Welcome to our new Teacher Depot Volunteers

We are happy to announce that we have two new volunteers who will be working at the Teacher Supply Depot. Ms. Jane Schurr will be at the Depot on Monday afternoons from 2-5 and Ms. Kathleen Yerk will be there on Tuesday afternoons from 2-5. Please stop by and say hi to these wonderful ladies. Also be sure to check our website for days closed and location.

Congratulations to Take Stock in Children Mentor Officer Joe Angelini!

Punta Gorda Police Officer First Class Joe Angelini has been appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Children’s Services Council of Charlotte County. MORE INFO

Back to School - Supply Drive

The Charlotte Local Education Foundation is winding down the Back to School Supply Drive. Donation Form Here ---- Supply Wish List Here

Help us fill the apple. All donations go towards purchasing school supplies for Charlotte County Public School students. To donate now Click Here

A Big Thank You to all the locations in Charlotte County that helped in the School Supply Drive. We appreciate the support from the community. Many boxes of supplies have been delivered to the Charlotte County Public Schools.

  • Cultural Center of Charlotte County
  • CenturyLink
  • BankUnited
  • Coldwell Banker Morris
  • Charlotte County Tax Collector offices
  • Copperfish Books
  • Charlotte State Bank & Trust
  • Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce
  • Universal Fitness in Deep Creek
  • K's Family Restaurant in Deep Creek
  • Culver's by Walmart in Deep Creek
  • The Elks Lodge in Deep Creek
  • Consulate Health Care of Port Charlotte
  • Charlotte StoneCrabs
  • McDonald's
  • Fifth Third Financial Centers in Charlotte County
  • Burnt Store Isle Association
  • Royal Palm Retirement Centre

  • Parents - contact your school directly and let them know you would like to receive school supplies for your child. All school supplies donated to CLEF will be sent diretly to the schools for distribution.

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Thank You Mosaic!


On July 29 Kaley Miller of The Mosaic Company presented Mary Fred Clemmons, Executive Director of Charlotte Local Education Foundation, a check to purchase a Take Stock in Children full scholarhip. The TSIC scholar will be selected in May 2015.



Building Student Success

The Charlotte Local Education Foundation, Inc. is Connecting Children, Classrooms and Community to build “Student Success.” Please join us as we plan for the future!

Since 1989 we have provided support to Charlotte County Public Schools, through programs such as:

  • Take Stock in Children scholarship mentoring program
  • Teacher Supply Depot
  • Teacher and Support Employee of the Year event

Help Support your Charlotte County Schools...

The purpose of Charlotte Local Education Foundation (CLEF) is to raise financial support for Charlotte County Public Schools and mentoring programs through fundraising events.

Connecting Children, Classrooms, and Communities ...

STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics provides an opportunity for local schools and non-profit organizations to pursue grant funding to work with local businesses to further workplace based experiences for students by increasing the student’s awareness and interest in STEM careers.

YOU can help your school system by...

Teacher and Support Employee of the Year: our annual, signature event honoring outstanding educators and support staff who make a difference for our students each day. MORE INFO

Payroll Deduction: Thank you to all the Charlotte County Public School Employees who donate to the Take Stock In Children and CLEF programs for students and teachers through the Payroll Deduction Program. You are making a difference in the lives of our students. MORE INFO

License Plates: show your support of the Charlotte County and Florida state school system by purchasing the "Support Education" license plate for your vehicles. Your support goes directly to public schools in your county, funding programs not supported by tax dollars, such as: Extra reading help for students in grades K-3, Mentoring for at-risk students, Classroom innovations for teachers and students, Enrichment in math and science, and Music programs for special needs children. MORE INFO

Take Stock in Children: by mentoring a student or providing a donation for a scholarship, you can be a part of a statewide program in our local community, by bettering Charlotte County - one student at a time! READ MORE

Teacher Supply Depot: a "store" where educators can get free stuff for their classrooms. Donations of new and gently-loved school and office supplies, as well as craft and recycled materials are always appreciated! MORE INFO

For more Charlotte County Schools information click here.