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Classroom Central could not achieve our mission if it were not for the investment in our work by corporations, individuals and volunteers. One of these organizations that is critical to our efforts is Wells Fargo.
In all of our programs, there is one thing that is considered to be as good as gold in the classroom: copy paper. With many teachers receiving limited supply at the beginning of each semester (we have heard 2 packs is the norm), it simply isn’t enough. With state school supply budgets decreasing even further in 2013-2014, our region’s teachers in high needs schools rely on Classroom Central for essential items.
On our blog, we often talk about how critical our volunteers and community partners are in our work to supply students living in poverty with school supplies. Without their support, we would not be able to do what we do.
Our inventory tends to be low at this time of year. While many people think about school supplies for kids in need at the Back To School timeframe, it can become an afterthought for another critical time of year: Second Semester. With the start of a new term, these essential school supplies are just as critical.
We wanted to share some love for one of Classroom Central’s friends: Two Men & A Truck.Two Men & A Truck helps out Classroom Central in a big way. And we literally mean A BIG WAY! They serve our organization by hauling all of our big items. The signature event they assist with is our Backpacks & Basics campaign, in which we deliver supply kits and backpacks to the highest-need schools in our region. This year, we covered seven schools: Montclaire Elementary, Reid Park Academy, Walter G Byers Elementary, Sterling Elementary, Ashley Park, Sedgefield Elementary and Lingerfeldt Elementary. Every single child in the school gets a supply kit, so this means over 4000 were distributed.As Classroom Central does not have a large truck for moving items, we wouldn’t be able to do this without their help. Plus, for the Backpacks & Basics program, they send two of their finest movers to help for the entire day. They have been helping Classroom Central with this initiative for over five years! We were also appreciative of their support during our Clearing Out Office Supplies for Classroom Central event in Uptown Charlotte this summer. They helped transport all bins & set-up items in the morning, and the product in the evening.Plus, they did the same set-up and tear-down for Classroom Central Field Day for which they were our Gold Medal champions.We are appreciative of all they do for us throughout the year. Thanks Two Men & A Truck! Related media: Two Men & A Truck blog postClearing Out Office Supplies for Classroom Central Classroom Central Field Day