be collection boxes in the Madera clubhouse lobby, at 2197 E. Desert Squirrel Court, and at 1422 E. Blue Granite Drive.

Some of the items that those who teach the younger students can use include:

Printer paper

Colored pencils

Construction paper

Glue sticks

No. 2 pencils


Dry erase markers

Dry erase board cleaner

Dry erase board erasers

Desk wipes (Lysol/Clorox wipes)


Markers (washable)

Watercolor palette with brushes

Composition notebooks

Post-it notes in a variety of sizes


Hand sanitizer

Gift cards (Amazon for science and art projects, Staples, Starbucks)

The committee asks that all supplies be new.

If you are traveling or at your summer residence and still want to help, you may mail a check to Peggy McGee, 1908 E. Longspur Place, Green Valley AZ 85614-6039.

Checks should be made payable to TWOQC with “Teachers’ Supplies” on the memo line. Your support for this project will be deeply appreciated.