Linn Area Credit Union to Provide Free Coffees for Teachers

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, December 14, 2020 – Linn Area Credit Union is partnering with the Teacher Store to provide a free cup of coffee for K-12 public and parochial educators on Wednesday, December 16.  

Free coffees will be available at Karma Coffee Café in Hiawatha and all Scooter’s Coffee locations in Cedar Rapids and Marion. Teachers may pick up one pre-paid beverage of their choice while supplies last. A school ID is required.

The Teacher Store will be stationed at the Scooter’s Coffee location at 7037 C Ave. NE in Cedar Rapids from 6 to 8 a.m. The store will be handing out free school supplies to educators but will not be open for shopping.

“We thought it would be a good time to give teachers in our communities a little pick-me-up,” said Lori Vana, president of the Teacher Store board and Linn Area Credit Union business development manager. “They’ve been working so hard to help students through their challenges, and we know teachers have challenges of their own.” 

As a local, member-owned financial co-op, Linn Area Credit Union is the driving force behind the Teacher Store, a non-profit organization that provides free classroom materials and supplies to area educators and their students. 


About Linn Area Credit Union

Linn Area Credit Union was founded in 1935 when eleven Cedar Rapids teachers each put up $5 of their own money. By the end of the first year, the Cedar Rapids Teachers’ Credit Union (as it was then known) had 72 members. Today, Linn Area Credit Union has five locations and serves nearly 25,000 members in 22 counties. The credit union actively contributes to local communities and nonprofit organizations centered on children, families, and education. Linn Area Credit Union’s mission is to be partners in a successful future with our members and employees by providing caring financial services and community support. Learn more at

About the Teacher Store

Fully operational since 2009, the Teacher Store is a nonprofit organization that provides free classroom supplies to area K-12 educators in exchange for Teacher Bucks. After the loss of its original location, the Teacher Store went mobile so that it could bring the supplies directly to educators at their schools. The Teacher Store accepts donations of new supplies from businesses, organizations and the public. Cash donations are also welcome and are used to purchase additional inventory for the store. For more information, visit

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