Books, name tags and bulletin boards are some items several Las Vegas teachers picked up before school starts.
"This set of 10 books is usually about $3 to $5 at the store. This is a set of 10 books for $5. It's pretty good," said local teacher Christina Reynolds.
A unique gem near the west part of the valley, Sharing is Caring is a teacher's consignment store created by two friends.
"We used to be kindergarten teachers and had tons of stuff lying around in the garage. We both said, 'What am I going to do with all this stuff? There are probably a lot of teachers out there in the same boat. Let's sell it!'" said co-founder Aleda Hinojos.
Through social media and word of mouth, the business took off. It's perfect timing for teachers following the CCSD's rehiring announcement and the small classroom budget. Teachers can get extra material at little cost.
"Everything comes out of our pocket. During the school year, I have to buy copy paper because we only get one box. Once that runs out, I buy myself more, and that gets expensive," added Reynolds.
This was the second year the two friends have been in business. They hope to rally up support from local educators to help them help others.
"Between my daughter and I, we have spent about $125, but we got so much. It was a bargain," said second grade teacher Beverly Young.
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