When to expect materials to arrive

After you confirm the funding for a fully-funded project, we'll get to work on ordering your materials. At most times in the school year, we will send orders to vendors within 5 business days* and notify you by email after vendors have received all of the orders for your project. 

Most items arrive within 3 weeks of that email, though many vendors ship much faster! Share the exciting news with your front office and those who receive deliveries that your materials are on their way.

Large or heavy items - especially furniture and rugs - are often freight shipped which may extend the shipping time by several weeks. Magazine subscriptions and live items (e.g. frogs, butterflies, ants, worms, etc.) also have special processing times.

If you have requested materials from multiple vendors, it's possible that some items may arrive sooner than others. Likewise, some vendors send items as they become available, resulting in multiple shipments for one order.

We post status updates directly from the vendor on the order status page located on the projects' tab in your teacher account.

If you have not received your materials after 3 weeks, give us a shout. We'll look into it for you! 

Read more about projects that are fully funded during our winter or summer ordering schedule.