Seeking Donations for Welcome Bags for Wicomico County New Teachers

New Teacher

That time of year has arrived! Children will be heading back to school, and Wicomico County will become home to many new teachers.

Relocating to a new area can be a daunting experience. Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce hopes to make the new teachers feel welcome by providing over 170 “Welcome Bags” to the new public and private school teachers in Wicomico County.

“The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and our very generous members welcome and support all new teachers to Wicomico County. The New Teacher Welcome Bag program is a small token of the business community’s appreciation for these ladies and gentlemen as they prepare to educate our young citizens. We wish to extend a special thanks to the team at Pohanka Automotive Group of Salisbury.  Their ongoing sponsorship helps continue this yearly tradition,” says Bill Chambers, SACC President and CEO.

The Chamber is encouraging local businesses and non-profits to donate useful items to these teachers for the upcoming school year. It is a great advertising opportunity for businesses and a way to say “thank you” to the teachers.

“Many of these teachers are new to the area, and this will be one of the first contacts that they will have with our business community. We feel it is important to make them feel welcome as well as educate them on our area businesses and our community. This is also a fantastic opportunity to promote your business.”

“We would love to provide even more goodies and community business “swag” such as advertising pieces, coupons, promotional products, goods with your company logo, etc. than ever before,” says Chambers.

Details About Donating

The products, coupons, or promotional items should be delivered to the Chamber by Monday, August 12th. We will need a minimum of 170 pieces to fill each bag and ask that you donate physical items, rather than flyers.

A Welcome Bag Stuffing Event will be held at the Chamber on August 13th and the bags will be delivered to the teachers at the Wicomico County Public Schools New Teacher Breakfast on August 22nd.

If your business would like to donate items for the Welcome Bags, please contact Vita Bragdon at 410-749-0144 or

Thank you in advance for your support!

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