Classroom Central

Year Founded
2002
EIN
03-0455618
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Karen Calder
Primary Contact Name
Darden Blow
Main Address

CLASSROOM CENTRAL
2116 WILKINSON BOULEVARD
CHARLOTTE, NC 28208
United States

CLASSROOM CENTRAL
2116 WILKINSON BOULEVARD
CHARLOTTE, NC 28208
United States

What We Do

Classroom Central's Mission is to foster equity in education by providing teachers and students with the free resources they need to succeed.

Buses rumble through our community each day of the school year, carrying children to schools where more than 54% of the student population qualifies for free or reduced lunch. As inflation rises, this number continues to grow. When families struggle to pay rent and buy groceries, the overwhelming cost of sending a child to school prepared and ready to learn becomes cost-prohibitive. Unfortunately, this means that most of these students arrive at school without the supplies they need to draw, create, or even write – a reality that leaves many teachers burdened to provide for students on top of already stretched salaries.

Not having the proper supplies not only impacts a child's academic abilities but also affects their social and emotional well-being, negatively impacting both self-confidence and self-esteem, which are fundamental to their ability to learn. How You Can Help: Financial Donation Requests: We receive no funding from the government, school districts, or United Way. Classroom Central is 100% supported by businesses, foundations, and individuals who believe, as we do, that a good education is one of the most reliable ways to help them reach their full potential. 

Specific Volunteer Requests: We invite you to help us ensure every student has access to the supplies needed to learn. Choose from our volunteer opportunities.

Interesting Info
  • Classroom Central has distributed over $95 million in free school supplies to area students in North and South Carolina
  • With only 11 full-time staff members, Classroom Central relies heavily on our volunteers! Last year, more than 3,600 volunteers invested their time in us!
  • We turn $1 donated into $9 in distributed school supplies thanks to our community and national partnerships!
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer In Person
Repeats weekly at 9:00am for 260 times
Flexible Timing

Create Flashcards
Repeats daily
Anytime

Build Kits for a Cause
Repeats daily
Anytime

Events

Show & Tell Open House Tours
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Duration of 1 hour
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