UPDATE 2: Photos from the grand opening and ribbon-cutting can be viewed here.
Original story below…
NOTTINGHAM, MD—THE AVENUE at White Marsh announced on Monday that, thanks to their partnership with The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, they will soon open a pop-up location for their newest venture – The Exchangeree: Gizmos and Gadgets Galore at THE AVENUE.
The Exchangeree at THE AVENUE will serve as a collaborative teacher resource destination, supporting Baltimore County Public School educators with essential supplies for students in need.
Since The Exchangeree’s first location opened in the Windsor Mill area in January 2019, The Education Foundation has used the facility to distribute more than $165,000 worth of school and art supplies and classroom materials to nearly 3,000 Baltimore County educators. In addition, The Exchangeree has hosted several learning experiences for BCPS teachers. The first location opened through a partnership with the Merritt Companies and has been sustained by generous donations from business and community partners.
Details about a ribbon cutting and grand opening for the new location on THE AVENUE at White Marsh will be announced soon.
“This is such great news for BCPS educators and ultimately for our students and their families,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “Often, teachers dig into their own pockets to ensure that their students have the basic school supplies they need throughout the year. The Education Foundation’s Exchangeree has quickly become an invaluable resource to our teachers by ensuring them access to free school supplies and other needed materials. This second Exchangeree location will make its resources much more accessible for the teachers on the east side of the county. Many thanks to Merritt Companies and Federal Realty for their leadership roles in supporting our amazing teachers.”
The Education Foundation will launch this BCPS resource center over the summer with a goal of being fully operational for the 2020-2021 school year.
Visit https://www.educationfoundationbcps.org/exchangeree for more information.