Classroom Central relies on community support for the success of programs that serve teachers and students in nearly 200 schools in our region. 100% of our funding comes from corporations, foundations and individual donors, as we do not receive any government, United Way, or school system funding. In addition to the thousands of hours that our volunteers contribute to Classroom Central, financial support is needed to underwrite the balance of our small program staff and other program-related costs. 

If you are interested in sponsoring a program, please email Beth Cupp or call  (704) 377-1740, ext. 419


Free Store
August – May (monthly sponsorship)

Classroom Central’s Free Store is the heart of our mission. Teachers from nearly 200 participating schools “shop” for free school supplies for their students in need. Since opening in 2002, we have distributed more than $60 million in free supplies. More than 1,200 teachers utilize the Free Store each month and the average value of the supplies they receive per visit is more than $400.


ClassVROOM Central
(yearly sponsorship)

In 2017, Classroom Central launched its new Mobile Free Store, ClassVROOM Central. This “free store on wheels” provides school supplies to teachers and students in all six districts we serve, allowing teachers to “shop” near where they work and hand-select items their students need to be successful.

In addition to providing supplies to thousands of students and teachers, ClassVROOM Central sponsors have the opportunity to engage their employees and additional community members through “Stuff the Truck” supply drive events. “Stuff the Truck” events generally take place in the summer in conjunction with our back-to-school collection drives. It’s a great way to increase your company’s visibility and reputation for doing good in the community!


Classroom UP

October – April (monthly sponsorship)

The Classroom Up program allows CMS teachers to order essential school supplies through an online portal. The free supplies are then delivered directly to their schools. Your Classroom Up sponsorship allows us to provide essential supplies to thousands of CMS students each year. As a Classroom Up sponsor, you also have the opportunity to include your logo on the packing slip that goes in each box and provide promotional items or coupons as well.


Show & Tell Luncheon and Facility Tours

Help us spread the word about Classroom Central’s mission by sponsoring a Show & Tell Lunchtime Tour. These monthly events bring in 10-15 guests for a comprehensive tour and in-depth look into Classroom Central’s programs.


Other Sponsorship Opportunities

Other sponsorship opportunities that put your company’s name in front of important stakeholders include: 

  • Volunteer Appreciation Month (April)
  • Teacher Appreciation Week (May)
  • Class Reunion Major Donor Reception
  • School Tools Kick-Off and Appreciation Events

For more information, email Beth Cupp or call her at (704) 377-1740 ext. 419