HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Madison County Commission donated $10,000 to local Free 2 Teach.
The donation will be used to buy school supplies that teachers can pick up at the Free 2 Teach warehouse. Free 2 Teach chief executive Alison Kling said receiving the donation made her feel like it was Christmas.
“It was a big surprise to get this important donation at a really critical time for us,” Kling said.
Area public school teachers can reserve a spot online to shop at the Free 2 Teach warehouse. They can pick up anything they need, including pens, paper, and furniture.
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“I think freedom to teach is about making sure every child has access to a great education,” Kling said.
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As teachers and students prepare to return to class, it is important that, regardless of postcode, every child is prepared.
“We want to level the playing field. We want kids to feel confident. We want them to learn with agency, dignity and joy,” Kling explained.
If you need volunteer hours or just want to do a good deed, Free 2 Teach is always looking for people to sort through donations.
Anyone can volunteer or donate by visiting their website or Facebook page.
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