Modeled after similar programs in Charlotte, NC and Dayton, OH Teacher's Supply Closet recently opened their doors with the mission of providing free school supplies to teachers of low income students in Charleston County. Teachers in South Carolina receive a stipend of $200 per year to buy supplies for their classroom resulting in them spending an average of $1000 of their own money to buy additional supplies. Teachers Supply Closet provides free supplies to teachers that work in schools where at least 95% of students are on a free or reduced meal plan. Their goal is to provide supplies in schools at 70% or higher.
To learn more, visit their website at www.teacherssupplycloset.org.