Sunday, August 10, 2014
Did you know that it costs about $17-$30 to purchase the supplies for one Berkeley County elementary school student, $27-$51 for one middle school student, and $500 per teacher per classroom?
Berkeley County School District has made changes to its annual Stuff the Bus supplies drive and has also unveiled the option for year-round giving dedicated toward supply donations for students.
The first day of school is Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Unlike previous years, this year will not have Rally Day collection events at area Wal-Marts. Schools and area businesses are still collecting supplies for students in need, and partners looking to help with the effort can contact McIntosh@bcsdschools.net or 843-899-8732.
Businesses and schools began collecting supplies Aug. 6. Visit BCSDSchools.net for more information.
The homepages of the district and its schools will now feature a “Support Our District” button that directs potential donors to nonprofit charity South Carolina Future Minds, which connects private donors to public schools. From now until Sept. 3, contributions will be used to purchase supplies for Berkeley County students in need.
The Gazette is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not The Gazette.