Tomorrow is 9 School Tools collection day

9 School Tools Special Collection Day is a day full of fun and giving. During then, community members are invited to come out to the WSOC-TV Studios and donate school supplies — all in an effort to help local students prepare for the upcoming school year.

On Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., join us at WSOC-TV, 235 W. 23rd St., Charlotte, NC 28206, and donate school supplies.

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 4 million children to date. In partnership with Classroom Central and Communities in Schools Charlotte-Mecklenburg, WSOC-TV collects school supplies, 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.

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

All materials distributed are used to create inviting learning environments and to support the academic and personal growth of students whose families lack the resources needed to purchase school supplies.

9 School Tools is the largest school supply drive in the Carolinas and will run from now through Aug. 31.

Through the end of the month, you can also donate the school supplies at any Arby’s, Ashley HomeStore, E.R. Plumbing Services and Charlotte Fire Department station.

CLICK HERE TO FIND A DONATION LOCATION NEAR YOU.

Financial donations can also be made to the 9 School Tools program that supports Classroom Central.

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A FINANCIAL DONATION TO CLASSROOM CENTRAL AND 9 SCHOOL TOOLS.

Learn more about 9 School Tools at www.9SchoolTools.com.

If you have an inspiring story to share, email Kevin Campbell, public affairs manager at WSOC-TV/WAXN-TV/Telemundo Charlotte, at Kevin.Campbell@wsoctv.com.