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The below is a guest post from Third Rock Events.
We were delighted to participate in the Community Foundation of Gaston County’s Run For The Money event on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Run For the Money is a fundraiser for a lot of great causes in Gaston County. Classroom Central serves Gaston County by providing free school supplies to county students living in poverty. In 2012-2013, we served 41 Gaston County schools and provided almost $700,000 in free school supplies!
A bit of Charlotte sports trivia for you: The Carolina Panthers provided seed money to found Classroom Central in 2002. We are grateful for their support of our organization, which has spanned for more than a decade. And they are still continuing to help our mission in a big way: this past Monday night, the Classroom Central team was honored to participate in Panther Talk. The Carolina Panthers offered free autographs and raffle prizes to fans who came to Bank of America Stadium with a donation for Classroom Central.
We are fortunate to have many groups of volunteers help Classroom Central. However, for some groups, we know there are challenges with coming to help in our warehouse during the weekdays. If your organization would like to help Classroom Central but you have a large group or just want to offer a great team building opportunity at your venue, we have a solution for you: The Pencil Pouch Project. It can be done by as few as 2 people to as many as 1,000!
Social Ape Marketing provided a fun twist to a typical school supply drive: a bar night at VGBG, which is located in the NC Music Factory complex. Social Ape Marketing offered to buy the first 20 people to bring supplies to the Classroom Central School Supply Social a beer. And, it worked: