School Supplies

Every August, over 300 children receive approximately $350 worth of new school supplies, helping area students begin the year right. Although the focus for collect supplies is in July and August, we accept donations year-round. Below is a list of our most needed items:

  • New underwear (women and girl sizes)
  • New socks (no show: men, boys, girls, women sizes)
  • New underwear (boxers: men and boys and characters for the small boys)
  • Colored pencils
  • Expo Dry erase markers
  • 24 count crayons
  • Cap eraser, big pink pearl eraser
  • Covered pencil sharpener
  • Fat pencils with sharpener (for kindergarten)
  • Jumbo crayons
  • Mechanical pencils with lead
  • No.2 pencils
  • Sharpie markers
  • Washable markers
  • Yellow highlighters
  • Scissors (safety and pointed)
  • 3 and 5-subject notebooks (spiral composition books)
  • 5 tab dividers
  • Binders (3-ring, two pocket binders, half inch, 1”-1.5″, and 2 inch”, assorted colors or characters)
  • Construction paper
  • Graph paper
  • Index cards (ruled and non-ruled) 3x5 and 4x6
  • Indexed tab dividers (5 count or 8 count)
  • Kindergarten paper writing pads
  • Loose leaf/ filler paper (wide rule/college rule)
  • Plastic pocket folders with prongs (primary colors: red, blue, green, orange, yellow, purple)
  • Post-it notes individually wrapped
  • Primary writing journals and tablets
  • Band-Aids
  • Hand sanitizer (full size)
  • Lysol or Clorox wipes
  • Paper towels (wrapped in individual packs)
  • Ziploc baggies, (snack, sandwich, gallon and quart size)
  • Backpacks (all sizes kindergarten through high school)
  • Lunch bags/boxes (characters are ok)
  • Zippered pencil pouches (the kind you can put in a binder)
  • Flash drives, at least 1 GB
  • Graphing calculators (TI-84, TI-84 Silver)
  • Pocket dictionary/thesaurus
  • Plastic pencil boxes

Donation Dock
6017 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road
Ooltewah, TN 37363

Donation Dock Hours**
Sunday • 12-5pm
Monday-Thursday • 8am-5pm
Friday • 9am-3pm
Saturday • Closed

** Donations received outside of these hours are not eligible for a tax receipt.