Classroom Up is our innovative new online ordering system that allows teachers to shop online for school supplies for their students in poverty. In January 2015, we will serve all 160 of the Charlotte Mecklenburg schools and plan for expansion to further geographical regions.
Teachers simply login and select the supplies they want.
We receive the orders and pack them in a warehouse space that is loaned to us by CMS. Monthly, in partnership with CMS, we deliver them to the schools.
The schools then distribute them to the teachers.
The program is funded through several generous donors including Carolina Pad, Domtar Paper Company and Norcom.
This system is the first of its kind in the country and allows us to reach more students in poverty than ever before. It exists in addition to our other programs: the Free Store, the Mobile Free Store, and Backpacks & Basics.