On Saturday, October 26, 7 a.m.-noon, Knox County teachers, teaching assistants and administrators will have the opportunity to receive free classroom supplies when the Knox County Schools/PTA Teacher Supply Depot opens for the second time in the 2013-2014 school year.


The Teacher Supply Depot provides Knox County educators with a variety of new and used classroom materials at no charge. Since the depot is driven solely by donations, it is a unique way for local businesses and community members to partner with the school system to provide material support to teachers. All donated materials are used to enhance instruction and promote student achievement in the classroom.


In its 12 years of service, the Teacher Supply Depot has benefited more than 9,000 Knox County educators and has provided an estimated $2.5 million worth of materials made possible through the support of local businesses and community members.


Located at 709 N. Cedar Bluff Rd. in the former Cedar Bluff Intermediate School, the Teacher Supply Depot is a joint venture between the Knox County Council PTA and the Knox County Schools.


Although donations are accepted year-round, the Teacher Supply Depot is open only on certain dates throughout each school year. Anyone planning to shop at the Teacher Supply Depot must bring a school ID or another form of identification to be admitted.


Future Teacher Supply Depot shopping days include

Saturday, January 25, 2014 Saturday, March 29, 2014

Additional information can be found at www.teachersupplydepot.org.