Ladies in red donate thousands of dollars, school supplies to local kids in need

The Charlotte alumni chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority collected for 9 School Tools

Our 9 School Tools campaign received a big donation today to help local students get the tools they need for the school year.

The women of the Charlotte alumni chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority collected thousands of school supplies today. 

The ladies in red had a car parade and the members of the chapter drove up and dropped off their school supplies at the Park Church on Beatties Ford Rd.

Cars lined up for an hour to help on this day of good deeds.

They also collected more than $2,200 dollars which will be donated to Classroom Central.

Classroom Central’s free store is a retail operation where teachers and other school personnel from eligible schools shop for free supplies.

Even with remote learning, students will still need basic supplies such as pencils, paper and notebooks. Between this and the economic downturn, families are finding it even more difficult to access supplies for their kids to complete their school year and not fall behind.

Many of the more vulnerable and low-income families depend on Classroom Central for assistance.

Since 1997, in partnership with Classroom Central and Communities in Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, the WSOC-TV 9 School Tools program has collected school supplies, which are then distributed free to students in grades K-12.

Covering 22 counties, 9 School Tools is the largest school supply drive in the Carolinas.

You can still make a monetary donation at

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