Compassion Coalition, Inc. holds teacher supply drive-thru giveaway

This is Central New York's first-ever elementary teacher supply drive-thru giveaway that served 260 local elementary school teachers and provided goods for 7,800 students in Herkimer, Madison, and Oneida counties.

Posted: May 6, 2021 11:49 PM

Utica, N.Y. - After a year like no other, in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, Compassion Coalition of Utica hosted a teacher supply drive-thru giveaway Thursday afternoon.

“Because of the pandemic I wanted to do something a little extra special for teachers this year,” said Rachel Daughtry, Compassion Coalition Director of Agency Relations.

This is Central New York's first-ever elementary teacher supply drive-thru giveaway that served 260 local elementary school teachers and provided goods for 7,800 students in Herkimer, Madison, and Oneida counties.

Compassion Coalition's "Equipped 2 Teach" program partnered with Yoobi and Chobani yogurt to help educators.

“Each of the teachers receive a box for 30 students. In the box is everything that’s essential for elementary teachers: scissors, glue crayons colored pencils, hand sanitizer. We know that local students are being impacted and nobody has done anything like this for local teachers, so this is wild it's so fun,” said Daughtry.

Fellow teachers and others volunteered to pass out much-needed supplies.

“Normally teachers are always spending their own money on school supplies for the kids and this just helps relieve some of that pressure especially with it being such a tough year. The teachers are so appreciative,” said Gina Buono, eighth grade English teacher.

There is another giveaway on Friday visit here for more information.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2382450

Reported Deaths: 54983
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings31801110729
Queens30525510139
Suffolk2271813515
Nassau2063723251
Bronx2016276692
New York1612914603
Westchester1406262328
Erie988711881
Richmond855581903
Monroe778961155
Orange54422887
Rockland50818768
Onondaga45732713
Dutchess33716484
Albany28365368
Oneida25714546
Niagara22094382
Broome21664385
Saratoga18388187
Ulster16310271
Schenectady15251215
Rensselaer13276154
Putnam1180896
Chautauqua10909156
Oswego9588101
Chemung9021145
St. Lawrence8864115
Ontario850797
Steuben8342157
Cayuga7907100
Sullivan778781
Jefferson744271
Wayne693978
Cattaraugus671096
Genesee6045129
Herkimer5989117
Tompkins592659
Clinton565534
Madison538697
Fulton529897
Livingston516366
Montgomery5076133
Cortland481170
Warren468476
Columbia4632108
Tioga438567
Chenango416886
Otsego416251
Allegany400092
Greene393883
Washington392662
Wyoming390154
Orleans361184
Franklin351216
Lewis317736
Delaware305640
Seneca246759
Schoharie207220
Essex193429
Yates139626
Schuyler127716
Hamilton4073
Unassigned13436
Out of NY0288
Utica
Cloudy
77° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 79°
Oneonta
Cloudy
72° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 72°
Herkimer
Cloudy
77° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 79°
Old Forge
Cloudy
77° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 79°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
NEW Game Day Deals each week
Follow the 2021 Go the Distance Team - sponsored by Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy
Chapter Photofacial Therapy Giveaway
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve