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ERIN: WELCOME BACK. THIS MORNING TEACHERS ACROSS THE PALM BEACHES AND TREASURE COAST HEAD BACK TO CLASS PREPARING FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. AND YOU CAN ASK ANY TEACHER THAT’S NO EASY TASK. , JOINING US NOW TO TALK ABOUT A SPECIAL STORE HELPING SOME OF OUR AREA TEACHERS IS CHRISTINA LAMBERT, CEO AND PRESIDENT OF THE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION OF PALM BEACH COUNTY. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. TELL US ABOUT RED APPLE SUPPLIES?>>IT IS A FREE SCHOOL SUPPLY STORE THAT WE JUST RECENTLY OPEN. WE HAVE BEEN GETTING THIS GOING FOR A YEAR. WE PROVIDE FREE SUPPLIES TO TEACHERS AND STUDENTS AND A HIGHEST NEED CLASSROOMS.>>ALIVE TEACHERS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL TODAY. THEY TAKE A LOT OF MONEY OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKET. THE GOAL IS TO HELP THEM OUT.>>WE HAVE STORIES THAT TEACHERS ARE SPENDING ANYWHERE FROM $200-$2000 FROM THEIR OWN POCKETS.>>WHAT YOU HAVE?>>WE WORK ON FULFILLING THE MOST BASIC NEEDS. COMPOSITION BOOKS, PENCILS, PAPER, KRANTZ, SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS ARE SOME OF THE MOST COMMON ASKED FOR ITEMS.>>WHO CAN SHOP HERE?>>WE ARE OPEN TO TEACHERS . THE REGISTER ONLINE. THEY BRING THE SUPPLIES BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM FOR THEIR STUDENTS.>>HOW LONG WOULD YOU BE AVAILABLE JAC ?>>WILL BE OPEN ALL YEAR LONG. WE WANT TO SERVE ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS.>>WHAT HAVE YOU HEARD FROM TEACHERS ABOUT THIS?>>WE HAVE HAD OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FROM THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.>>OTHER PLANS TO EXPAND? — ARE THERE PLANS TO EXPAND?>>WE WANT TO HAVE DELIVERY TO BELGRADE. WE WANT TO OPEN REMOTE LOCATIONS, AS WELL. RIGHT NOW, WE ARE MAKING SURE THAT OUR SHELVES ARE STOCKED IN THIS ONE STORE ALL YEAR LONG.>>TEACHERS HAVE TO BE PREPARED AS WELL AS STUDENTS. THEY GET A WELL DESERVED SUMMER BREAK, BUT THEY HAVE TO FEEL LIKE THEY ARE READY TO GO.>>THEY HAVE TO MAKE SURE THEIR KIDS ARE WELL PREPARED TO SO THEY CAN WORK ON THE LESSONS AND FOCUS ON TEACHING.>>CAN PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY HELP?>>MOST DEFINITELY. WE NEED FINANCIAL SUPPORT. MANY PEOPLE ARE DOING SUPPLY DRIVES IN THEIR HOME AND COMMUNITIES AND BUSINESSES. SOME ARE COMING IN AND HELPING US STORE AND STOCK THE SHELVES. IT HAS REALLY BEEN A COMMUNITY EFFORT.>>IF TEACHERS ARE WATCHING, HOW CAN THEY FIND MORE INFORMATION?>>AT OUR WEBSITE.>>WE APPRECIATE IT. FOR A FULL LIST OF THE SCHOOLS ELIGIBLE FOR SUPPLIES GO TO THE

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