Tech Center in challenge to aid Teachers Supply Closet

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Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman’s Honor Society has challenged classes at the Harriman center to see who can generate the most support for this year’s Teachers Supply Closet.

The students from each class will donate items and canvass the community to solicit support through monetary donations or donated school supplies.

The winning class will celebrate with a pizza party provided by the Honor Society, which is an organization of students from all of the center’s full-time programs.

This is the 10th year for the Teachers Supply Closet, which helps teachers stock their classrooms with items donated by the community.

Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman has been actively involved every year. Students this year are attempting to top last year’s school total of more than 1,500 donated items.

Typically, all school supplies are welcomed, especially hard-to-find or unique items like heavy-duty staplers, three-hole punches, art supplies, surface-disinfecting wipes and zipper-sealed bags.

Many businesses contribute “logoed” promotional items, such as letter openers and pens or pencils, which are also welcome.

The center’s students will pick up any donation from individuals and businesses interested in helping the Teachers Supply Closet.

To arrange for donations to be picked up, call Mare Thomas at 882-6703.

In addition to Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, donation collection points include the Roane County Chamber of Commerce, Roane County United Way and Roane State Community College are collection points for any donated items.