Hamilton County Council Of PTAs Offers Free Shopping Day For Teachers

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Hamilton County Council of PTAs (HCC of PTAs) will offer another shopping day at the Teacher Supply Depot this Saturday.  It will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m or until school supplies are gone. The Teacher Supply Depot is located inside the old Mary Ann Garber School at 2225 Roanoke Avenue.

More than 200 teachers who are members of Hamilton County public school PTAs have signed up to "shop for free" to help stock their classrooms to help their students.

This year, there are thousands of dollars worth of school supplies in the Teacher Supply Depot, thanks to the United Way of Greater Chattanooga's "Stuff the Bus" school supply drive.

The HCC of PTAs gathers donations from local businesses and the public to stock the

Teacher Supply Depot. Donations are always needed and they are tax deductible.

Below is a list of top 50 items the Teacher Supply Depot needs to help Hamilton County public school educators and students. Items in bulk are always appreciated.

1. Wood pencils (no plastic coating)

2. White copy paper

3. Crayola markers

4. Crayola crayons

5. Dry erase markers

6. Hand sanitizer

7. Kleenex

8. Index cards

9. Paper towels

10. Post-it notes

11. Freezer bags (gallon, quart, sandwich size)

12. Colored pencils

13. Sharpie markers (thin and thick tip)

14. Teacher pens (black, red and other colors)

15. Scotch tape

16. Staples

17. Glue sticks

18. Scissors

19. Clorox/Lysol wipes

20. Construction paper

21. Colored copy paper

22. Pocket folders (with prongs, various colors)

23. Electric pencil sharpeners

24. Paper clips (large and small)

25. Glue

26. Notebook paper

27. Staplers

28. Highlighters

29. Manila file folders

30. White card stock

31. Rubber bands (big and small)

32. Band-aids

33. Composition books

34. Spiral notebooks

35. Push pins

36. Air freshener/Febreeze spray

37. Cap erasers

38. Rulers

39. Poster board

40. Dry erase board cleaner

41. Masking tape

42. Colored card stock

43. Clear packing tape

44. Page protectors

45. 3 ring binders

46. File folder labels

47. Insertable dividers for binders

48. Binder clips

49. Printer ink cartridges

50. Single subject spiral notebooks

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