With an average of more than $1000 annually coming from their own pockets, educators are struggling to get their students the basic supplies they need to be successful learners. Treasures 4 Teachers (T4T) has found a way to support educators with those needs by collaborating with community businesses, other non-profit agencies, and individual donors to collect new and re-usable resources and make them available for low or no cost to educators in our community.
Treasures 4 Teachers is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. To learn more about Treasures 4 Teachers (including donations or opportunities to volunteer), please visit their website at www.treasures4teachers.org.
Barbara Blalock founded Treasures 4 Teachers out of her garage 15 years ago. She saw a need for schools supplies in classrooms across the valley.
She started to collect donations of office and schools supplies from many businesses with Intel being the very first to jump on board and support the organization.
T4T serves an average of 4500 teachers a year, reaching about 135,000 students. The mission of Treasures 4 Teaches is to provide free and low cost supplies to educators from the community’s reusable resources.
Intel creates world-changing technology that enriches the lives of every person on earth. We are inspired to:
- Drive innovation that makes the world safer, builds healthy and vibrant communities, and increases productivity.
- Harness our reach around the globe to better society, business, and the planet.
- Push ourselves and our industry peers to be more responsible, inclusive, and sustainable.
We have big ambitions, and a growing sense of urgency to work with others and address world challenges no one can tackle alone.
Theresa Niemeyer is the AZ Public Affairs Community Engagement Manager responsible for the Intel Involved Volunteer Program. Although new to this role in August of 2015, she has a long history of community engagement during her 20+ years as an Intel employee.
She has volunteered in local classrooms, coached local sports teams, participated in Girls Scouting in various roles, and served as a board member for the Chandler Public Library and Chandler Education Foundation Board. During her time at Intel, she has recorded between 200-700 hours of volunteer time each year.
Prior to joining Intel Public Affairs, Theresa was a manager at Intel in both Arizona Test and Technology Development and AZ Fab/Sort Manufacturing. And earlier in her Intel career, after graduating from ASU, Theresa spent a number of years in Industrial Engineering as well as with Finance.
She is passionate about making a difference in her local community and is especially partial to causes focused on improving educational opportunities for children. She enjoys working in a role that allows her a platform to connect Intel employees to their passions for the benefit of the community.
She currently serves as secretary for the FANS Across American Charitable organization.
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Jacqueline Destremps is a creative marketing strategist and founded Another Hand Advantage, LLC in 2014 to help community minded small business owners and nonprofit professionals move forward more confidently with their marketing strategy. After graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in Psychology, she has spent her professional career working in both the nonprofit and for-profit sector.
She now enjoys being self-employed and the flexibility it provides to allow more time to volunteer, serve on nonprofit boards, choose pro-bono projects, run 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun (which she co-founded in 2014) and travel the world. Jacqueline believes in creating connections between businesses and nonprofits in the community to stimulate growth and collaboration.