GREENSBORO, N.C. — When teachers move into their classrooms it's on them to have their room fully stocked with the supplies their students need throughout the school year.
The average educator spends up to $1,000 dollars of their own money on supplies a year.
To help offset this cost for educators the Guilford Education Alliance has created the Teacher Supply Warehouse.
It’s a place GCS teachers can stop by to stock up on school supplies at no cost.
The only way the shelves are filled is through community and business donations.
Just two months into the school year and already some shelves at the warehouse are empty.
To help them restock Oden Brewing Company is hosting a fundraising bike ride called Pedaling for Pencils, Saturday.
The brewery's head brewer has children In the Guilford County school system and started the ride as a way to support students, teachers and schools.
The second annual ride takes place Oct. 16 at Oden beginning at 8 a.m.
Routes for the 38-mile ride can be found here.
For non-cyclists who want to support, stationary bikes will be outside of the Brewery for folks to ride a mile for five dollars.
All money raised goes to the Teacher Supply Warehouse.
Oden Brewing company matches every registration and donation made to support the warehouse up to $2,500.
Guilford Education Alliance encourages community members and businesses to host supply drives of their own to support educators.
Donations can also be made by calling Guilford Education Alliance at (336) 841-4332.