Nashville students receive generous donations of supplies just in time for school
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —
Hundreds of Nashville students and teachers are being gifted thousands of books and hundreds of backpacks stuffed with school supplies as an early Christmas present.
Just in time for the school year, books like The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Charlotte's Web will be distributed along with other donated items including notebooks, pencils, crayons and more at Glencliff Elementary School, 120 Antioch Pike at 6 p.m. on Monday.
All of the donations come from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) which represents over 160,000 painters, installers and finishing workers across the nation, thousands of them being in Tennessee. They partner with a non-profit foundation Painters and Allied Trades in Children (PATCH) to provide educational and medical services to the youth.
Glencliff Elementary is joining a network of over 90 partner charities and organizations supported by PATCH including hometown chapters of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Special Olympics, United Way, and the YMCA to make this event possible.
For more information go to their website here.