‘Homeroom Heroes” Helps Get School Supplies to Needy Students
PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – There’s a saying that teaching is the only profession that employees steal supplies from home to bring into work. The sad fact is that many area students are showing up at school with little to no supplies to aid them in the learning process, and the responsibility then falls on their teachers to meet this growing need.
One nonprofit organization, The Education Partnership, is providing school and classroom supplies to teachers and young people at no cost, and they have launched a new program that allows companies to “go green” in an impactful way.
‘Homeroom Heroes’ encourages companies to get involved and support the mission by “UPcycling” office supplies for use in the program. The Education Partnership encourages companies to do this by looking through their supply closets and desks for items that are no longer necessary.
KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to Justin Brown, Executive Director of the Education Partnership, and Amanda McQuillan, Community Engagement Coordinator of the Education Partnership, about the need for school supplies and how local companies can help.