14 cars filled with supplies and more than $10,000 donated for teachers on the Suncoast

Chalkboard Champions Crusade

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - On Friday, dozens of people stopped by Gettel locations and made donations to help teachers right here on the Suncoast.

All day long, ABC7 was at the dealerships. Donors filled more than 14 vehicles with classroom supplies and gave more than $10,000!

We had some special donors stop by, including this 9-year-old girl:

Chalkboard Champions Crusade at the Gettel Dealerships

And a former teacher:

Chalkboard Champions Crusade at the Gettel Dealerships

Friday, we also sent teachers in Manatee and Sarasota counties on shopping sprees:

Chalkboard Champions Crusade at the Gettel Dealerships
Chalkboard Champions Crusade at the Gettel Dealerships

If you’d like to donate, visit one of these locations:

  • Gettel Toyota of Lakewood, 5959 E State Road 64, Bradenton FL 34208
  • Gettel Hyundai of Lakewood/Gettel Genesis of Lakewood, 5921 E. State Rd 64, Bradenton FL 34208
  • Gettel Hyundai/Genesis of Sarasota 3500 Bee Ridge, Sarasota FL 34239
  • Gettel Nissan of Sarasota, 3500 Bee Ridge, Sarasota FL 34239
  • Gettel Acura, 4891 Clark Road, Sarasota FL 34233
  • Gettel Toyota of Bradenton, 6423 14th Street West, Bradenton FL 34207

You can drop off money or a variety of school supplies, including:

  • Paper: graph paper, notebook paper, composition notebooks
  • Writing Materials: #2 pencils, colored pencils, crayons, markers, erasers, highlighters
  • General Supplies: pocket folders, rulers, protractors, compasses, glue sticks, scissors, backpacks
  • Things You Always Need: tissues, cleaning wipes, hand sanitizer

Or donate through GoFundMe!

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