The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Our Mission is to serve children in the tri-county area in metting their educational and creative needs by providing free supplies donated by businesses and individuals.
Teachers’ Supply Closet (TSC) provided 25,725 children from low-income families with free school supplies in 2015. This helps students succeed in school and eliminates the need for teachers to pay for the products. School supplies include Composition Notebooks (regular and primary rule), Copy Paper, Crayons (24 pack), Folders, Glue Sticks, Washable Markers, Hygiene Products (Tissues and Hand Sanitizer), No. 2 Pencils, Pink Erasers, and Scissors. Donations come from local product drives, and, because TSC is an affiliate of the national Kids In Need Foundation, other items arrive via transport truck. TSC pays for the shipping and uses volunteers to unload the trucks and display the supplies in its 2,850 square foot "store", in which teachers "shop" for free.