ACM Affinity Partner Program

Affinity Program Partners are ACM corporate member organizations that provide products and services at a special discount to ACM’s membership.

Discount School Supply
Imagination Playground
Church Mutual Insurance Company

Discount School Supply

15 percent off educational products, art materials, and more! For the past 20 years, Discount School Supply has served as a leading developer, manufacturer and retailer of educational products for childcare programs, preschools, elementary schools and museums. The catalog now offers fourteen categories of products ranging from arts and crafts materials, school supplies and educational toys to furniture. The company’s mission is to help further children’s education and to provide educators and parents with high quality products, services, and resources.   As an ACM Affinity Partner, Discount School Supply regularly offers ACM members a 15 percent discount. This members-only discount applies to all items in the Discount School Supply catalog, including the company’s proprietary line of versatile art materials, Colorations, and its popular Liquid Watercolor and Biocolor paint products. Certain items may not be eligible for discount.
    • • Members should contact ACM for the source code to use to receive the discount when ordering.
    • • $79 minimum product order required after discount; does not include tax or shipping.
    • • Shipping is free on stock merchandise orders that are more than $79 going to one location within the 48 contiguous United States.
  • • Items that have a truck symbol in the description cannot be used to reach the $79 level and do not qualify for free shipping.
To request a catalog or place an order, contact the customer service department by phone at 800.627.2829 or by fax at 800.879.3753. To order online, visit Questions?  Contact ACM.

Imagination Playground

ACM members will receive a 10 percent discount on all Imagination Playground products. ACM members will also receive a free custom Block Booster Pack with each purchase, as well as a free Block Wash kit for orders over $2,500.   Imagination Playground is a breakthrough playspace designed to encourage child-directed unstructured free play. Unlike traditional hardscape playgrounds, Imagination Playground is low cost, requires no installation, and can be used indoors or outside on a variety of surfaces.  With a focus on loose parts, Imagination Playground allows children to reconfigure their environment and design their own course of play, building skills in creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.   Imagination Playground’s iconic blue play systems are a familiar sight in many children’s museums, appreciated by staff and children alike for their thoughtful design that encourages creative problem solving. A 2012 study found that playing with blocks, like Imagination Playground’s, can help foster young children’s engineering and motor skills.   Through this partnership with Imagination Playground, ACM members will receive a 10 percent discount on all Imagination Playground products. ACM members will also receive a free custom Block Booster Pack with each purchase, as well as a free Block Wash kit for orders over $2,500. Questions? Contact ACM.

Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I.

ACM members receive a 5% discount when they insure with Church Mutual.   Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. (a stock insurer), offers quality insurance protection and specialized resources to help reduce your organization’s risks. No other company specializing in the protection of organizations that serve and inspire others offers our expertise, financial strength and record of outstanding customer service.   For nonprofits, day cares and many other human services organizations, Church Mutual® offers the specialized protections you need to keep serving those who need you. Plus discounted pricing on background checks through Trusted Employees; as well as sexual abuse prevention resources training and more through Abuse Prevention Systems®; Armed intruder preparedness resources, including the PULL FOR POLICE™ Armed Intruder Emergency Service, active shooter training through ALICE, a solution of Navigate 360; planning checklists, tabletop drills and more.   Visit for more information.   Questions? Contact ACM.