John Sornberger has been a dedicated volunteer at Teacher Supply Depot since July 1996 where he coordinates all incoming donations. Teacher Supply Depot averages 20+ pallets of donations every week. Each year, John sorts and boxes approximately 100,000 binders and 12 pallets of hanging file folders. Over the years, John has boxed and distributed 1.2 million binders. In his spare time, John builds display areas, fixes items in need of repair and provides an endless supply of his personal tools to get the job done.
Through John’s efforts, thousands of students have received organizational supplies their families just cannot afford. These basic supplies allow students to be more successful. Last year, there were over 4,354 teacher visits putting over $4 million worth of supplies and books into classrooms. Without John’s commitment, many of these supplies would have been thrown in the landfill.
John volunteers at least 45 hours a week and regularly opens and closes the Depot, allowing volunteers and donors to come at any time. In the 2011-2012 school year, this allowed the Depot to reach over 23,000 volunteer hours.
For his relentless dedication to serving our community, John Sornberger will be receiving the HandsOn Young at Heart Award at Celebrate!GOOD on April 18, 2013.