It is time for the annual Back to School School Supply Drive sponsored by The Torgerson Team at Keller Williams Realty!
Through the month of July, The Torgerson Team will be collecting donations of school supplies for students and teachers. The needs of these teachers include items like: sticky notes, EXPO markers, dry erase board cleaner, Kleenex, highlighters, pens, Clorox/Lysol wipes, paper, hand sanitizer, binder clips, pencils, Sharpie pens, and paper clips. All of the school supplies donated will be distributed to local teachers and students in time for the new school year.
“Many local families are living their lives paycheck to paycheck and are not able to splurge on the yearly school supplies for their children,” says Nathan Torgerson of The Torgerson Team at Keller Williams Realty. “In addition, teachers are not always able to stock their classrooms with the school supplies that students are lacking.”
The average teacher will spend their own money on school supplies without reimbursement. Teachers can spend up to $500 on school supplies in a year. Parents can spend up to $600 on school supplies for their kids. However, a lot of these parents are not able to buy their children the supplies that they need for the school year. This can hinder children's ability to succeed in the classroom.
“Last year we were able to help nine schools stock their classrooms,” Torgerson says. “The impact of the communities donations were truly amazing. This year we strive to gain more donations so that we can further help kids and teachers reach their goals.”
School supply donations may be dropped off at the front desk of Keller Williams Realty located at 1830 Washington St. Chattanooga, TN 37408. We will be accepting donations for the month of July. Office hours are Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m..