STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Christmas came early for educators when a green machine parked at Statesville’s NB Mills Elementary with free supplies.
- Teachers were able to pick up free pre-packed supplies
- Teachers say many students struggle to pay for basic items
- Next stop is Walter Bickett Elementary School in Union County
Classroom Central’s ClassVroom Central is a mobile extension of the non-profit. After testing it out at some Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, staffers wanted to roll out to outlying districts.
"It's awesome because with the box [of pre-packed supplies] sometimes we get things we don’t need," said teacher Edna Mass. "With this, we get exactly what we need."
Teachers say they already take advantage of Classroom Central’s brick and mortar location, but to have this on wheels takes the mission to a whole other level. Educators in Iredell County say a majority of students they teach struggle to pay for basic items and they’re forever thankful for what ClassVroom is able to offer.
"Our students need materials to be successful in the classroom," said Candice Mayberry. "We have to make sure we give 110 percent so they can give 110 percent."
November 1 is the next ClassVroom event. This time it will be at Walter Bickett Elementary in Union County.