An effort to help teachers in Roane County keep their classrooms stocked with supplies is in need of community help.
The Roane County Teachers' Supply Closet collects supplies and monetary donations to help teachers with basic supplies to help free up school resources for other classroom projects. The teachers can then "shop" for the items for free.
The shopping event will be held next Wednesday, September 26, but the Roane Alliance says so far their donations are down dramatically from years past.
"I'm always worried about, are we going to get enough for the teachers, but somehow in the past they've always come in the last couple of weeks. We're now down to one last week and we just have a third of what we normally get," said Allen Lutz.
Donations and supplies have to be received by next Tuesday.
If you would like to help, you can take donations to:
- The Roane Alliance - 1209 North Kentucky Street, Kingston, TN 37763 by phone: (865) 376-5572
- The Roane County United Way - 2735 Roane State Highway, Harriman, TN 37748 by phone: (865) 882-7711