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Madison County Commission donates $10K to Free 2 Teach for school supplies

The money will go towards school supplies for public teachers in Madison County.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Madison County Commission donated $10,000 to local nonprofit Free 2 Teach

The donation will go towards buying school supplies for teachers to pick up at the Free 2 Teach warehouse. Free 2 Teach Executive Director Alison Kling said receiving the donation made her feel like it was Christmas. 

"It was a big surprise to get that significant donation at a really critical time for us," said Kling. 

Public school teachers in the area can reserve a spot online to shop at the Free 2 Teach warehouse. They can pick up everything they need, including, pens, paper, and furniture. 

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"I think what free to teach is all about is making sure that every kid has access to a great education," said Kling.

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As teachers and students gear up to go back to class, it's important that no matter the zip code, each and every child is prepared.

"We want to level the playing field. We want kids to feel confident. We want them to learn with agency and dignity and joy," explained Kling.

If you're in need of volunteer hours, or simply want to do a good deed, Free 2 Teach is always looking for people to sort through donations. 

Anyone can volunteer or donate by visiting their website or Facebook page. 

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