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Schools Tools offers free school supplies to students
Children living in poverty have many obstacles to overcome; but not having school supplies should not be one of them.
Schools Tools, a partnership between Classroom Central, Communities In Schools and WSOC-TV, collects new school supplies for students who can not afford them in the Charlotte region.
Among the most-needed schools supplies are folders, pencils, glue sticks, pens, ruled paper, color pencils, markers, backpacks, highlighters and erasers.
During the 2009-10 academic year, Classroom Central distributed more than $4.48 milllion in FREE school supplies to more than 90,000 students in the Charlotte region.
Union Countyâ€™s pick-up point for these school supplies is at the Central Services building at 400 N. Church St. The School Tools â€œstoreâ€ will continue to be open until all the (free) school supplies are distributed.
For more information, call Carolyn White at (704) 296-0840.
Written by: Deb Coates Bledsoe, UCPS Communications Coordinator
Posted: Sep 17, 2010 by Deb Coates Bledsoe