• Teacher Supply Depot

    The Teacher Supply Depot is a collection center and warehouse of donated new and used classroom materials provided free of charge for teachers, their assistants and other school personnel in the Knox County Schools. The Depot is open four times each school year to provide educators with an opportunity to get materials and supplies for classroom needs.

    The Depot is located at 709 North Cedar Bluff Road behind Cedar Bluff Preschool (former Cedar Bluff Intermediate School building). The Depot staff collects, consolidates and organizes donated supplies, so teachers can take what they need free of charge. Donations can be delivered to the Depot Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. It is recommended that you call the Teacher Supply Depot at (865) 470-0750, before delivering a donation.


    Important Notes about Shopping Days

    Parking is available along the roadway adjacent to the Depot’s main entrance and in the parking lot behind Cedar Bluff Middle. No children or spouses are allowed in the Depot area during opening days. For registration, teachers should wear school ID or bring other form of identification. Boxes or bags will be provided to carry materials and supplies. 


    Thank you, Knox County!

    Since the inception of the Teacher Supply Depot in January 2001, many businesses and community members have stepped forward to donate materials, money and time to the Depot, allowing educators to receive more than $2,500,000 worth of classroom materials and equipment for their schools.  Thank you, Knox County businesses and community.

    If you would like to contribute supplies or materials to the Depot, please contact the Teacher Supply Depot at (865) 470-0750.

  • Depot Shopping Dates

    Aug. 26, 2021 (4 p.m.-6 p.m.)
    Aug. 28, 2021 (8 a.m.-1 p.m.)
    Oct. 21, 2021 (4 p.m.-6 p.m.)
    Oct. 23, 2021 (8 a.m.-1 p.m.)
    Feb. 26, 2022 (8 a.m.-1 p.m.)

    * Shopping opportunities will be made by appointment only. 

  • Donations

    Donations can be delivered Monday-Friday,  8 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Call (865) 470-0750 for details.
  • Supply Wish List

    Classroom materials are needed each time teachers visit the Teacher Supply Depot. Please help reduce a teacher's out-of-pocket expenses by donating much needed supplies and/or making a monetary donation to purchase supplies. Donations can be delivered to the Teacher Supply Depot, located at 709 North Cedar Bluff Road (former Cedar Bluff Intermediate School).

    Below are just a few of the items teachers choose each time the Depot is open.  For more ideas, download the Depot Wish List.  If you have items you think might be usable, call the Teacher Supply Depot (865-470-0750).  Remember, your donation is tax-deductible!

    Art Paper Manila File Folders (letter size)
    Art Supplies Modeling Clay
    Art Tissue Paper Note Pads
    Board Erasers (dry erase) Notebook Paper
    Bulletin Board Materials Number Line Desk Tapes
    Calculators Overhead Markers
    Children's Music (tapes/records/books) Paper Clips (all sizes)
    Clear Tape Pencils (number 2)
    Clipboards Permanent Markers
    Color Copy Paper Play-Dough
    Color Card Stock Paper Poster Board
    Colored Pencils Post-it Notes (all kinds)
    Coloring Markers (all sizes) Protractors
    Compasses Red Pencils & Pens
    Construction Paper Reward/Incentive Items
    Crayons (all sizes) Rubber Bands
    Dividers Rug Samples
    D'Nealian ABC Desk Tapes Rugs
    Dry Erase Boards (all sizes) Rulers
    Dry Erase Markers School/Pencil Boxes
    Elmer's Glue Scissors (round & pointed)
    Erasers for Pencils Scotch Tape & Dispensers
    Erasers (large pink) Sharpie Pens
    First Start Writing Paper Simple Calculators
    Games (for all skills) Spiral Notebooks
    Glue (assorted size bottles) Staples
    Glue Sticks Staplers
    Highlighters (all colors & sizes) Stickers
    Hole Punches Tempera Paint
    Holiday Decorations Theme/Composition Books
    Index Cards Wallpaper Books
    Ink Pens Watercolor Paint Sets
    Labels (all sizes) White-out
    Large Writing Tablets Workbooks
    Left-hand Scissors Xerox Paper
    Magazines (Time, National
    Geographic, etc.)
    Also: Furnishings such as chairs, tables, etc.

    If you can help by donating any of these items, please contact the Teacher Supply Depot at (865) 470-0750.