When you support Classroom Central with your time or resources, you can feel good about the impact you are making in the community. While we are proud to provide free resources for students and teachers in nearly 200 schools across six school districts, it is the hundreds of stories we receive each year from teachers about individual students that bring us the most satisfaction.

Your impact goes far beyond a child having a pencil. Teachers report that the supplies they receive from Classroom Central have a positive impact on student preparation, student-teacher relationships and student confidence. And 100% of teachers will tell you that you are improving their lives by reducing their out-of-pocket expenses.

Classroom Central is able to turn each dollar donated into $9 worth of school supplies distributed into our community! That’s quite a return on your investment.


2018-2019 Impact

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In our April-May 2019 Teacher Survey, the percentage of teachers reported materials from Classroom Central….


reduced personal out-of-pocket spending


had a positive impact on student preparation


had a positive impact on student-teacher relationships


had a positive impact on student confidence

What Teachers Say About Us

“I often have students who are new to our school and have left their book bags and supplies behind for reasons beyond their control. I love that I am able to hand them everything they need in a new book bag. This makes the transition to a new school much easier for them and I’m able to establish a positive student-teacher relationship right away.”

Andrea McCray, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

“At the beginning of the school year, one of my students did not know how to let me know that he needed some supplies. I think he felt embarrassed about it. When I found out, I let him know that I was able to get free supplies from Classroom Central for all students who need them. Now, he is a much more confident student.”

Ms. Davidson, Iredell-Statesville Schools

“I have a student who is without a home and lacks for all supplies. She knows that if she needs anything for school she can come to me in private and get what she needs. It takes away the shame of not having, and she is much more confident.”

Ms. Beasley, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

“On the first day of school, my students were so happy to receive the composition books, pencils, paper and other materials on that I got at Classroom Central. We wasted no time starting our lessons, because they had the supplies they needed and they were ready to learn.”

Ms. Knight, Gaston County Schools

“One of my 6th grade students had a book bag that was being held together with tape and staples and I was able to pull him to the side and hand him a new one that I got from Classroom Central. He took it home and decorated it that night and showed it to me the next day. He was so excited and proud of it. His confidence with his peers and his classwork went up dramatically.”

Ms. Lindsay, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

“I had a student recently join my class. All she came to class with was an empty book bag. When other students began to take out their materials, she was ashamed because she didn’t have anything. I grabbed a zipper pouch filled with crayons, pencils, glue and scissors from Classroom Central and no one thought anything of it. The little girl looked as though she had won the lottery. The materials I receive from Classroom Central have been a life saver on more than one occasion.”

Ms. Bass, Lancaster County (SC) Schools

“I have a student who needed just about everything.  He didn’t have pens, paper, notebooks or any of the basic supplies.  Because of Classroom Central, I was able to give this student what he needed to start the school year successfully. It allowed him to feel better about school and about himself and he was able to keep his work organized.”

Mr. Jackson, Kannapolis City Schools