Put your money where your mouth is to support education
November 3rd, 2011
Team Up OKC, a two-week drive to donate school supplies to Oklahoma City Public Schools students and teachers, kicks off today. The idea for the project came from the CEO of Comtech Direct Mail Solutions. Michael Morrison saw a boy at his son’s school bringing his supplies in a pillowcase. Since then, Comtech has paired up with Panera Bread and other local organizations to consolidate their school supply drives.
Morrison also was encouraged to create the drive after learning that nine out of 10 students in the Oklahoma City district live at or below the poverty line.
All donated supplies will be taken to the Teachers Warehouse for distribution to various OKC schools. Since the Teachers Warehouse was created in 2008, it has distributed more than $700,000 in supplies. District teachers can place an online order once a month for items that students and classrooms need.
Team Up OKC is held through Nov. 15 because the warehouse’s supplies are usually running low and because school supplies are marked down in stores this month. “This is a drive like no other, “Morrison said. “It’s just the community coming together.”