Teachers Are Spending Their Own Money for NC School Supplies. Here’s How You Can Help.

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Local school systems are struggling for school supplies. Here's how to help out. (Shutterstock)

By Leah Sherrell

August 9, 2023

Gov. Cooper’s annual supply drive ends on Aug. 18 and is the perfect way to show love to North Carolina’s teachers.

There’s one week left to donate classroom supplies to the Governor’s School Supply Drive! The annual drive for NC school supplies ends on Aug. 18 and is the perfect way to show love to North Carolina’s teachers. 

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Our teachers are the backbone of our communities and spend more than $500 out of their own pockets every year to provide school supplies for their students. School supply drives help alleviate costs for teachers and North Carolina’s students in need. 

There are donation bins at all branches of the State Employee Credit Union (SECU), and there is at least one location per county. 

Here are the NC school supplies educators are requesting: 

  • Paper – all types, including copy paper
  • Pens and pencils
  • Crayons and markers
  • Dry erase markers
  • USB flash drives
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Tissues

After the drive ends, Gov. Roy Cooper’s cabinet, SECU, Communities in Schools of North Carolina, and VolunteerNC will give out the donations to public school classrooms around the state. 


  • Leah Sherrell

    Leah Sherrell is a multimedia reporter for Cardinal & Pine. A graduate of UNC-Wilmington, she's a resident of Kernersville with a background in video production and communication. Leah uses many forms of media to explore the multifaceted lifestyles and cultures present in North Carolina.

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