PENCIL Foundation hosts back-to-school supply bash

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The PENCIL Foundation is celebrating 35 years of helping connect community resources to Metro schools.

To celebrate, the foundation is hosting a birthday bash at Richland Park Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be music, food truck and family-friendly activities. The first 500 people to donate $5 worth of school supplies to the LP PENCIL Box will receive a free scoop of Jeni’s ice cream.

The foundation is in need of anti-bacterial wipes, boxes of tissues, boxes of pencils, staples and 3-hole punches.

In 2016, PENCIL handed out more than $700,000 worth of school supplies to Metro teachers.

PENCIL serves all 89,000 students attending Metro Nashville Public Schools.

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