The Teacher Supply Depot is a unique way for the community and local businesses to partner with the school system to provide material support to classroom teachers. Since its inception, many businesses and community members have stepped forward to donate materials, money and time to the Depot. These educators have taken more than $2,500,000 worth of classroom materials and equipment back to their schools since the Depot opened in January 2001. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
The Teacher Supply Depot opens several times each year to provide free supplies and materials to Knox County teachers. If you would like to contribute supplies or materials to the Depot, please contact the Teacher Supply Depot at (865) 470-0750.
Teacher Supply Depot offers Knox County Teachers free materials
The Teacher Supply Depot is a collection center and warehouse of donated new and pre-used classroom materials for use by teachers and their assistants in the Knox County School System. The Depot is open four times each school year to provide educators with an opportunity to get materials and supplies for classroom needs.
The Depot, located at 709 North Cedar Bluff Road on the back side of the Cedar Bluff Pre-School (former Cedar Bluff Intermediate School building). The Depot staff collects, consolidates, and organizes donated supplies so that teachers can take what they need free of charge. Donations can be delivered to the Depot Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. However, occasionally time is taken off by the Depot staff for school holidays, vacation time, or for maintenance issues at the facility. It is recommended that you call the Teacher Supply Depot at (865) 470-0750, before delivering a donation.
Note: On shopping days, educators should use the main parking areas on the Cedar Bluff campus, and use the main entrance to the Cedar Bluff Pre-School. Do not park in the back parking lot of the Teacher Supply Depot, as this area is used for items being picked up on opening days. No children or spouses are allowed in the Depot area during opening days. Please wear your school ID or bring some other form of identification to be checked in. Boxes or bags will be provided to carry materials and supplies back to your school. Due to safety concerns, we ask that you not arrive prior to 6:00 AM on shopping days. Shopping instructions and more can be found on the Depot's website: www.teachersupplydepot.org.
Teacher Supply Depot needs your new and gently-used supplies...
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 accepts tax-deductible donations, and is in continual need of supplies to stock the Depot. To donate items, or for more information contact the Depot at (865) 470-0750.
For some ideas of items you can donate, be sure to check out the Teacher Supply Depot wish list. If it's not listed, but you think it might be usable, call the Teacher Supply Depot (470-0750) before discarding it. Remember, your donation is tax-deductible!
2013 -2014 Shopping Days Announced
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
|A morning at the Depot
A chilly morning welcomed the teachers, teaching assistants and administrators who shopped at the Knox County Council PTA/Knox County Schools Teacher Supply Depot on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.
The depot opens four times each year and offers teaching professionals in Knox County opportunity to shop for items for their classrooms at no cost. Remaining shopping days are Jan. 25 and March 29, 2014.