Teachers' Supply Closet 2015


The Teachers' Supply Closet effort will be lead this year by the Roane County United Way.  The RCUW is located at 2735 Roane State Highway, Harriman; the telephone number is 865-882-7711.

The Teachers’ Supply Closet provides Roane County schools and teachers with needed supplies to help make student activities and learning more effective. 

Please tell your friends and acquaintances they may donate classroom supplies and financial contributions to the Teachers’ Supply Closet.  

Items frequently needed for classrooms include: pencils, pens, staplers and staples, three-hole punchers, dry-ease markers and cleaner, crayons, ruled writing paper, hand sanitizer, paper towels, markers, scissors, tape, tissues, glue sticks, sticky note pads, construction paper, rubber bands, folders, band-aids, tennis balls, binders, calculators, tri-fold project boards, and backpacks.

Donation Collection Points are at:

  • Roane County United Way, 2735 Roane State Highway, Harriman.  Phone: (865) 882-7711 
  • The Roane Alliance, 1209 North Kentucky Street, Kingston.   Phone: (865) 376-5572 
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman:  Main entrance lobby.
  • Roane State Community College:  Expo Center,  Outside the bookstore in bottom floor of the  Dunbar Building, and  Downstairs O’Brien Lobby

Financial donations may be sent to the Roane County United Way, P.O. Box 317, Harriman, TN 37748. Be sure to write “Teachers’ Supply Closet” in the memo space.

Please contact the Roane County United Way at 865-882-7711 if you have any questions.



Background:

The Roane County Teachers' Supply Closet started in 2003 and has become an annual event to collect supplies and monetary donations to help teachers and students in Roane County.

The Supply Closet is a highly-popular and highly-successful effort sponsored by the Chamber, Roane State Community College, Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman and Roane County United Way.

The Teachers' Supply Closet provides a one-day free shopping experience for Roane County's public school teachers, all donated by individuals and area businesses.  Items frequently needed for classrooms include: pencils, pens, staplers and staples, three-hole punchers, crayons, ruled writing paper, hand sanitizer, paper towels, markers, scissors, tape, tissues, glue sticks, sticky note pads, construction paper, rubber bands, folders, band-aids, tennis balls, binders, and backpacks.

"The Teachers' Supply Closet is a great way to help our teachers acquire additional supplies and equipment for their classrooms and students," said Allen Lutz, Education and Workforce Development Specialist for The Roane Alliance. "Donations are greatly appreciated by the teachers and help make student activities and learning more effective."