WSOC-TV's 9 School Tools campaign is a part of the Channel 9 Family Focus brand and was introduced in 1997. Covering over 22 counties, this is the largest school supply drive in the Carolinas and has served over 3 million children to date. In partnership with Communities in Schools Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Classroom Central, WSOC-TV collects school supplies for two weeks during the month of August, which are then distributed to students in grades K – 12. These items play a big role in preparing students to be successful in the upcoming school year.
Where can I bring my donation?
Channel 9 asks viewers to drop off school supplies to any Showmars, Ashley Furniture HomeStore, Hendrick Honda or Piedmont Natural Gas location beginning August 3rd through the 14th. Click here for a map of locations. Any school supplies raised in local fundraisers stay in the collecting county.
WATCH: How does my donation help?
There will be a kick off event at Ballantyne Corporate Park on Aug. 3 at noon. Collection day at WSOC-TV is Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The address for WSOC-TV is 1901 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28206.
What are the most commonly needed school supplies?
• Colored pencils
• Composition books
• Single subject notebooks
• Loose-leaf paper
• 1 pocket folders
• Glue sticks
Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc. is the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization. Last year 99 percent of students enrolled in their programs stayed in school and 94 percent were promoted to the next grade level.
Classroom Central serves 100,000 students in over 200 schools in 6 school districts. Over 50% of our region’s students are living in poverty.
How can I connect on social media?
Use #9SchoolTools on Twitter to search for the campaign in your area.
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