Channel 9 and the Carolina Panthers are teaming up to collect school supplies for the thousands of students in need in Mecklenburg County.
The most commonly needed school supplies are:
• Pencils • Glue Sticks • Color Pencils • Pocket Folders • Thumb Drives • Composition Books • Binders • Earbuds • Backpacks
WSOC-TV's 9 School Tools campaign is a part of the Channel 9 Family Focus brand and was introduced in 1997. Covering more than 22 counties, this is the largest school supply drive in the Carolinas and has served more than 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 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. Supplies collected at the game on Aug. 16 will benefit students in Mecklenburg County.
WSOC-TV is the official television partner of the Carolina Panthers. The Carolina Panthers will collaborate with WSOC-TV on its community projects throughout the year, including Steve’s Coats for Kids, 9 Food Drive and 9 Books for Kids. The Panthers will also take part in WSOC-TV’s Big 22, a season-long contest to name the area’s high school football player of the year.
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