Kroger offers teachers supplies Tuesday

Monday, July 21, 2014 10:33 AM
Last updated Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:44 AM
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Teachers can get a helping hand Tuesday when Kroger gives away $20,000 in classroom supplies.

The store’s Atlanta division is giving away the supplies as part of this year’s “Back to School.”

Teachers with a valid Georgia teacher ID can receive up to $40 in supplies that include copy paper, construction paper, markers, tape, disinfectant wipes, sandwich bags and other items.

“Each year an increasing number of teachers use their paycheck to purchase classroom supplies,” said Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for the Atlanta division. “We hope through this event we can help assist teachers prepare for the upcoming year.”

Supplies will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

The event will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or while supplies last, at Westside Comprehensive High School, 1002 Patriots Way.

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LMH
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LMH 07/21/14 - 11:41 am
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Thanks!!!

This is always a great event for local teachers! Believe me when I say we are truly grateful for Kroger's commitment to helping us do our jobs. So many of us have to purchase more and more of just the basics every year - crayons, pencils, paper, glue sticks - and every little bit helps us help our students. Thanks to Kroger and the WHS students who take time off of their break to help with this event!

FatBoy
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FatBoy 07/21/14 - 12:04 pm
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Awesome

This is great.

willie7
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willie7 07/21/14 - 01:12 pm
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I salute my grocery store for
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I salute my grocery store for helping teachers and students.
Go Kroger!! Visited the headquarters in Cincinnati a few weeks ago.
Very impressive!!

Science chick
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Science chick 07/21/14 - 05:01 pm
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This is great!

Does anyone know if SC teachers are welcome? The Atlanta division of Kroger serves the Augusta METRO area which includes parts of SC. I teach there!! Why are SC teachers excluded?

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 07/21/14 - 06:23 pm
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@Science Chick... Good

@Science Chick...
Good Question. Try contacting a local Kroger to get a contact for the regional manager and ask.

I see Larry Frails of Kroger advertising on local TV for the Golden Apple Awards. I am sure any local Kroger can put you in contact with him.

Good luck!!

Science chick
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Science chick 07/21/14 - 06:57 pm
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Answer!

Thank you Truth. I contacted the Washington Rd Kroger (wonderful store, btw) and he said he doesn't see why it would be an issue for a SC teacher to attend. The Atlanta division of Kroger covers all SC stores as well as GA. There was no intent to exclude SC teachers!

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 07/22/14 - 01:31 am
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Have a great school year,

Have a great school year, Science Chick.
And thank you for your service. I was once in the classroom and fully appreciate what teachers do for our children and families.

Science chick
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Science chick 07/22/14 - 11:41 am
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Thank you!!

Thank you Truth Matters!! It is nice to know that teaching isn't really a thankless job. As a teacher, your thanks comes in the form of "You believed in me" and the "I did its!" The thank yous are there, you just have to listen!! I love my job and I love my kids!

Also a HUGH thank you to Kroger for sponsoring this event and providing all of the supplies!! And thank you to Westside High School for allowing them to use your facilities! You guys rock!

citygirl
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citygirl 07/22/14 - 02:48 pm
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Thanks

Thank you Kroger for sponsoring this event.

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