Greensboro, N.C. -- We know most teachers in the Triad are on summer break, but there's already an effort to help educators cover the cost of the school supplies they need before they head back to class.
Katina Amadi with the local group, An Attitude of Gratitude and Dr. Steve Coleman who is with the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering talked about the July 11, 2014 fundraising event on the Good Morning Show.
The goal, Amadi explained, is to collect enough materials to benefit more than 600 teachers.
"We all know that teachers have to dig in their pockets to make sure their students have supplies," said Amadi. "We're trying to ease that expense for them," she added.
On Friday, July 11, 2014 the community is encouraged to bring donations to help support local teachers. The organization will be collecting donations at the JSNN Technology Festival.
"It is the best science and technology festival in the Triad," explained Dr. Coleman. "Students will explore science and have fun with some of the neat technologies. We'll focus on Nanoscience, Robotics and Aeronautics."
Explore science at the technology festival, but don't forget to bring a donation to support local teachers.
A short wish list of items includes folders, notebooks, pencils, pens, highlighters, crayons, glue sticks, scissors, tissue packs and boxes, hand-sanitizer, colored pencils, notebook filler (wide), erasers, snacks, composition books, card stock, plastic bins, Velcro tape, Magnet Tape, Craft Popsicle sticks, copy paper, color paper, Kleenex, markers, treasure box items, thumb tacks and chair glides.
For more information about the donation-drive for Triad teachers, contact Katina Amadi by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot make the event on July 11th, you can also bring school supplies to 1107 Perry Street or call 336-854-6206.
You can also click here for more information on the Free Science and Technology Festival which takes place Friday, July 11, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. The JSNN is located at 2907 East Lee Street in Greensboro, N.C.
Teachers should also save this date. On Saturday, August 16, 2014 An Attitude of Gratitude will hold its teacher appreciation event where it will give away classroom materials to all teachers in attendance.
The group's 6th annual picnic will also be held at the JSNN on Lee Street in Greensboro from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.