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(WBIR, Knoxville) - As students in East Tennessee head back to school, that also means it's time to go school supply shopping.

Tax free weekend in Tennessee runs Friday through Sunday. School supplies are exempt from taxes during those days.

This weekend, Mission of Hope is also collecting donations to help more than 10,000 Appalachian children get the tools they need to have a good school year.

"Mission Pack the Bus" is presented by the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek which is where the bus will be parked this weekend from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

You can drop off donations to benefit Mission of Hope's Back to School Program on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek Guest services located near Bed Bath & Beyond.

A $10 donation will provide a new backpack and supplies to one student.

Mission of Hope has also compiled a "Wish List" of needed school supplies.

Preschool and Kindergarten:

• Crayons

• Pencils

• Safety Scissors

• Glue Sticks

1st, 2nd and 3rd Grades:

• Crayons

• Pencils

• Folders – 3 Prong with Pocket

• Safety Scissors

• Glue Sticks

• Notebook Paper

4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Grades:

• Colored Pencils

• Pencils

• Ink Pens

• Folders – 3 Prong with Pocket

• Notebook Paper

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