GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The final numbers have been calculated from the WFMY News 2's Tools For School battle of the sexes.
According to volunteers with the Teacher Supply Warehouse, 7,549 school supply items were collected during the 2-day challenge.
The competition between WFMY News 2's men and women was to see which group could get the most donations. In the end, the men came out on top. They gathered 25 Tools For School bins and the ladies collected 13 bins filled with school supplies. Teachers WFMY News 2 spoke with say, the kids will really win.
On Friday, the school supplies were sorted and counted by volunteers at the Teacher Supply Warehouse in Greensboro. Then, teachers will be allowed to come in to pick out supplies and take items back for their students who need it most. The Teacher Supply Warehouse is a partnership between Guilford Education Alliance, Guilford County Schools and the Welfare Reform Liaison Project.
There is still an opportunity to help out with WFMY News 2's Tools For School. Now through August 31, drop off school supplies in the "Tools for School" bins while shopping at participating Walmart stores. Also, this year Schiffman's Jewelers has collection bins in its Greensboro and Winston-Salem stores. Look for additional collection sites here.
This year we invite your business, church or civic organization to hold a "Tools for School" collection drive. It's easy to organize a school supply collection drive.
If your business is located in another city or county and you want to support that local system, you can do that too. Here is a list of Triad school systems.
Thank you for your generosity. Remember, the Teacher Supply Warehouse collects school supply donations year-round.