Teachers are committed to their students and will often use their own money to buy school supplies and other support for students with what they have. This program was designed in the wake of teachers’ marches for increased pay across the United States in order to fill this inevitable gap between what the students need and what schools and parents can provide. Specifically in North Carolina, school systems fail to provide adequate school supplies for Title I school classrooms, and display a lack of resources in school in general.
In May of 2018, Hope for All- HFA of Charlotte board members decided to respond to this need and launched an initiative called Year-round School Supply Drive to support teachers and students in classrooms of Title I schools in Charlotte, NC. This pilot program will provide much needed school supplies, shoes, hygiene products, healthy snacks and gently used uniforms to local schools with high percentages of children from low income families. Our program will run year-round regardless of the school year calendar.
Donations are much appreciated and can be collected. They can include items that will support female and males students and teachers. Suggested items include: School Supplies: books, binders, backpacks, pens and pencils, folders, etc. Uniforms: new and gently used uniforms for all sizes. Shoes: new and gently used shoes for all sizes Hygiene Products: Deodorant, feminine pads, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. Healthy Snacks: energy bars, etc.