CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE!
75% OF LOCAL CHILDREN ARE ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED.
CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME.
THE EDUCATORS SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PERSONALLY SUPPORT THEIR CLASSROOMS!
THE IRS CERTIFIED THAT ADOPT-A-CLASS IS A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION.
Donations are always needed to replenish supplies at our adopted schools. We believe educators should never have to personally support their classrooms. Collected supplies benefit students, teachers and support staff. We hope you will consider Adopt-a-Class as a worthy recipient of your charitable allocations. Contributions are very much appreciated by the
teachers, staff, classroom volunteers and students.
Loudon and Monroe County schools are progressively responding to the challenges of educating students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools will open on August 7th, as scheduled, and Adopt-a-Class will continue active support. During the pandemic, Adopt-a-Class will shift its primary focus from classroom volunteer services to school support through donations. Our relationships with all three adopted schools are strong and will continue. Your contributions will benefit local children, teachers and staff.
Below you will find lists of current school needs, and routine needs of
students, teachers, and support staff
Please check this page for updated information on current school needs.
Donations needed for students are:
Ticonderoga pencils are preferred by teachers. This high quality brand performs much better than less expensive types and is needed for standardized testing.
Donations needed for Teachers are:
Donations needed for Support Staff are:
Collections will resume on July 20. Students will return to all three of our adopted schools on Friday, August 7.
For Loudon and Steekee Elementary Schools donations:
For Vonore Elementary School donations:
Cash donations are extremely helpful and tax-exempt. Adopt-a-Class is
exempt from TN sales tax when using donated funds to purchase school
supplies requested by our sponsored schools. Funds are also used to support projects posted by our schools' teachers on DonorsChoose, a national nonprofit organization that facilitates funding of classroom projects.
Checks may be made payable to "Adopt-a-Class" and mailed to:
C/o Karen Hamerslag
232 Elohi Way
Loudon, TN 37774
Credit card contributions may be processed through PayPal. As a charitable organization, our fees are reduced 22% to 2.2% with a $0.30 transaction fee. To make your tax deductible contribution, go to:
Your donation will be used in full by Adopt-a-Class TN to support
Loudon, Steekee and Vonore Elementary Schools.
Benevity is an organization that offers solutions to nonprofits that facilitates corporate giving. Businesses offering this option allow employees to make contributions by payroll deductions to participating charities. Many companies will also match contributions. Adopt-a-Class TN is now registered to receive donations as direct deposit to our checking account, with minimal fees. Please visit their website at http://www.benevity.org.