Stones Education

SupplyMe has acquired, which was a locally owned, independent retailer in Raleigh, North Carolina that specialized in educational toys, games, books, and teacher supplies.

Stone's Education & Toys was a locally owned and independent retailer specializing in educational toys, games, books, and teacher supplies. They were ardent proponents of the "shop local" movement and took immense pride in assisting families in discovering exceptional educational toys and gifts.

For children, there was nothing quite like the enchanting experience of shopping at a neighborhood toy store. At Stone's Education & Toys, they had cultivated a unique space where families could gather, learn, play, and have fun. Their store spanned an impressive 17,000 square feet, offering an extensive selection of educational toys, games, books, and teacher supplies. What made them truly unique was their unwavering commitment to renewable energy.

Being an independent retailer, they wholeheartedly believed in the power of exploration and in serving their community. They served as a hub for families to explore sustainability, boasting features such as solar panels, energy-efficient LED lighting, and a real-time power generation and consumption display. They extended a warm invitation to visit their Raleigh location, where education took precedence, and fun was never far behind.

Their dedication to sustainability had not gone unnoticed by the community. Stone's Education & Toys was honored with several awards in 2014, including the City of Raleigh Environmental Award for Green Design, the Triangle Business Journal Real Estate Award for Best Commercial Build-Out, and the Cary Excellence Award.