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Teacher Supply Depot looking for community donations

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CHATTANOOGA, TN. (WRCB) -- The Hamilton County Council of PTAs is seeking donations for the Teacher Supply Depot for its next "Teacher Shopping Day" which will be Saturday, February 25th. Hamilton County public school teachers who are members of a Hamilton County public school PTA can "shop for free" at the Depot.  

Many students cannot afford to buy school supplies, and many teachers use their own money to help their students.  The Teacher Supply Depot helps take the financial burden off public school teachers, by helping them stock their classrooms.
"It's regrettable that our public schools don't receive sufficient funding to provide the basics for classroom learning", says Tom Edd Wilson, president of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. "One way we can help overcome this deficit is by supporting the Depot where teachers can obtain classroom supplies free of charge."
All donations are tax deductible, and businesses can donate any time of year.  

If you are making a large donation or need someone to pick it up, contact Teacher Supply Depot Chairman Jimi Crooks at (423) 320-6340 or teachersupplydepot@hcde.org.

Businesses can drop off small donations Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the old Mary Ann Garber School, 2225 Roanoke Avenue.  For more information go to www.hcptacouncil.org.

Teachers can find a use for anything, but here is a list of items they often need.  Items in bulk are always appreciated!

Arts & Crafts Material:
Art Supplies, Beads, Buttons, Craft Pom Poms, Fabric Scraps, Felt Boards, Felt Scrap, Glitter, Modeling Clay, Multi-Colored Cellophane, Pipe Cleaners, Popsicle Sticks, Ribbon, Scrapbooking Materials, Snaps, Stencils, Stickers, String, Velcro, Wiggle Eyes, Yarn
Children's Toys:
Play Dough, Play Money, Reward Items, Sidewalk Chalk, Small Toys
Manila File Folders, Plastic Folders, Pocket Folders, Prong Folders Health & Beauty Items: Baby Wipes, Band Aids, Cotton Balls, Hand Sanitizer, Tweezers
Household Items:
AA Batteries, AAA Batteries, Aluminum Foil, Aluminum Pie Plates, Clothes Pins, Clorox/Lysol Wipes, Magnets, Safety Pins, Straws, Styrofoam Meat Trays, Toothpicks 

Lawn & Garden Items:
Measuring Tape, Plastic Buckets, Potting Pots, Potting Seeds, Potting Tools, Yard Sticks
Medical/Science Equipment:
Anatomy Models, Beakers, Dissection Materials, Funnels, Graduated Cylinders, Latex/Non-latex Gloves, Medicine Cups, Medicine Droppers, Microscopes, Pipettes, Safety Glasses, Syringes (no needles), Test Tubes, Test Tube Holders, Test Tube Tongs, Tongue Depressors
Multimedia Items:
CD Cases, CD-Rs, Children's Music CDs & DVDs
3 Subject Notebooks, 5 Subject Notebooks, Composition Notebooks, Mini Notebooks, Primary Writing Tablets, Subject Notebooks
Office Supplies:
Binder Clips, Calendars, Clip Boards, Cork Boards, Dry Erase Boards, Dry Erase Board Cleaner, Dry Erase Markers, Hole Punchers, Index Cards, Insertable Tabs for Binders, Labels, Page Protectors, Paper Clips, Paper Clip Holders, Post-it notes, Pushpins/Tacks, Report Covers, Rolodex, Rubber Bands, Rubber Stamps, Stamp Pads, Staple Removers, Staplers, Staples, White-out
Finger Paint, Paint Brushes, Paint Smocks, Puff Paint, Tempera Paint, Watercolor Paint
Art Paper, Colored Card Stock, Colored Copy Paper, Construction Paper, Filler Paper, Graph Paper, Large Note Cards, Manila Paper, Newsprint, Primary Writing Paper, Rolls of Paper, White Card Stock, White Copy Paper, Writing/Story Paper
Paper Products:
Contact Paper, Napkins, Paper Bags, Paper Cups, Paper Plates, Paper Towels, Kleenex, Tissue Paper, Wax Paper
Colored Pencils, Mechanical Pencils, Pencils, Pencil Boxes, Pencil Pouches, Pencil Sharpeners, Primary Fat Pencils, Red Pencils
Black Pens, Erasable Pens, Green Pens, Highlighters, Markers, Red Pens, Sharpies
Plastic Products:
Plastic Bowls with Lids, Plastic Cups, Plastic Plates, Plastic Utensils, Plastic Wrap, Ziploc Bags
School Supplies:
Backpacks, Bottled Glue & Glue Sticks, Bookmarks, Brads, Calculators, Compasses, Crayons (Regular & Jumbo), Erasers (Handheld & Pencil), Globes, Maps, Poster Board, Protractors, Rulers, Scissors, Zipper Binders
Clear Packing Tape, Duct Tape, Masking Tape, Tape, Tape Dispensers  
Teacher Supplies:
ABC Line Desk Tape, Blackboard Erasers, Bulletin Board Backing, Bulletin Board Borders, Chart Display Tape, Laminating Film, Number Line Desk Tape, Overhead Markers, Transparencies
Cork, Empty Film Containers, Fish Gravel, Fish Nets, Greeting Cards, Musical Instruments, Party Supplies, Seasonal Decorations, Tote Bags

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