United Way of East TN Highlands is hosting the 2022 Back To School Supply Drive to benefit the teachers and students of Elizabethton / Carter County. According to the Tennessee Education Association (http://www.teateachers.org/), Tennessee educators spend, on average, $500 per year on basic classroom supplies for themselves and the students in the classroom; elementary educators tend to spend twice this amount. More than half of the households in Carter County struggle to make ends meet each month, leaving many children reliant on the teachers to provide them with the supplies they need each day.
How can you help?
Donate School Supplies – Stuff the Bus with school supplies! We’ve partnered up with the Elizabethton River Riders to bring our bus to their game on June 23rd. Below is a list of the most commonly needed supplies.
*If you want to donate items in advance of the game, please drop them off at our Elizabethton office (547 E Elk Ave), we’ll gladly give you two tickets to the game while supplies last!*
Donate Online – A monetary donation gives us the flexibility to fill in the gaps and purchase items that were not donated. If you can’t make it to the game or you want to avoid the collection of the items, this is the best option for you.