Supplies, Materials, And Resources for Teachers
S.M.A.R.T. is a grassroots movement dedicated to providing much needed school supplies to Burke County Schools. Our teachers spend an average of $1000 per year out of pocket for supplies for their classrooms. With the current unemployment rate at almost 15%, the number of parents unable to provide basic supplies for their children has increased, placing more burden on the teachers. These same teachers volunteered to take a 50% supplement in 2009 cut to help save jobs within the school system. Most school employees have faced salary cuts, thanks to reduced state and federal budgets.
In order to alleviate the burden on teachers and parents, we are accepting donations of new and gently used school and office supplies. We encourage all individuals and businesses to clean out their supply closets and give those items to S.M.A.R.T. There are teachers and students eager to put those supplies to good use! We also accept monetary donations, which will be used to purchase school supplies throughout the year. We encourage all teachers to post their needs and we will do all we can to help meet those needs. Monetary donations are tax deductible and can be mailed to:
c/o Susy Tilley
622 Old NC 18
Morganton, NC 28655
You can contact me at [email protected] any time.
By working together for the greater good of our children, we can make a difference.
After all, it?s the ?S.M.A.R.T.? thing to do!
*This group has not been organized by any religious and/or political group.