January 10, 2020

E4E-Connecticut Hosts Supply Drive for Hartford Teachers

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In addition to their other responsibilities, on average, Connecticut teachers spend approximately $400 out of their own pockets each year to ensure that their students have what they need in order to be successful.

That’s why after the final bell rang on Thursday, January 9, and students were dismissed for the day, E4E-Connecticut held its first teacher supply drive to help support Hartford educators and students. Approximately 60 Hartford teachers made their way over to the Hartford Yard Goats Stadium to restock on supplies for their classrooms.

Hartford teachers received printer paper, dry erase markers, pencils, flip charts, scotch tape and more. Commissioner Miguel Cardona, Hartford Schools Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin,  Education Committee Co-Chair and Senator Doug McCrory were also in attendance to show their support. 

Many thanks to our sponsors ALVIN, LAZ Parking, Hartford Foundation, Hartford Yard Goats, Penn Lincoln Strategies, and Voices of Women in Color for helping getting much-needed supplies into the hands of teachers!

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What Folks are Saying

We know teachers give of themselves for their students to succeed including personal time & paying for classroom supplies. Today, @Ed4Excellence CT & sponsors showed their appreciation for that sacrifice by hosting a supply drive for +60 dedicated @Hartford_Public educators!  pic.twitter.com/bpfeH7XTjV

— CT Dept of Education (@EducateCT) January 10, 2020

Our @HartfordSuper with teachers from @DwightBellizzi at the E4E-CT Teacher Supply Drive to celebrate #teachers and all they do for our #beautifulandcapable students  pic.twitter.com/kSmEVjtz36

— Hartford Public Schools (@Hartford_Public) January 9, 2020

ICYMI: Last week #E4ECT and the #Hartford community held a supply drive for #Hartford teachers where they received printer paper, pens, pencils, flip chart paper, among other necessary supplies. pic.twitter.com/1UtxGTQRat

— Eb (@eb_walmsley) January 13, 2020