With states and cities cutting budgets more than ever, public schools in Savannah are facing a tough year. And even in the best of years, teachers spend hundreds of dollars out-of-pocket on supplies for their classroom.
But teachers and students at Spencer Elementary School will get a little more help this year, thanks to a school supply drive being held by the Savannah campus of University of Phoenix.
During the month of August, University of Phoenix will be collecting donations to benefit students at the school. Residents are encouraged to participate and donate school supplies; some of the items requested by the school include crayons, Elmer’s glue, hand sanitizer, facial tissues, loose-leaf notebook paper, 1- inch binders and #2 pencils.
“Elementary schools and teachers play such a vital role in our community, but too often don’t get the local support they need,” said Melissa Jackson, campus director at University of Phoenix – Savannah.
“University of Phoenix is organizing this drive because we understand that every little bit can make a difference.”
The school supply drive is a precursor to the University’s mentoring program that will kick off with Spencer Elementary School this September.
More than 25 University faculty and staff members have committed to visit the campus regularly to mentor students in kindergarten through grade five with academic and other challenges.
Residents who would like to donate can do so at University of Phoenix – Savannah, 8001 Chatham Center Drive.
The public can also call the campus for more information at (912) 232.0531.