Knox County Tennessee

Mayor Jacobs is pleased to announce the Summer Slam thanks to the commitment of several local businesses, non-profit organizations, and our faith-based partners. This summer there will be numerous opportunities across the county to access school supplies. Beginning with his annual Back to School Event, School Mania on Friday, July 26th from 3:00 pm -6:00 pm in the parking lot of the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park (3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive. On Saturday, July 27th the faith-based organizations listed below will also be hosting Back to School Events, providing school supplies and additional resources directly within our communities in hopes of alleviating transportation barriers to access supplies. Finally, the Knoxville Area Urban League will culminate the Back-to-School week with their Shoes for Schools on Saturday, August 3rd from 9:00 am-12:00 pm and will be held indoors at the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park (3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive). The hope from this county wide collaboration is to ensure all Knox County Students are equipped with the needed supplies they need to begin their school year to set them up for success throughout the school year. Please visit the attached links below for more information on each individual host site event. We hope to see you soon!

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2024 Sponsors

Arts and Culture Alliance
BlueCare Tennessee
Bob Cross (USI Insurance)
Bill and Crissy Haslam Foundation
Christ Covenant PCA
Clayton Foundation
Denark Construction
First Baptist Concord
First Utility District
Food City
Local Market
Knox Education Foundation
Knoxville Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union
Merit Construction
Regions Bank
Robert Campbell Associates
Reily Foods
Rouse Construction
Shafer Insurance
Stowers CAT
Wallace Real Estate