The KidSmart Free Educational Supply Store is located in an 11,000 square foot office building in Bridgeton, Missouri where teachers have the chance to shop for free school supplies and educational materials for their students in need.
KidSmart is the only free educational supply store in Missouri and currently serves students at more than 120 St. Louis area schools. More than 90,000 St. Louis area students are eligible for KidSmart’s services.
To be eligible to shop, teachers must be state certified and teaching full-time in his or her own classroom.
Schools where 70% or more of the students qualify for the federal free and reduced lunch program are eligible to participate as one of KidSmart Enrolled Shopping Schools. The list of Enrolled Shopping Schools is in the sidebar link to the right of this page. Teachers from schools not enrolled to shop may be able earn a shopping trip by participating in our Volunteer to Shop Program or 100% Club Program. More information on these programs is also listed in the sidebar links to the right of this page.
KidSmart's regular hours for shopping will be posted on our website when available. Shoppers must be checked in 30 minutes prior to the store closing. Teachers are eligible to shop once a month, and typically receive an average of $650+ in FREE school supplies for his or her students during each shopping trip.
Please remember, if you are in an Enrolled Shopping school or 100% Club School, your Principal or Assistant Principal must submit a new roster of eligible teachers before you may begin shopping in the 2014-15 school year. You can check the "Enrolled Shopping Schools" link in the sidebar to the right to see if your school's roster has been submitted, and find details on how to submit a roster. Volunteer to shop teachers must also have a new roster or letter submitted from the school principal before beginning shopping.
For more information or questions/concerns regarding teacher shopping, please reach out to Elke via email at .