Help support local teachers

Many families in Wake County are unable to afford school supplies for the start of a new school year, and teachers often end up paying out of pocket to make sure their students have everything they need. Project Classroom is Hope’s way of trying to fill this gap.

This year, we’re collecting school supplies for local teachers to come and shop so their classrooms will be stocked and ready to go. Check out the list below and consider donating to support teachers in our community. You can drop your donations at any of our campuses July 22 through August 8.

Let’s be in it together and really make a difference this school year!


We are thrilled to help support several Wake County Public Schools this year with school supplies, breakfast or lunch, and classroom setup. Our Teachers have had such an incredible challenging year and they are so deserving of some well-deserved support. We need volunteers to make it happen! 

If you’re interested in volunteering sign up below! 

Drop off your donations to a campus by August 8
  • Colored dry erase markers
  • Whiteboard erasers
  • Post-it notes (pop up and regular; lined and unlined)
  • Colored cardstock paper
  • Loose-leaf, lined paper (college ruled and wide ruled)
  • Markers
  • Crayola markers
  • Crayola crayons
  • Children’s round-tipped scissors
  • Elmer’s glue sticks
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Wooden rulers
  • Colored highlighters
  • Ticonderoga #2 pencils
  • Mechanical #2 pencils
  • Pencil pouch
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Erasers (block and pencil cap)
  • Clear sheet protectors
  • Composition notebooks (non spiral, college ruled and wide ruled)
  • Single subject spiral notebooks
  • 1” binders
  • 1 1⁄2” binders
  • 2” binders
  • Plastic folders with prongs and without (multiple colors)
  • Index cards
  • Dividers with writeable tabs
  • Tissue boxes
  • Clorox wipes
  • Baby wipes
  • Band-Aids
  • Disposable gloves
  • Paper towels
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Small bathroom cups
  • Gallon Ziplock baggies
  • Sandwich Ziplock baggies
  • Playdough
  • Stickers
  • AA batteries
  • AAA batteries
  • Flash drives
  • Reusable Water Bottles
  • Recess equipment (soccer ball, basketball, etc.)
  • Children’s underwear (boys and girls – elementary ages)
  • Plain leggings and shorts (for when kids have accidents)

Want to donate supplies for Project Classroom but don’t live in the Raleigh area? You can purchase supplies from any online retailer and ship them to our distribution center with the information below:

attn: Local Hope
1000 Perimeter Park Drive Suite K
Morrisville, NC 27560

Questions about Project Classroom? Contact us!