Too often students and teachers are forced to put the brakes on learning because they lack the tools to succeed.
From new technology to something as basic as pencils, there are schools all across our area that lack supplies to provide our children with a quality education.
NBC10 and Telemundo62 is giving students and teachers the supplies they need to flourish in the classroom. Through July 29, you can donate money or supplies to support a specific teacher's project through our program.
Here's how you can get involved:
CHOOSE A SCHOOL PROJECT TO SUPPORT
Make a tangible impact in a local classroom. We've teamed up with the popular fundraising website DonorsChoose.org to connect you with local teachers who are trying to raise cash for specific projects.
Examples of projects include the quest for flexible seating for students to get away from the desk, art supplies to allow their creative minds to flourish and 3D pens to illustrate STEM concepts.
Visit our special Donor's Choose Supporting Our Schools website here to pick a program to support.
TEXT TO GIVE
You can start supporting a school by simply sending a text message. Text "BACKPACK" to 40403 to raise money for the United Way's Backpack-a-Thon event.
Each year, United Way and Cradles to Crayons volunteers collect and stuff thousands of backpacks with school supplies for children across our region to begin school ready to learn. This year, we will stuff and distribute 30,000 backpacks to area children in need to help them start school ready to learn.
DROP OFF SUPPLIES IN PERSON
Want to pick up a few extra school supplies while shopping for your own kids? You can drop them off at two special events on July 29.
Join NBC10 and Telemundo62 at National Wholesale Liquidators at 900 Orthodox Street in Northeast Philadelphia from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. You'll be able to meet Telemundo62 reporter Christian Cazares, sign up for giveaways and more. The items donated will benefit Philly students.
NBC10 and Telemundo62 will also be collecting supplies from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. All the supplies collected that day will be donated to the Atlantic City School District.
Are you a public school teacher who would like to post a project on DonorsChoose.org? Visit this website to start the process.
Thank you for helping NBC10 and Telemundo62 make an impact in our community!