Pack and prepare school supply orders for teachers. Based on need, there may be other assorted tasks. Safety protocols will be followed to include but not limited to wearing gloves, a mask and social distancing. (Minimum age: 16) When: Starting August 4, every Monday - Thursday, 9am-12pm To register for this event please go here: https://classroomcentral.volunteerhub.com/ If you have any questions, please contact Risa G. Brandon, Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 704-377-1740, ext. 421.
Classroom Central equips students in need to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies to their teachers.
Picture a child at school trying to write without a pencil, read without books or dream without the tools to put her ideas on paper. This is the reality for far too many students in our community. For thousands, basic learning tools are a luxury. In fact, more than half of the students in our region come from families that can’t afford lunch, let alone school supplies.
Moved by this need, and the fact that many teachers spend $500 - $1,000 annually out of their own pocket on their students, Classroom Central was founded in 2002 with support from the Charlotte Chamber and the Carolina Panthers.
Classroom Central started its journey by serving students and teachers in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Over the past 17 years, it has expanded into six school districts, serving some 127,000 students in nearly 200 schools in CMS, Gaston County, Iredell-Statesville, Union County, City of Kannapolis and Lancaster County, South Carolina. Teachers and other school personnel are eligible to receive free supplies if 50% or more of their students receive free or reduced-price lunch.