CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A few weeks into second semester and many students and classrooms are in desperate need of school supplies.

Local teachers in high-needs schools may visit Classroom Central once a month to receive free school supplies to help their students. However, current inventory levels are incredibly low and Classroom Central is in need of school supply donations. Items that can be depleted such as notebooks, loose erasers, markers, and crayons are particularly in short stock.

Currently, Classroom Central is running low on the following items:
• Composition books (inventory will last just a few weeks into March)
• Markers and Crayons (have been placed on severe limits)
Classroom Central is completely out of:
• Standard erasers

99% of educators Classroom Central serves report that second semester is just as important as the back to school timeframe in terms of student preparation. Without the necessary supplies, students may not be able to complete assignments which could lead to lower grades and test scores.

Classroom Central is asking the community to consider donating these items or hosting a second semester supply drive to benefit local students in need. Classroom Central’s donation hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m..

Classroom Central equips students living in poverty to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies. Since its inception in 2002, Classroom Central has distributed over $50 million in school supplies. Classroom Central currently supports over 100,000 students in 192 schools in six districts: Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Gaston, Union, City of Kannapolis, Iredell-Statesville, and Lancaster. For more information, visit

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