Kathleen Middle suffered major tornado damage last weekend.

Bay News 9 reports that portable classrooms have been set up for teachers and students to return to school this week. Teachers have lost all of their classroom belongings as the school building is unsafe to enter. 

In an effort to support the Kathleen Middle School teachers and students during this time, we ask that you help donate the following items:

Post-it notes, pens, Expo markers, tape and tape dispensers, highlighters, Lysol wipes, plastic Ziploc bags, hand sanitizer, spiral notebooks, electric pencil sharpeners, permanent markers, file folders, pencils, pencil-top erasers, college-ruled notebook paper, copy paper, crayons, markers, wide-ruled notebook paper, folders, cutout letters, construction paper, air fresheners, individual laminator machines and pouches, gift cards, glue sticks, composition books, milk crates

Items can be dropped off at these locations:

  • Polk Education Association office | 730 East Davidson Street, Bartow, FL 33830
  • Horace Mann Insurance office | 5600 U.S. Highway 98 North, Lakeland, FL 33809

Those wishing to send checks or money orders can mail them to the Polk Education Foundation: 1530 Shumate Drive, Bartow, FL 33830. Donations can also be made online at polkschoolsfl.com/pef/donate.