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 needs — including 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).
$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.