outfit the district

Outfit the District

Our history of outfit the district

The term “outfitting” arrived in the American Colonies in the 1600s derived from “The act of fitting out for an expedition.” The activity referred to outfitting a ship for trade or a caravan for exploration into unknown areas.

By 1795 the term “depot” became known as a warehouse for receiving goods for storage or transfer, a place of deposit. The military referred to their “fort stores” as depots for goods and arms as the country expanded West. In the 1800s, the term evolved, referring to railway stations for the receipt and transfer of freight.

Cave Creek’s early settlers arrived in 1870 as farmers and ranchers protected by soldiers stationed at Fort McDowell. In 1883 prospectors discovered gold in Cave Creek. As a result, outfitters came to test their luck and stock up on supplies as they traveled to California’s goldfields.

Today, with a nod to our settlement history, Outfit the District @ the Teacher Depot was founded under the Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation. Our mission is to partner with local businesses; to supply needed, donated items to the Cave Creek Unified School District for teachers’ needs as part of their efforts to educate our area’s children.


Your donations can positively impact a student’s life, an entire classroom and the future of our community.

Please Donate Most Demanded Supplies:

White Board Markers (colored set)
White Board Erasers
White Board Cleaner
Scotch Tape refills (w/desktop tape dispenser)
Post-it Notes (colors)
Colored and Manilla Folders and Envelopes
Lamination Rolls/sheets (all sizes)
Colored Construction Paper
Markers, including Sharpies
Paper Clips/Clip Binders
Pens/Flair Pens
Index Cards

Please Contact Your Favorite Business For Donations To Outfit The District!




School Year Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Summer Hours:

Monday – Thursday
7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cave Creek Unified District Office
33016 N 60th Street | Scottsdale AZ 85266



Elaine Vallario, Board Member for CCUEF and CCUSD Representative


The CCUSD New Teacher Orientation was supported by many organizations that wish them well. Heidi Brashear, Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation (CCUEF) President, kicked off a welcome that was followed by giveaways from Oroweat, school supplies from Outfit the District (a program of CCUEF), gift cards from CCUEF, and lunch from CCEA. Thank you sponsors for your support!