You can help donate school supplies this tax free weekend

The Anderson County school system has announced that the school board recently voted to give every school $40 per student to eliminate the cost to parents for school supplies for this year.

According to the district, this means that parents will not need to purchase the usual back-to-school supplies like paper, binders and other essentials. Instead, they will be provided.

In its announcement, the school system said that “with the rising cost of food, gas, and other products caused by inflation, we hope that this initiative will help families in our community.”

In the meantime, if an individual or business would like to donate to help local students, get in touch with The Education Foundation for Clinton City and Anderson County Schools online at

You can also donate at the foundation’s Stuff the Bus event on Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30, at Walmart in Clinton.

Customers can come by from 2-7 p.m. on July 29 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 30 to purchase and donate supplies during Tennessee’s tax-free weekend.

The local Teacher Supply Depot, which supports teachers and educators in the Clinton city and Anderson County school systems, invites you to help them “Stuff the Bus” with donated school supplies over the tax-free weekend at the end of this month.

During the tax-free weekend July 29 -31, when clothing items and school supplies valued at $100 or less per item and computers under $1,500 will be sold sales tax-free, members of the Education Foundation for Clinton City and Anderson County schools will be at the Clinton Walmart to greet customers and share with them what kinds of school supplies are needed at the Teacher Supply Depot.

The depot provides free school supplies and other donated materials for educators in both systems to use in their classrooms. It depends on the generosity of the community to keep the needed items on the shelves.

Club Z In-Home & Online Tutoring of Knoxville, and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office will host a school supply drive for Anderson County Schools.

Donations can be dropped off at Anderson County Sheriff’s Office in downtown Clinton’s Jolley Building from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

They will also be co-hosting a “Pack-A-Police-Car” donation event at the Clinton Walmart at 150 Tanner Lane from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 30.

Some items to give: pencils – mechanical and regular; erasers; scissors; crayons; colored pencils; dry erase markers; one-subject notebooks; composition notebooks; loose-leaf paper; one-inch ring binders; one-and-a-half-inch ring binders; highlighters; index cards; two-pocket folders; Sharpies; binder dividers; calculators. backpacks