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Crayons to Computers offers teachers free supplies

CINCINNATI (Perry Schaible) -- As school gets back in session, a local nonprofit is opening its doors to help Tri-State teachers shop for their students.

Every year close to 92 percent of teachers nationwide spend $1,000 of their own money for school supplies to be used in their classroom.

Crayons to Computers aims to alleviate that burden for local teachers. They do that by allowing teachers to shop in their store in Bond Hill for free.

The program is available for teachers who work in schools that meet the eligibility requirements, and they can shop up to 10 times per school year.

They can get school supplies, incentive items, and teaching tools for the classroom. Monday is opening day for the new school year.

Crayons to Computers opens at 3 p.m. Monday, but organizers expect a big crowd. They say people will likely start lining up about two hours early.

Organizers expect to distribute $12.5 million worth of school supplies this year.

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