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'Stock Our Schools' helping teachers in Leon County

Community helps teachers secure school supplies and disinfectants
Posted at 11:58 PM, Jul 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 08:14:53-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — 'Stock Our Schools' is helping Leon County teachers prepare to reenter classrooms.

"We know that the need is greater than ever this year coming in with the pandemic,"Nicole Brown said.

It all started with a single facebook post.

"Asking friends and family if they had any recommendations for a shoe disinfectant for my shoes when i leave for school because I didn't want to bring anything home," said Claire Wolters.

The post by Wolters, a fourth grade teacher at Sealey Elementary caught the attention of Michelle Reyes...who shared it with friend Nicole Brown.

Together they came up with 'Stock Our Schools', to help educators get disinfectants and other supplies they need without spending their own money.

The group with over 14 hundred people has categories for each school in Leon County with a special section for Title One and Charter schools.

"Teachers can post their amazon wish list and contributors can go shop those lists. No contact you don't have to know anything, you can just make a couple clicks and brighten somebody's day,"Michelle Reyes explained.

Items checked off of the list will go directly to the home of the teacher chosen.

"We keep seeing post from teachers saying I'm seeing things disappear from my amazon wishlist or my target wishlist. They've already recieved stuff and are posting pictures of packages," said Wolters.

Stock our Schools even catching the attention of other counties.

"We've gotten request from people as far away as Liberty County we've gotten request from people in Thomas County and Grady County," Brown said.

And they hope that it doesn't stop there with people in those counties following their lead helping their educators.

"We're just excited to see it take off more and more," Reyes said.

The Stock Our Schools page is private so you must request access to be apart.