Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools received a $10,000 grant from Staples to support the system's teacher supply store last week.
Staples Foundation for Learning is shelling out the money to offer more supplies to the school district's teacher supply store, which runs in partnership with the East Chapel Hill Rotary Club. The store serves more than 400 staff members and 6,000 students in grades 7-12. Teachers are given vouchers for free classroom supplies at the store.
"We're able to provide all middle and high school classroom teachers and students, especially those from low-income families, with supplies and materials to support teaching and learning," said Kim Hoke, executive director of Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation, in a release.
This is not the first time the Staples Foundation has supported CHCCS. Since 2008, the group has provided $20,000 to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation, the school district's non-profit arm.
The teacher store first opened its doors January 2008.