The National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources (NAEIR) is a non-profit organization based in Galesburg, IL, that collects donations from manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers then redistributes those goods to more than 9,500 non-profit organizations. No seconds or damaged goods. It’s all new, top-quality, brand name merchandise. In 2011, the Educational Foundation joined this organization with a membership.
This membership provides the Foundation with access to free educational supplies, office supplies, books, tapes, crafts, classroom supplies, and more. In the last six years since this program was implemented, the Foundation has provided $414,823 – retail value – in free inventory and supplies to teachers and staff for their classrooms, clubs and activities for a nominal handling &/or shipping charge. The Foundation’s investment in this program totals $59,680.