Alpha Phi Omega and Omega Psi Phi fraternity members
UTSA fraternities host teacher supplies sale Aug. 2 at Main Campus
By Kris Rodriguez
Public Affairs Specialist
(July 29, 2009)--The Alpha Phi Omega and Omega Psi Phi fraternities will host a fundraising event, "Teacher Supplies Salvage Sale," from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 2 in the Business Building University Room (2.06.04) on the UTSA Main Campus. The event is open to the public.
The student organizations will sell new and "gently used" teaching supplies at reduced prices. Items were donated by teachers to help other teachers, particularly new teachers, outfit their classrooms.
"As students ourselves, we understand our fellow students' financial needs and want to offer an event that will provide students seeking their teacher certification affordable teaching supplies," said Eva Pino, president of Alpha Phi Omega coed service fraternity.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit a variety of community projects including a college scholarship for high school students enrolling at a four-year accredited college, children's haircuts before their first day of school, and other service projects and leadership-building events.
Items for sale will include pocket charts, big books, art supplies, activity books, classroom décor, electronic pencil sharpeners and containers. As an incentive to attend, teachers also will be able to choose five free used children's books of their choice.
Before the event, future teachers can attend the UTSA University Career Center workshop "Getting a Jump Start in Finding a Teaching Position: Tips and Other Must Do's" at 1 p.m. in Business Building Room 2.01.14 on the Main Campus.
Admission is $5; cash only will be accepted for admission and purchases. Participants should bring their own shopping bags. Parking will be available in the garage near lot 2 at Margaret Tobin Avenue on the UTSA Main Campus.
For more information, e-mail Jasmine Cary.