Wake County Public Schools are back in session on Mon., Aug. 29. To get ready for the upcoming school year, below are nine spots to donate school supplies for teachers in the Triangle.
Did you know that NC teachers spend an average of $526 of their own earnings on school supplies each year? WakeEd Partnership’s Tools4Schools program provides free school supplies to teachers in Wake County. Teachers can sign up for a time slot to browse the storefront at 1660 Piney Plains Rd., Cary. Help stock the program’s shelves by donating online or dropping off items like pencils, pocket folders + crayons to one of the nine locations below.
Each date listed is the last day to donate.
- WakeEd Partnership, 3101 Industrial Dr. | Tues., Aug. 16 | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Edwards Beightol Law Firm, 1033 Oberlin Rd. | Tues., Aug. 16 | 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
- Papa Murphy’s, multiple locations | Tues., Aug. 16 | Times vary
- TowneBank, 3535 Glenwood Ave. + 5000 Valleystone Dr., Cary | Tues., Aug. 16 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
- YMCA, 6903 Carpenter Fire Station Rd., Cary | Sat., Aug. 20 | Monday-Friday, 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. + Sunday, 1-6 p.m.
- Crosspointe Church, 6911 Carpenter Fire Station Rd., Cary | Sat., Aug. 20 | Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. + Sunday, 10-11:15 a.m.
Spots that are supporting the annual Governor’s School Supply Drive:
- NC SECU, multiple locations | Wed., Aug. 31 | Monday-Friday, times vary
Support the NC Courage + North Carolina FC while doing some good. You can donate school supplies at these soccer games:
- NC Courage vs. Chicago Red Stars, WakeMed Soccer Park, 101 Soccer Park Dr., Cary | Sat., Aug. 20 | 7 p.m. | $20+
- North Carolina FC vs. FC Tucson, WakeMed Soccer Park, 101 Soccer Park Dr., Cary | Sat., Aug. 27 | 7 p.m. | $15+
If you know a special Wake County teacher that deserves some love, shout them out here + they might be featured in our newsletter. ✏️