WakeEd Partnership Community School Supply Drive Launch Event Monday, July 11th

WakeEd Partnership (WakeEd) is launching “Back to School with Tools4Schools” on July 11, a five-week community-wide school supply drive to stock the shelves at WakeEd’s free classroom supply store for teachers Tools4Schools.

As part of the drive several organizations are hosting drop boxes and conducting their own drives for new classroom supplies to go to Tools4Schools for Wake County teachers See list here: https://www.wakeed.org/wakeed-partnership-launching-community-school-supply-drive-in-july/ 

North Carolina teachers spend an average of $526 out of their own pockets for classroom supplies for their students. WakeEd opened Tools4Schools in January 2022 to help close that gap and ensure that all students have the supplies they need to focus on learning.

WakeEd is hosting an official kick-off event in Holly Springs that will include an announcement of a new Challenge Grant to raise funds for Tools4Schools.

Community School Supply Drive Official Kick-off Event

Monday, July 11, 2022

10:30 AM

Holly Springs Masonic Lodge

224 Raleigh St, Holly Springs, NC 27540.

WakeEd President Keith Poston and a representative from the Holly Springs Masonic Lodge, a Tools4Schools Partner, will offer brief remarks and be available for interviews.

As part of an eagle scout project, Boy Scout Troop #320, affiliated with the Holly Springs Masons, has built a wooden drop-box to collect supplies during the drive and for use year-round.  Supplies will be accepted beginning at this event, and the lodge will be a permanent collection site.

How else you can the community support Tools4Schools besides dropping off new school supplies?

Make a cash donation. All gifts are tax-deductible. Click here to donate using a debit or credit card. Checks can be mailed to WakeEd Partnership at 3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27609, with Tools4Schools on the memo line. 

Shop from our Amazon wishlist to buy items most-requested by our teachers and ship right to the shelves at Tools4Schools. Click here and select our Tools4Schools address at checkout.

For information about additional giving opportunities, including corporate sponsorships, contact our Fundraising Chief Lisa Mead at lmead@wakeed.org. 

WakeEd Partnership needs volunteers to help unpack and sort supplies, stock shelves, answer teacher questions, and more. If you or your family, club, or organization are interested in volunteering, click here to fill out our volunteer form online!

About WakeEd Partnership 
WakeEd Partnership is an independent, nonprofit organization composed of business and community leaders committed to improving public education. Since 1983, the Partnership has advocated for excellent educational opportunities for all students in the Wake County Public School System. For more information, please visit www.wakeed.org.

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