Valley businesses collaborate to offer low-cost supplies for teachers

By Jen Wahl

PHOENIX — The back-to-school season can be expensive for teachers.

The Economic Policy Institute estimates educators nationwide can spend, on average, around $460 per year on supplies. But Valley teachers say it’s much more than that on a local level.

One option for educators to save money is through the All Surplus Deals and Treasures 4 Teachers partnership. The surplus warehouse is full of products from big box retailers that are sold at deep discounts.

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