According to the Global Partnership for Education, the education of our children is one of the most important investments we can make. But as important as it is, a proper education is impossible without proper resources. Adequate funding is often lacking in our local school budgets to stock classrooms. Research shows that our teachers must often dig into their own pockets, spending $300 – $1000 of their own money to keep students from going without.
Here’s how you and Arizona Shine can partner in the Northern Arizona Classroom Challenge. Together we can stock our children’s classrooms for success!
Classroom supplies will be collected and distributed to local Flagstaff area and Quad Cities (Prescott, Humboldt, Chino Valley) area school districts who will get them to the schools and classrooms in need. Drop off items at Arizona Shine or any of the locations below.
Arizona Shine – 116 S Alto St Prescott
Great Circle Media – 1117 Historic Route 66 Flagstaff
Findlay Auto Group – 1006 Commerce Dr Prescott 928-778-7350
ACE Hardware – 1395 S State Rt 89 Chino Valley 928-636-4401 OR 9 Big Chino Rd Paulden 928-756-2762
Items we are collecting appear below. Click here for a printable PDF of the full list.
These are the top requested items:
- Notebook paper
- Spiral notebooks
- Ink pens
- Sticky notes
- Glue sticks
- Dry erase markers and erasers
- Colored markers and pencils
- Hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes
In- addition, we know that many children in our communities do not have books in their homes to promote reading skills. We are once again joining with Bookman’s in Flagstaff to collect Kindergarten through 3rd grade level books.