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Metro School Supply Drive 2014LP Pencilbox logo

Mayor Karl Dean once again challenged Metro Departments to compete in the third annual back-to-school supply drive from Wednesday, July 9 to Friday, July 25 to help make sure students have the supplies they need to be ready for school including scissors, notebook paper, backpacks and other needed supplies. The supplies and monetary donations went to LP PENCIL Box, a free school supply store for educators in Metro Schools. The 2014 drive raised a total of $22,421, enough school supplies to aid 2,242 Metro Schools students this year. The following departments won their category. (Note: The winners for the General Government were selected by total number of average pounds per person for each department, which included both donated items and virtual donations):

General Government: Agricultural Extension
Public Safety: Metro Nashville Police Department
Public Participation: Nashville Farmers' Market & Nashville Public Library

Contest Winners

School Supply Mayor Drive TOTALS 2014.pdf

Metro School Supply Drive 2013

Mayor Karl Dean once again challenged Metro Departments to compete in the second annual back-to-school supply drive in 2013 to help make sure students have the supplies they need to be ready for school including scissors, notebook paper, backpacks and other needed supplies. The 2013 drive raised a total of $15,926, enough school supplies to aid 1,600 Metro Schools students this year. The following departments won their category. (Note: The winners for the General Government were selected by total number of average pounds per person for each department, which included both donated items and virtual donations):

General Government: Human Relations Commission
Public Safety: Metro Nashville Fire Department
Public Participation: Nashville Public Library

school supply winners

School Supply Drive Totals 2013

Mayor Dean also recognized departments that increased their donation amount by at least 10 percent compared to last year’s drive. They included the Metro Beer Board, the Davidson County Clerk and Master Office, Metro Codes Administration, Criminal Justice Planning, Emergency Communications Center, Mayor’s Office, Metro Action Commission, Metro Legal Department, Metro Planning Department, Metro Public Health Department, Department of Law and Davidson County Register of Deeds.

Metro School Supply Drive 2012

Mayor Karl Dean challenged Metro Departments to compete in the first annual back-to-school supply drive in July 2012 to help make sure students have the supplies they need including scissors, notebook paper, backpacks and other supplies they need to be ready for school. The school supply drive ran from July 9 to July 20 at all Metro offices. Departments that collected the most supplies were recognized by Mayor Dean at a ceremony where awards were given to departments who won their categories.

The following departments won their category. (Note: The winners for the General Government were selected by total number of average pounds per person for each department, which included both donated items and virtual donations):

General Government: Agricultural Extension
Public Safety: Metro Nashville Fire Department
Public Participation: Nashville Public Library

Mayor Dean stands with department winners

Metro School Supply Drive Questions

If you have any supply drive questions, please contact Laurel Creech at laurel.creech@nashville.gov or 862-6030. For LP PENCIL Box questions, please contact Kimberly Washington, LP PENCIL Box program manager at the PENCIL Foundation, at kwashington@pencilfd.org or 974-0438.