Comtech owner Michael Morrison, who founded the Team Up OKC drive four years ago, said it’s possible that this year’s campaign exceeded last year’s efforts, which raised more than $100,000 in supplies.
“Our community cares about the children in our schools and wants them to have the supplies they need to be successful,” Morrison said.
The Teachers Warehouse, which operates 10 months out of the year, serves as a repository for educators to get pencils, crayons, copy paper, markers, glue, backpacks, scissors, hand sanitizers and other high-demand items.
“I can only imagine the thrill some little boy is going to have when he carries his new superheroes backpack to school for the first time,” said Lisa Reed, foundation deputy director.
“We have great appreciation for the support it takes from the community to stand in the gap for our kids, and especially appreciate all of our corporate partners who made today’s celebration possible.”
Oklahoma Gazette co-sponsored this year’s Team Up OKC drive along with a number of other local businesses.