BHCU Surprises Highland Park Teachers With Shopping Donation


Last summer, employee volunteers from the BHCU, now known as Delaware County’s credit union, helped the nonprofit Teachers Teammates get their Folcroft warehouse in order. They built, painted and organized the new space.

This year, the BHCU continues its relationship with a $1,855 donation, enough to buy the 53 teachers at Highland Park Elementary School a Teachers Teammates shopping membership, reports Bob Kelly for Fox 29.

“Education and community is at the top of our list,” said a representative of BHCU.

Teachers Teammates collect surplus goods from businesses and community civic organizations and make them available to area teachers for use in the classroom, explains President and Founder Raelyn Harman.

Teachers pay a $35 shopping membership for access to the supplies. Each shopping trip has a value of about $700, Harman says.

The organization also distributes supplies to districts where there is a high need.

The donation is greatly appreciated by the school

 “We appreciate what our parents and our school district provide but you always need those extras throughout the school year so it’s always a great resource for our teachers to help our kids be more successful,” said Principal Joanne DeVito.

See more at Fox 29 about the BHCU donation and Teachers Teammates.