Teachers traditionally invest as much as $500-$700 of their personal funds each year for supplies in their classrooms. Often basic tools for learning are lacking -- pens, pencils, paper, as well as art and other supplies.
While materials may not be available in schools, businesses routinely discard surplus office supplies, art materials, containers, binders, books, desks, office equipment, chairs, and more. Discarded items are costly to businesses and fill our landfills needlessly. These discarded items can be used by our teachers!
The Teacher Supply Depot is a clearinghouse for donated surplus materials that can be used in classrooms. The Knox County School System, Knox County Council PTA, KCEA, Goodwill, the Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership, and Knox County Solid Waste are pleased to announce the operation of this project to support the creative efforts of our teachers throughout the school system.
The Teacher Supply Depot accepts tax-deductible donations, and is in continual need of supplies to stock the Depot. To donate items, or for more information contact:
Teacher Supply Depot - (865) 470-0750
Here are some ideas of items you can donate. If it's not listed here, but you think it might be usable, call the Teacher Supply Depot before discarding it. Remember, your donation is tax-deductible!
|Art Paper||Magazines (Time, National Geographic, etc.)|
|Art Supplies||Manilla File Folders (letter size)|
|Art Tissue Paper||Modeling Clay|
|Board Erasers (dry erase & chalk)||Note Pads|
|Bulletin Board Materials||Notebook Paper|
|Calculators||Number Line Desk Tapes|
|Children's Music (tapes, records, & books)||Paper Clips (all sizes)|
|Clear Tape||Pencils (number 2)|
|Color Copy Paper||Play-Dough|
|Color Card Stock Paper||Poster Board|
|Colored Pencils||Post-it Notes (all kinds)|
|Coloring Markers (all sizes)||Protractors|
|Compasses||Red Pencils & Pens|
|Construction Paper||Reward/Incentive Items|
|Crayons (jumbo & regular size, assorted box count)||Rubber Bands|
|D'Nealian ABC Desk Tapes||Rugs|
|Dry Erase Boards (all sizes)||Rulers|
|Dry Erase Markers||School/Pencil Boxes|
|Elmer's Glue||Scissors (round & pointed)|
|Erasers for Pencils||Scotch Tape & Dispensers|
|Erasers (large pink)||Sharpie Pens|
|First Start Writing Paper||Simple Calculators|
|Games (for all skills)||Spiral Notebooks|
|Glue (assorted size bottles)||Staples|
|Highlighters (all colors & sizes)||Stickers|
|Hole Punches||Tempera Paint|
|Holiday Decorations||Theme/Composition Books|
|Index Cards||Wallpaper Books|
|Ink Pens||Watercolor Paint Sets|
|Labels (all sizes)||White-out|
|Large Writing Tablets||Workbooks|
|Left-hand Scissors||Xerox Paper|
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