LP PENCIL Box, a collaborative venture between PENCIL Foundation and LP Building Products, offers Metro teachers the opportunity to shop free for classroom school supplies, benefiting Nashville's most needy school children. Since its inception in 2005, $1.6 million worth of school supplies has been distributed to nearly 94,000 students.
"We are grateful to have the support of LP and the Tennessee Titans," said Ulli Heregger, LP PENCIL Box program manager. "This has become our biggest school supply drive each year thanks to the generosity of Titans fans. In the last three years we've collected $50,000 in school supplies, which really helps us start the year off right."
Volunteers from PENCIL Foundation and LP Building Products will collect donated items from fans at the seven collection drop-off locations outside LP Field with the collection time starting at 10:00am through the first quarter of the game. Fans are encouraged to bring the following 10 most-needed items:
• Pencil boxes
• Hand Soap
• Germ X
• Paper Towels
• Colored Pencils
"The Titans are very excited to partner with LP's effort to provide school supplies for Nashville's less fortunate students," said Don MacLachlan, Titans EVP of Administration and Facilities. "LP has an incredible desire and very generous history of aiding many charitable endeavors throughout the country. We are proud to join them in our initial game day drive for the LP PENCIL Box when we host the Texans. Since moving to Tennessee our fans have always responded to our charitable drives in a most gracious manner, proving once again why they are the best fans in the NFL!"
"Titans fans and the Tennessee Titans have made significant contributions to LP PENCIL Box," said Mary Cohn, corporate affairs manager and president of the LP Foundation, the charitable arm of LP. "We are proud to again partner with them to support Metro schools and build a better future for Nashville."
The Tennessee Titans have had great success with their annual stadium drives and will continue to collect items this season to include AT&T Cell Phone Drive on Nov. 1st; Second Harvest Food Drive on Nov. 15th; Titans Foundation Coat Drive on Nov. 29th; the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots Drive on Dec. 13th and Nurses for Newborns Baby Shower Drive on Dec.20th.