We distributed 6990 lbs of paper to 233 teachers at our 2018 Paper Drive!

We ask, if possible, that you take pictures of your students using the paper and share with us via email and put on your social media feeds with the hash tag #Paper4Teachers. Visit this page often as we update it with news and information.

Frequently asked questions from the 2018 paper drive

Q: What time does the event start? A: 8:00 am on Friday, August 17th

Q: Can I pick up paper before Friday? A: We will not be prepared for paper distribution until Friday morning

Q: Where is the event located? A: Heritage Printing, Signs & Displays: 2854 Old Washington Rd. Waldorf, MD 20601

Q: Do I have to be present to get some paper? A: Yes, Paper 4 Teachers is an annual event, paper is distributed on a first come, first serve basis

Q: Do I have to bring a box to put the paper in? A: No, we will have same size boxes so everyone has equal opportunity for some paper

Q: Is there a limit to how much paper I can have? A: Yes, we provide same size boxes so everyone has equal opportunity for some paper

Q: Do I have to register? A: We have a sign-up sheet at the event to track how many teachers we serve (we never share or sell your personal data)

Q: Can I get email notifications? A: Yes, we use Mail Chimp to send emails to our list, send your first and last name, email address and the school affiliation

Q: Will there be pictures taken? A: Yes, we will document the vent with photos and video, we ask permission prior to any photo/video shoot, but random shots of the group is considered public domain

Q: How much paper will you distribute? A: In 2017, we estimated 4500 pounds of paper, we do not have an exact amount due to contributions from our paper vendors may vary

Q: How long have you distributed paper? A: Since our inception in 1977, Paper 4 Teachers was created in 2016 due to the large amount of paper we acquired when we purchased Beacon Printing

Q: What can I, as a teacher, do to help? A: Take pictures of your students using the paper and email to us for next year’s marketing purposes

Giving back is a Heritage Printing, Signs & Displays philosophy. Since our inception in 1977, we have been actively involved with non-profits, military relief and community oriented organizations. Thanks to the efforts of Eric Gass; bindery dept. Waldorf, MD., we proudly add the Paper 4 Teachers program.

Surplus paper may be in different colors, textures and sizes, primarily 8.5 x 11 with sizes also ranging from 12 x 18, 11 x 17. Limits are set according to the amount of surplus paper available.


Heritage Printing, Signs & Displays have been distributing surplus paper to the local community since its inception in 1977. The initiative to be community oriented was a priority instilled in the Gass family business by their founders, Allen & Margaret Gass.

The acquisition of Beacon Printing in 2015 accumulated an enormous amount of excess paper and the distribution process grew to become Paper 4 Teachers, with the inaugural event held in 2016. The second annual paper drive leaped forward, serving 147 teachers with over 4500 pounds of paper.

Thank You So Much,
We used the paper to create houses out of crafts sticks and the grey paper allowed us to make houses out of bigger shapes. Thank you for helping us learn that we can create shapes from objects and that smaller shapes can create a larger picture.
3’s Program at Eva Turner
Juanita Barnes

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