Our Philosophy

Classroom Connections, “The Teachers’ Resource” is the ONLY FREE shopping store,
founded as a 501-c3 organization in 2014, where all Classroom Connections serves all public K-12 educational efforts in the following counties: Catawba, Lincoln, Iredale, Cleveland, Caldwell and Alexander.Catawba County public school
teachers can shop to bridge the gap between student supply needs and school
supplies being provided to help them maintain dignity as they excel in the

Why We Do…      What We Do...

Teachers are second only to parents and caregivers in access & potential daily influence of children
We are here to provide Catawba County teachers with free school supplies on behalf of their students


How To Get Involved ~ We NEED Y-O- U, yes YOU!

Donations are tax deductible and will allow Classroom Connections to grow in
providing more teachers and students with supplies needed to promote creativity
and success. Fundraisers, corporate/private sponsorship, legacy partnerships and
endowment support are among the opportunities to continue the mission.

Supply Drives:
Pencils, notebook paper, glue, pens, poster board, notebooks, index cards, paperclips,
workbooks, rulers, calculators, graph paper, copy paper, reading books, flashcards,
folders, markers and crayons, etc

We rely on volunteers to help stock shelves, load/unload shipments, register &
checkout teachers after shopping and to assist with sorting & organizing supplies.


       Teachers can register online for an appointment to freely (YES, FREELY) shop 1x/school quarter       

(totaling up to 4x/school year) on Tuesday and Thursday between 3pm to 6pm EST.