Please bear with us as a redevelop our website. A new and greatly improved site will be released soon. 

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Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief



Hurricane Matthew’s powerful winds and pelting rains hammered large areas in North Carolina causing record-breaking flooding, especially in some of the state’s poorest communities.  The North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children has established a Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Fund. Please know that 100 percent of donations received will be used to help schools, teachers, and students replace the academic supplies lost in flooding. 


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Checks may be mailed (payable to NCFPSC) to:

Disaster Relief
PO Box 3100
Salisbury, NC 28145

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More Than an Education: An Equal Chance at Success

  shutterstock_163024439Maria, a 3rd grader, sits in her classroom suffering from a severe case of eczema. Her single mom lost her job a month ago and can no longer afford the medicated cream Maria needs.

Carlos, an active 5th grader, has not been to school in 2 weeks. His dilapidated shoes finally came completely apart, and his parents just don’t have the money to buy him another pair right now.

Joshua squints from the back row, too embarrassed to tell his teacher that he fell at the bus stop last week and broke his only pair of eyeglasses. His Medicaid insurance won’t provide a new pair for another 8 months.

Alexis, now in her last year of high school, dreams of going to college. But she knows it is only a dream: she doesn’t even have the money for the SATs, and without those scores she cannot apply for schools or scholarships.

Do you read this and think these are made-up stories, designed to tug at your heart (and hopefully your wallet)? They’re not – these are real-life children, struggling to get through school the best way they can. Every year, thousands of children suddenly find themselves in a situation of need – with no one to turn to and no hope of change.

The North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children exists to serve these children. Every year the Foundation arranges for eyeglasses, clothing, medicine, supplies, and various other needs as the requests pour in. Please help us help the children: support the NCFPSC through your donations and service. We have various fundraising activities coming up this school year – help by volunteering to get the word out.

Help us also by identifying the need: if you know of a child who could use a helping hand, please make sure someone in the school system contacts the Foundation. We can respond quickly to address the issue and get the student back on the path to success.

No child deserves less than a level playing field. Please help the Foundation make that happen.

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Thank You Notes…

We receive Thank You notes from some of the students your donations help. Here are two of them… 

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Shout Out to NC Public School Nurses!

We want to give a shout out to NC public SCHOOL NURSES! Many requests we receive to help students come from school nurses. Today our Executive Director spent a good part of the day working with a school nurse who was desperate to find help to purchase a young student’s medication for a severe case of eczema. The little girl’s mother was recently laid off from work, lost her insurance and is waiting for Medicaid approval. In the meantime, the student’s medication has run out and the mom has no means to purchase more. The school nurse has witnessed the little girl suffering physically and in much pain this week while continuing to attend school. After numerous phone calls with the drug store and others to work out the details, our director and the school nurse were able to secure the medication needed and the little girl will have a better experience in school as she physically improves… It’s what this foundation is about! Thank you to the wonderful school nurses who care enough to go the extra mile and then some!

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In just a few weeks, we’ll be giving away $5,000 in CASH! We’re also giving away $2,500, $1,000 or ten $100 cash prizes! Only $5 will get your name in the drawing. Even better $20 will get your name in the drawing 10 times. Purchase your tickets by credit card here and help North Carolina’s public school children!  Click here to see the details of our 2015 Holiday Giveaway!

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First Ever “Bring Your Parents to School Day!”

Made possible by a NCFPSC Parent Involvement Grant, Forest Hills High School Teacher Cadet and FTA students are hosting the first ever “Bring Your Parents To School Day!” All Forest Hills parents are invited to attend first block classes with their students followed by a reception and “Parents are Partners” forum in the school media center.”

“As a high priority school, we believe that partnering with parents is key to the success of our student population. High schools can seem intimidating to many parents when it comes to curriculum, technology, and teachers.” ~Jennifer Whitley, Teacher Cadet and FTA Instructor.

NCFPSC is committed to improving North Carolina’s public schools! We are proud that Forest Hills FTA and Teacher Cadets are committed to improving their school and community! … Check out their flyer! 


** Forest Hills High School is located in Union County.

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Did you know?

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Learn more about Teacher Cadet here. 

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Eyeglasses and Clothing … A Couple of Children You’ve Helped

Your gifts and support are changing the lives of North Carolina’s public school children. 

Eduardo does not have insurance. His mother works in the tobacco fields and has three children. His glasses have been repaired multiple times in the last 10 months. They needed to be replaced. On the mother’s very limited income this is very difficult. Eduardo’s vision is 20/400 in his right eye and 20/250 in his left eye so participating in school without glasses is extremely difficult. Because of you, our generous donors, Eduardo has a brand new pair of glasses and a brand new chance to succeed in school. 

Makenzie’s father was sentenced to prison in Georgia so he sent her to her mother here in North Carolina. Makenzie was only able to bring what fits into one suitcase – all summer clothing. When Mackenzie arrived in North Carolina, her mother was ill and working only part time. Now her mom is working 7 days a week and is enrolled in school to try to better her life and the life for her children. She is struggling to catch up. She made a decision to sell their TV, their computer, and cancel cable and internet to try to make ends meet. It’s a start but still not enough to provide the clothing Mackenzie will need as the weather cools. But … because of you, our supporters, NCFPSC is sending money to buy Mackenzie the clothing she will need to go to school through the winter. We are making a difference!

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Teacher Cadet: A Win-Win for North Carolina

NC Teacher Cadet students are more than high school kids taking a teaching course. They positively impact and strengthen their communities and district schools. During the “field experience,” Cadets work in elementary schools to provide valuable support to classroom teachers and so they may experience teaching a real classroom. With the loss of thousands of Teacher Assistants throughout the state, Teacher Cadets are even more valuable.

Here, a Western Guilford High Teacher Cadet works with a small reading group of students. As you can see, it’s a win-win for everyone!


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