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Charleston Unites To Help Underfunded School Teachers
On Sunday May 1, 2011 from 2pm-5pm the Teachers’ Supply Closet will unite with four South of Broad homeowners, local musicians and area businesses to host the Teachers’ Supply Closet’s second annual Spring Social.
The Spring Social is an annual fundraiser which aims to raise money for the purchase of school supplies for teachers and their students in the tri-county area in schools that have at least 90 percent of students on the free or reduced meal program. The charity’s mission is end the trend of teachers having to spend money out of their own pockets to buy school supplies for their students.
Guests who attend the Spring Social will be invited to tour the homes and gardens of four historic South of Broad residents that will be announced on their FaceBook page http://www.facebook.com/
In addition to the food pairing, local bartenders will create signature Ketel One cocktails for each house inspired by the genre of music, which will be revealed at Social on Monday April 18 at 6pm at the Spring Social mixology competition.
General admission tickets to the Spring Social are $50 and are available online at http://springsocial.org Guests may also buy VIP tickets for $100 or more donation, and will be invited to the VIP/Sponsor party following the Spring Social and will be held at Gage Hall. Tickets to the mixology competition are $10 and include sampling of cocktails and passed hors devours.
Musicians for the event are: Leah Suarez, Charleton SIngleton, South Carolina Broadcasters, Lindsay Holler, Amanda Jones, Richard Blakeney, Esther WIlliams, Bill Carson, Ron Wiltrout, Christopher Cisneros and students from the Charleston School of the Arts.
Food provided by: Art Institute, Gullah Cuisine, Wasabi, Iacafanos, Social Wine Bar.
Corporate sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield, HJ Lee Distributors, and Ketel One Vodka.
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The Teachers' Supply Closet is a non-profit organization that provides free school supplies to teachers in the Tri-County area who work at schools that have at least 90 percent of their students on the free or reduced meal program. To stock their store, they accept donations of new and gently used office, school and art supplies, excess inventory, slightly damaged merchandise, outdated and tradeshow products, and make everything available to teachers for use in the classroom. For more information, please visit their www.teacherssupplycloset.com