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November 27th is #GivingTuesdayCLT and Classroom Central is hoping that our community will rally to donate 27,000 pencils by that date! Did you know that we give away more than 40,000 pencils each month to teachers in nearly 200 schools across 6 districts? At that rate, we won't have enough to get through this school year, so we hope you can help. At just 10 cents per pencil, you can buy a lot of pencils for as little as $10, $25, or $50. Of course, you could also purchase all 27,000 if you felt inspired!
The answer to that question......everything! We have a lean staff, so we rely on volunteers to help us accomplish our mission. Below is a glimpse at what our great volunteers do for Classroom Central.
Classroom Central's Free Store is one of four programs we have for reaching students in poverty. It is the largest program and allows educators in high-needs schools to shop for free school supplies for their students who cannot afford them.
At Classroom Central, we have the most amazing volunteer support system. Since we just have a staff of eleven, we rely on our volunteers to help us achieve our mission. Our volunteer spotlights are a way of showcasing those individuals and groups.
Keeping our Free Store stocked would not be possible without the dedication of our volunteers and corporate partners. We wanted to share a few images of the volunteer groups that helped us in June 2014: