Teachers get their pick of free supplies

Teachers get their pick of free supplies

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - On Monday, July 30, a  free store connecting needy students with the necessary school supplies is open for back to school shopping.

Crayons to Computers, a non-profit organization that operates a free store for greater Cincinnati area teachers, will open its doors for the 16th time to distribute new school supplies to students and classrooms.

Educators in school programs where at least 60-percent of students qualify for USDA's National School Lunch program are eligible to shop for new pencils, notebooks, and rulers.

Teachers whose programs do not qualify can volunteer for three hours to earn a certificate for one shopping trip, which equals around $670 in supplies.

During the 2011-2012 school year, Crayons to Computers distributed $11.9 million worth of free supplies to more than 500 schools and 10,000 area students.

You can find out more one their website - http://www.crayons2computers.org/

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