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Teachers get school supplies at pickup event

Teachers get school supplies from Classroom Central at pickup event

Teachers in Gaston County Schools are getting additional school supplies for students thanks to the school district’s on-going partnership with Classroom Central.

On March 17, Carr Elementary School in Dallas hosted a curbside pickup event for teachers, who were able to register to receive a box of school supplies.  Classroom Central delivered 150 boxes, which included pencils, pens, copy paper, crayons, color pencils, folders, notebooks, and more.  The donated items were valued at approximately $24,318.

Due to COVID-19, Classroom Central changed the way it provides resources to schools.  The organization started a program that allows eligible teachers to order essential school supplies online and receive them safely via contactless pickup.

During the pickup event at Carr Elementary, teachers drove up to the school, checked in, and a staff member put the box of supplies in their vehicle.

For fourth grade teacher Takasha Morrow, the supplies came at the right time now that students in grades K-5 are back at school for in-person instruction four days a week.

“It’s a blessing to share the supplies with students who need crayons and pencils not only at school, but also at home,” said Morrow, who teaches at Carr Elementary.

During the 2020-2021 academic school year, Classroom Central has distributed $2.7 million worth of school supplies in the Charlotte region and hosted more than 3,200 school supplies pickup events like the one at Carr Elementary.  For more information about Classroom Central, please visit