Help Make the School Year Successful for Students and Teachers in Need
School can be very expensive. Whether it's due to rising college tuition or just a long list of school supplies, costs add up quickly. Fortunately, local school supply drives are helping make it easier for teachers and students in need.
Many teachers have pay for classroom supplies out of their own pockets to make sure their students have what they need to learn in the classroom. Project Teacher looks to change that by providing supplies for area classrooms. Teachers at eligible schools can register to take two shopping trips (one each semester) and may also participate in other special events and distribution days at the Free Store for Teachers. If you are a teacher in South Central Kansas who would like to learn more about this free resource, go to ProjectTeacher.Org
Since the fall of 2014, Project Teacher has given out over 5 million dollars in classroom supplies nearly 3,000 teachers at 134 schools in South Central Kansas. It is the only free teacher resource center in the state of Kansas. While it is typically open September through May, donations are accepted year round. More information about how you can donate to Project Teacher can be found here.
The KAKE School Supply Landslide
Since 1996, the School Supply Landslide has given out more than 150,000 school supply kits to children in need. Supplies and monetary donations can be dropped off at the KAKE-TV Studios at 1500 N West Street. The drive will conclude on August 4 at the Back to School Bash at the Sedgwick County Zoo where anyone who brings a donation of school supplies will enjoy $3 admission to the zoo.
All donations benefit Project Teacher and Salvation Army school supply distribution to deserving students. To find out if your child is eligible to receive supplies, call 263-2769.
Fill the Bus
On Friday, August 10, the Chick-fil-A will be collecting school supplies at both Wichita locations and in their Derby Marketplace location. Drop off new school supplies from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and receive a coupon for a free sandwich. All items collected will go to local school districts.