Local paper company donates 40,000 new books to Classroom Central

Local paper company donates 40,000 new books to Classroom Central

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A local paper company donated thousands of brand-new books to Classroom Central in west Charlotte.

Fort Mill-based Domtar is one of the nation's largest paper companies. The company donated 40,000 books as part of a national nonprofit program called First Book, which provides books to children in need.

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Teachers can take up to 200 books and give them to their students.

Channel 9 was there Tuesday as dozens of volunteers sorted through the books. It took a tractor-trailer to get the books into Classroom Central.

The value of all the books, if teachers were to go out and buy them, is somewhere around $300,000.

They aren't directly available to the public, but teachers can register through the First Book program to participate.

Learn more here.

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