Group giving free supplies to students where most are poor

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The Teachers’ Supply Closet in West Ashley is a two-year old non-profit organization that provides free school supplies for local teachers to utilize in their classrooms.

The organization only donates to teachers from schools with a 95% student poverty rate, which is roughly 10 schools in the Charleston area at this time. ">Here’s a bit about the program's objective from The Post and Courier:

The nonprofit's long-term goal is to serve all Lowcountry schools with more than 70 percent of students in poverty, but it's taking time to build capacity to do that…only a small percentage of the teachers at each eligible school take advantage of the store, and no teacher takes more than he or she needs.

Recently they have recruited local businesses to contribute their efforts to this necessary service, like the Riverdogs. The first 100 people to bring school supplies to a Riverdogs home game will receive an admission ticket for $1 for the rest of the season.

With all of this community support Teachers’ Supply Closet will hopefully reach their goal before too long. ">For the story, head over to The Post and Courier. They also have a list of the top-five items needed by the group.

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