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2013 Backpack Index shows increase in the price of school supplies

Posted by: classroomcentral in Statistics & Fun Facts 5 years, 10 months ago

Huntington Bank, who tracks year-over-year cost of school supplies via their Annual Backpack Index, recently announced there will be an increase above average inflation for items needed in the coming school year.

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The School Tools Kick-off was WILD!

Posted by: classroomcentral in Behind the Scenes, Events & Supply Drives 5 years, 10 months ago

Yesterday was a wild day at the WSOC #SchoolTools kickoff at the Wells Fargo Atrium.

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Volunteer Love : July 2013

Posted by: classroomcentral in The Warehouse 5 years, 10 months ago

Keeping our Free Store stocked wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of our volunteers and corporate partners.

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Farewell, Tax Free Shopping Weekend

Posted by: classroomcentral in Every Bit Counts 5 years, 10 months ago

Sadly, we bid adieu to the North Carolina Tax Free Shopping Weekend.  The final tax free weekend will be this August 2-4, 2013.

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Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Posted by: classroomcentral in Behind the Scenes, Celebrations, Volunteers 5 years, 11 months ago

In the fiscal year 2012-2013, Classroom Central benefitted from 13,400 volunteer hours. Our volunteers include both groups (from corporations, clubs & organizations, schools & universities, to faith groups) as well as individuals.  Many of our individual volunteers commit to Classroom Central in such a way that it is equivalent to a part or full time job.   From former teachers to those just passionate about giving back to the community, we are fortunate to have all of them join us in achieving our mission to equip kids living in poverty with school supplies. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do every day.

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