DonorsChoose.org Vendors

DonorsChoose.org partners with a variety of companies to provide resources teachers need for their project requests.

Our vendors work closely with us to ensure streamlined operations, special pricing, and excellent service. The scope of our operation is so vast, and our staff so small, that we rely on vendors who can most efficiently help us reach as many classrooms as possible.

Read on to learn more about the vendors in our vendor directory. Teachers, you can also access our list of commonly requested items for suggestions on where to start shopping.

AKJ Books serves the needs of teachers in pre-kindergarten to high school classrooms nationwide. Our main products include children’s books and novels, audio books, teacher guides, and some e-books. Founded in 1974, AKJ Books is based in Maryland and committed to making book purchasing as easy as possible for teachers.

Specializing in early childhood and elementary education, Lakeshore Learning offers a wide range of standards-based materials that span the curriculum and provide educators with essential classroom support. Developed by teachers for teachers, our products are created with a simple goal in mind — to motivate, educate and inspire.

Amazon.com strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online from over 20 categories including education and teacher supplies, books, electronics, toys, clothing, furniture, and more.

Nasco offers over 50,000 products, including the brands teachers trust for arts and crafts, science, mathematics, family and consumer science, agricultural science, reading, special education, physical education, early childhood and health education. Nasco is “Dedicated to Delivery” and has been serving educators since 1941 with headquarters in Fort Atkinson, WI, and Modesto, CA.

Best Buy is the largest electronic retailer in the United States. DonorsChoose.org works closely with the Best Buy for Business division, which specializes in meeting the unique purchasing needs of companies and schools. Best Buy  for Business offers the technology that teachers need, including computers, cameras, projectors, and TVs.

Quill is a premier marketer of a wide range of office and school products, furniture, snacks, cleaning items, technology and computers. Quill is a longtime vendor partner of DonorsChoose.org and maintains 12 distribution centers to ensure quick delivery to schools across the US. Founded in 1956, Quill is headquartered in Lincolnshire, IL, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Staples.

Blick Art Materials caters to the full spectrum of artists — professionals, art educators, students, architects, designers, and crafters — essentially anyone requiring quality art materials for school, work, or pleasure. Based in Galesburg, Illinois, and founded in 1911, Blick believes in the power of art to inspire, educate and empower.

As a full-line supplier of science education equipment and materials, Sargent-Welch provides everything needed to equip an entire science classroom or lab from start to finish. From beakers, balances and test tubes, to models, lab activities and hands-on demonstrations, Sargent-Welch provides learning materials for every science. Sargent-Welch is part of the education division of VWR International.

 

Today’s Encyclopedia Britannica serves students better than ever – from preschoolers and science students to Spanish-speakers and curious kids of all ages. Educators can be confident knowing that our products - from encyclopedias to dictionaries - are written to curriculum standards, are easily incorporated into lessons and classroom activities, and are recommended by teachers and industry leaders alike.

Scholastic Classroom Magazines bring current events into the classroom! Each of our 29 titles feature age-appropriate news on a variety of curriculum subjects to prepare students for the types of texts they'll be reading in school and in life. Created by the education experts at Scholastic, classroom magazines also come with complete lesson plans, standards correlations, and online resources to help educators build the skills students need to succeed in today's world.

 

Founded in 1927, Carolina Biological Supply Company is a supplier of science and math products to kindergarten- through university-level educators around the world. Carolina develops and markets curricula, kits, and related products that enable students to carry out hands-on experiments, especially in the areas of life, earth, and physical sciences.

School Specialty is an education company that provides innovative products, programs, and services to help educators in pre-kindergarten through high school engage and inspire students of all ages and abilities to learn. We design, develop and provide educators with the latest and very best core curriculum, supplemental learning resources, school supplies, and furniture.

 

CDW is a provider of technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare sectors. Our offerings range from technology hardware and software to cameras, projectors, and audio/visual equipment.

Staples is a well-known brand in the world of education. DonorsChoose.org works closely with the Staples Advantage division, which supports businesses and schools with their specific purchasing needs. Staples Advantage offers a wide range of products in various categories including technology, school and office supplies, furniture, snacks, cleaning supplies, and other everyday classroom needs.  

 

DICK’S Sporting Goods is a full-line sporting goods retailer. DICK’S has been providing authentic resources to all sports lovers since 1948, offering a wide variety of sporting goods equipment, team sports gear, apparel, and footwear.

 

For 25 years, Teachers’ School Supply has been an acknowledged leader in classroom furniture, equipment, and technology. From “clickers” to carpets and from interactive whiteboards to tables, educators rely on Teachers’ School Supply for a wide variety of classroom needs.

Frey Scientific provides a complete line of science supplies, equipment, specialized curriculum, and furniture for K-12 classrooms that promote scientific inquiry, literacy and achievement. Products include lab materials, technology, furniture, curriculum, teacher resources and more.

TIME For Kids is a non-fiction, classroom-based magazine that can be used to improve students’ reading comprehension, encourage thinking and build other developmental skills necessary for success in school. This highly effective teaching tool gets kids excited about reading and about learning. TIME For Kids is available in K-1, 2, 3-4, and 5-6 grade editions.

Grainger (Lab Safety Supply) is a distributor of safety equipment and laboratory supplies. We specialize in personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, goggles, chemical protective gloves, and respirators, in addition to a robust line of balances, microscopes, plasticware/glassware, lab instrumentation, and more. Lab Safety Supply is headquartered in Janesville, WI.

Woodwind & Brasswind has provided musical instruments, accessories and equipment for schools, students and professional musicians since 1978. Specialties include band and orchestra items, electronic music and music technology gear, as well as materials for elementary and general music programs.

Kaplan Early Learning Company provides early childhood products and services to prepare children for lifelong learning and success. Kaplan offers products – including manipulatives, audio books and dramatic play, Spanish language, and special needs resources – to meet the educational needs of children from birth through grade 5.