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$1 = 9 When Donating School Supplies for Children

$1=9, what a great message! While not mathematically correct, this message still holds value because Classroom Central in Charlotte, NC, can stretch a single dollar into nine dollars’ worth of school supplies thanks to their school-related community partners. These supplies are distributed across the community to help students in need achieve their dreams. Classroom Central is fostering equity in education by providing teachers and students with the free resources they need. So, your one-dollar bill can equal a dream when you donate to the 2023 9 School Tools Supply Drive. You can contribute by donating funds or purchasing school supplies through Crafted’s virtual supply drive.

156,000 students in over 200 schools

Did you know that 54% of children in our community live below the poverty level and can’t afford the basic school supplies they need to learn? That’s why Classroom Central is making sure all local students are equipped for success. Classroom Central serves over 156,000 students and teachers in over 200 schools across six regional school districts — adding 34 newly eligible schools this year. Since opening its doors in 2002, they’ve distributed over $85 million worth of free school supplies.

This year’s top 9 school supply needs include:

  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Colored Markers
  • Highlighters
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Composition Books
  • Filler Paper
  • Glue Sticks
  • Pocket Folders

Classroom Central has been a lifesaver. I had several students with no supplies at the start of the year…I could set them up with notebooks, folders and a pencil bag of everything they needed.

Ms. Norton

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Elementary Teacher

The Impact is Incalculable

Classroom Central’s impact extends beyond the classroom walls too. By investing in education and empowering students to learn and dream, they are contributing to the overall growth and development of the community. Well-educated individuals are more likely to secure stable jobs, break the poverty cycle and become steady contributors to society. But that’s just the big picture. Who knows what each individual can become and how they’ll choose to help?

Crafted +10

At Crafted, we’ve been volunteering with Classroom Central to provide free school supplies for ten years now, and we look forward to doing this for ten more. Matter of fact, one of the Crafted Founders, Eric Dudley, served on the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce board that founded Classroom Central and recognized the opportunity to make an impact in our community. That is why it’s a big part of who we are today — and because, as a marketing agency, we understand the importance of a helping hand and of dreaming.

Equipping students with the necessary school supplies for learning in the classroom matters!

Eric Dudley

Founder and Partner of Crafted

The Sum is Grand

Help kids learn and dream, and help our community grow brighter. Donate to the 2023 Classroom Central 9 School Tools Supply Drive via Crafted’s virtual supply drive. We couldn’t dream of doing this without you.

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