A Chattanooga gift store is having a school supply drive for an area first-grade class.
Locals Only Gifts, which is located at 1421 Market St., is working to help Bethany Gates’ first-grade class at Clifton Hills Elementary.
“We like to get her everything she needs for class, especially as a teacher in an underserved school,” Locals Only Owner Danielle Landrum said. “We really feel like it is going to make a big impact.”
Gates provided a link to an Amazon wish list, which contains the supplies required for a productive school year.
Amazon can deliver items directly to Gates or area residents can bring the items to Locals Only.
The store is awarding a 15 percent discount to anyone who brings in either an item or a receipt.
Gates stressed the importance of children having proper school supplies and said that a little help from the community can make a big difference.
“For many in my class the beginning of a school year brings feelings of worry and added stress as their families try to meet the expectations outlined on the school supply list found at local stores,” Gates said.
Locals Only also donates a part of the profits to the Public Education Fund.
A group of local Realtors are also helping area students with school supplies.