"The Teacher’s Desk" is helping educators and students in need to get free school supplies during this challenging school year according to NEWS 4 (WIVB-TV).

Teachers in need who qualify can drive to The Teacher’s Desk for curbside pickup  ...receiving a personalized cart filled with $1,000 worth of supplies, free of charge.

“There’s not a whole lot that’s good about COVID-19,” said John Mika, founder of The Teacher’s Desk.  “But for us, curbside shopping has been a miracle.”

Mika says it’s a new avenue for educators and students.

“A lot of teachers will be giving the supplies to the kids in school and a lot that are virtual, are taking them to the kids homes,” said Mika.  “Teachers are amazing.”

To qualify, 70% of their students must be eligible for the federal lunch program.

Additional slots have been opened to sign up.  As a bonus, included in the cart is a healthy class pack. These include face masks, hand sanitizer, gloves, and wipes.

Teachers in need are encouraged to reach out by emailing info@theteachersdesk.org to get in for their classroom. The goal is to get carts to 15,000 to districts across the WNY area.

Mika says his goal is to help teachers and students succeed. especially during this challenging school year

For more information head to TheTeachersDesk.org.

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