Monday, August 1, 2011

Campus collecting supplies for school kids; please help

Join Us for the School Tools Campaign
August 15th-19th

UNC Charlotte is joining Classroom Central, Communities in Schools, and WSOC-TV Channel 9 for the 15th annual School Tools Campaign. Last year, UNC Charlotte collected 3,966 items for children in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.

UNC Charlotte is supporting School Tools by collecting school supplies at 12 collection sites across campus. We will be collecting the following items:

1, 3, and 5 subject notebooks
Boxes of crayons

Donations will be accepted from August 15th through August 19th at the following locations:

Atkins Library
Auxiliary Services Building
Cato Building
College of Education
Foundation Building
Fretwell Building
Friday Building
Facilities Management
Grigg Hall
Reese Building
Student Activities Center
Student Union

Thank you for staking your claim!

*Remember tax free weekend in North Carolina is August 5th through August 7th. This would be a great time to purchase your School Tools!

Please feel free to contact your area staff representative or contact Katie Suggs at (704) 687-7788 or with any questions.

About School Tools:
School Tools is a drive to collect and distribute school supplies to children who need them. All supplies collected will be distributed through Classroom Central, a place where teachers can pick up supplies for their students for FREE. In 2010, School Tools collected over 472,744 items.

About Classroom Central:
Classroom Central, a nonprofit organization, equips students to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies. Classroom Central exists so that every child, regardless of their economic status, will have the essential tools like pencils, paper, scissors, markers and other basic materials they need to learn. Classroom Central serves high-poverty schools in six school districts: Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Gaston County, Kannapolis City, Iredell-Statesville, Union County, and Rock-Hill. To learn more about Classroom Central, please visit

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