Teacher Supply Depot
It is estimated that teachers spend between $500 and $700 of their own money each year on supplies for their classrooms. Through the Teacher Supply Depot, teachers have access to items that businesses, retail stores, and individuals have donated. Donations are collected year-round, and teachers are given the opportunity to visit the depot two to three times throughout the year, depending on funding.
School budgets cannot always supply our children and teachers with all of the resources they need to succeed in school. The Teacher Supply Depot is an excellent way to contribute to education while disposing of items that needlessly fill landfills. Many items that are costly for businesses to discard could be used by local teachers! These materials can end up as creative student projects and innovative teaching aids.
Next Opening Date: TBA
The Teacher Supply Depot is located in Medical Office Building No. 2 on the grounds of Laughlin Memorial Hospital, 1420 Tusculum Boulevard, Greeneville, TN.
The Teacher Supply Depot is able to maintain its status through community donations.
- Wal-Mart Distribution Center has been the primary sponsor of the Teacher Supply Depot since its beginning in 2003.
- The Niswonger Foundation makes monetary donations annually to support the depot, allowing supplies to be purchased that might not be donated through Wal-Mart D/C or other area businesses.
- Other businesses/groups who have contributed to the Teacher Supply Depot include: The Office Shop, Greeneville Federal Bank, Brian Click, The Newcomers Club, Roberts Furniture, American Greetings - Greeneville, The Greeneville Sun, Tegrant, Embarq, and John Deere Power Products.
A special “thank you” to Laughlin Memorial Hospital, Inc. for providing a location for the Teacher Supply Depot.
For more information or to make a donation, contact Dana Wilds at (423) 638-4111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.