School supply drive for Tri-county teachers to end with celebration at Republic Garden & Lounge

A school supply drive for Tri-county teachers will end on Monday, August 19 with a special event called The Teacher’s Lounge.

“Due to many educators across our state being faced with severe budget cuts and lack of funding to purchase necessary supplies, the ‘Teacher’s Lounge’ has been established,” says Marvis J. President, event co-host.

President and a team of Charleston creatives will host The Teacher’s Lounge from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Republic Garden & Lounge. The two-hour event will feature a back to school celebration, live entertainment, happy hour, networking, and a school-supply distribution.

“In our efforts to alleviate this burdensome issue, we hope that ‘The Teachers’ Lounge’ will be a source of relief in making a profound impact on educators, students, and their overall learning experience,” he added.

Twenty-five (pre-registered) teachers will receive a bag stuffed with supplies to include: Hand soap/sanitizer, Kleenex, Clorox wipes, dry erase markers, pencils, papers, and more. Now until August 16, the public can drop school supplies off at one the three locations:

Laundry Matters

51 Reid Street

Charleston, SC 29403


Ink & Ivy

565 King Street

Charleston, SC 29403


Southern Imports Collision Center

7127 Cross County Road

North Charleston, SC 29418

Registration for Teacher’s Lounge is now open at For more information about the event and/or to donate school supplies, email [email protected]. Republic Garden & Lounge is located at 462 King Street. 

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