NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Nashville students returning to school this week are getting a little help from the city.
According to The Tennessean, more than 2,000 students will receive supplies collected this month during Nashville's new back-to-school supply drive.
The mayor's office said the drive raised nearly $20,000. The LP PENCIL Box store received the donations, which educators can pick up for free.
Teachers can visit the store twice a year, choosing up to $250 in supplies for their students.
Mayor Karl Dean says he wants the drive to be an annual event.
The first day of school in Nashville is Wednesday.