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Classroom Central

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Year Founded:
2002
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Karen Calder
Main Address:
2116 Wilkinson Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28208

What We Do

Classroom Central fosters equity in education by providing teachers and students with the free resources they need to succeed.

Each day of the school year, buses rumble through our community carrying children to schools where more than half of the student populations qualify for free or reduced lunch. When families are struggling 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 to bear the burden of providing for students on top of already stretched salaries. Not having the proper supplies not only impacts a child's academic abilities, it 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 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. Classroom Central is able to turn each dollar donated into $9 worth of school supplies distributed into our community. We thank you for your support.

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

Interesting Info

Classroom Central has grown from serving 36 area schools in 2002, to over 200 today.
We have distributed over $74 million in free school supplies to area students in North and South Carolina

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer In Person
Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until Sat Dec 31 2022.
Thursday, June 30th, 2022
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Create Flashcards
Repeats every day until Sat Dec 31 2022.
Thursday, June 30th, 2022
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Build Kits for a Cause
Repeats every day until Sat Dec 31 2022.
Thursday, June 30th, 2022
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Create Bookmarks
Repeats every day until Sat Dec 31 2022.
Thursday, June 30th, 2022
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Write Notes of Encouragement for Teachers and Students
Repeats every day until Sat Dec 31 2022.
Thursday, June 30th, 2022
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Knit Hats and Scarves
Repeats every day until Sat Dec 31 2022.
Thursday, June 30th, 2022
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Upcoming Events

July 14 Show & Tell July 14, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm Read more »

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