Color the Park Donation Drop-Off Locations

This August, local businesses and events in Ballantyne are collecting school supplies for Classroom Central.

Ballantyne’s 2021 Color the Park School Supplies Drive takes place August 1-14. Support the drive in several ways, including purchasing and donating physical school supplies. Shop for the nine school tools in highest demand, and then drop your donations at local businesses and events through August 14.

Donation Drop-Off Locations:

*Event takes place in Ballantyne’s Backyard. Click the link to view event hours and locations.

9 Highest-Demand School Tools

  1. Pencils
  2. Crayons
  3. Colored Markers
  4. One Subject Notebooks
  5. Pocket Folders
  6. Filler Paper
  7. Composition Books
  8. Dry Erase Markers
  9. Highlighters


Can’t donate in person? Online donations are also encouraged.

Help local students get the tools they need to overcome over a year of pandemic learning loss. CMS reports that 32% of its students failed at least one course, and recent studies show some students have lost over a year of learning due to COVID-19. With 54% of CMS students living below the poverty line, 1 of 2 local students may not be equipped to catch up to their peers, let alone learn new lessons.

Classroom Central collects and distributes free school supplies to more than 127,000 students and their teachers across nearly 200 high-need schools. This school year, equipping every local student with the basic tools to learn effectively requires over 1,000,000 supplies. Help make a difference in the lives of local students and teachers.


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