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The below is a guest post from Third Rock Events.
We recently hosted our annual philanthropy breakfast, Color A Brighter Future. The event is designed to engage the community in the work of our organization and we had a lot of magnificent talent help us to demonstrate our impact in our community.
A few weeks ago, Albemarle Road Elementary had a surprise they won’t soon forget. The entire school was bused to Grady Cole Center for a Dr. Seuss Reading Spectacular hosted by the Carolina Panthers. As the school’s auditorium only fit 300 students and the school population was 1400, the Carolina Panthers organized buses and the rental of the arena to fit the high-energy event. The importance of reading 20 and playing 60 (minutes per day) was emphasized through creative games and activities. Over a dozen students were selected to participate in special games and to interact directly with players Thomas Davis (58) and Graham Gano (9).
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.