Guilford Education Alliance Hosts School Supply Drive
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During the months of February and March, Guilford Education Alliance (GEA), in partnership with Leadership Greensboro, is hosting LOTS: Love Our Teachers & Schools, a school supply drive to help stock the shelves of the Teacher Supply Warehouse.
For a decade GEA’s Teacher Supply Warehouse has served thousands of teachers by providing free classroom supplies. In July, the warehouse moved to a new space at 311 Pomona Drive, Suite E in Greensboro and since then, it’s been visited more than 2000 times by teachers.
“Each year, teachers spend anywhere from $300 to $1000 of their own money throughout the year to furnish their classrooms with necessary supplies,” says GEA executive director, Winston McGregor. “The Teacher Supply Warehouse relies on donations from the community to help teachers off-set those costs.”
Guilford County school teachers can shop at the warehouse up to four times during the school year and all supplies are free. New and gently-used items are accepted. A list of high-demand supplies is available on GEA’s website at guilfordeducationalliance.org and includes pencils, marble notebooks, glue sticks, copy paper and hand sanitizer.
A variety of businesses across Guilford County are hosting LOTS supply drives. Other organizations are also invited to host their own drive; instructions for doing this can be found at the website listed above or can be obtained by calling Louise Courts, GEA’s director of development, at 336-841-8041. Cash donations for supply purchases are also welcome.
“Donating supplies to the warehouse is such an easy, practical and tangible way for anyone to help,” says Courts. “We are grateful for all of the community businesses and partners who regularly donate supplies.”
Individual donations can be dropped off at the United Way of Greater High Point’s location at 201 Church Ave., GEA’s office at 311 Pomona Drive, Suite E in Greensboro or Staples, located at 4214 Wendover Ave. in Greensboro.
Visit loveourteachers.com for a complete list of sponsors and a link for online cash donations.
SOURCE: Guilford Education Alliance