PENCIL opens second Nashville location for free school supplies


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More Metro Nashville Public School teachers will have access to free school supplies thanks to PENCIL. ✏️

The local branch of the nonprofit established in 1982 has worked to address MNPS student needsincluding mentorships, job shadowing, and school supplies — through various community partnerships.

One of the first steps to promote student success is to equip them with the necessary tools — which is why PENCIL recently opened a second location for teachers to shop for school supplies free of charge.

PENCIL Box has been serving MNPS through its West Nashville store (7199 Cockrill Bend Blvd.) since 2018, offering items like pencils, paper, notebooks, cleaning supplies, and more. Now, a larger number of teachers will have access to these classroom essentials through the new satellite location at 5380 Hickory Hollow Pkwy. in Antioch (inside Tri-Star Medical Plaza).

Teachers can make an appointment to shop at either location once per quarter. Those who wish to have supplies delivered can opt for delivery via the PENCIL Van.

$2.75 million worth of supplies — collected through community donations and local partnerships — have been distributed since the West Nashville location’s opening in 2018.

Want to volunteer? Sign up for slots through Hands On Nashville to assist teachers during shopping hours, or apply for tutoring + mentorship opportunities.