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Durham nonprofit provides teachers with free school supplies

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The inventory includes pens, paper, binders and more. The inventory includes pens, paper, binders and more.
DURHAM, N.C. -

Hundreds of Durham teachers are getting help with free school supplies thanks to a nonprofit organization.

Durham's “Crayons 2 Calculators" handed out supplies to teachers Saturday morning in an effort to save teachers some money.

All of the items that fill the warehouse on Holloway Street are donations. The inventory includes pens, paper, binders and more.

"I feel like I got a really big amount and it was so nice that it was donated from people in Durham and the area," said E.K. Powe Elementary School teacher Megan Sherrell.

Teachers from certain schools are invited on a set schedule that is determined by the school's free or reduced lunch rate.

Teachers reported they spend on average between $500 to $1,000 out of their own pockets to supply their classrooms each year.

"I've already spent quite a bit on my classroom setting up so having this is definitely really helpful because I haven't had to spend a lot more of my money so it's definitely a great opportunity," said Southern School of Energy and Sustainability teacher Brittany Del Rosario.

Teachers said the support means a lot because the supplies help them help their students.

"It's so nice that especially with all the controversy over teacher pay raises and all that it's nice to feel that there are people who support our schools and our students and our teachers because it's really for them," said Sherrell.

Read more on Crayons 2 Calculators.

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Shumuriel Ratliff

Shumuriel, a North Carolina native, is thrilled to be back in the Tar Heel state as a general assignment reporter for WNCN.
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