The Newport Plain Talk
Local Sports Search Sports Archive The Running Journal SEC Sports
Obituaries Obituaries Archive
Subscribe Today! Learn More About:
Search: Recent News Archives or try Advanced Search
Clear Clear
63 °
Click For Extended Forecast

More Jobs
In Newport, TN

choose text size bigger text smaller text

New group is working to meet needs in the county


Melinda Mitchell, right, is the project leader for a drive to help needy children
with school supplies. The organization/ministry she belongs to is called "Pay
It Forward", and it is comprised of local people wanting to help local people
in need, according to director Teresa Coker. On the left is Beverly Myers,
owner of East Tennessee Coffee Company. The café is one of several
drop-off points for donations of school supplies.
Published: 10:01 PM, 07/19/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-There's a new benevolence organization in Cocke County called "Pay It Forward" that is helping a variety of people struggling to get by.

One of their current projects is collecting school supplies for needy children before school starts in August.

Melinda Mitchell is the volunteer project leader for the school supplies drive.

She said that all the donations of school supplies, such as paper, pens, markers, glue, etc. will be donated to needy kids in the Newport and Cocke County school systems, covering all grades, from years kindergarten to 12th grade.

Drop-off donation sites include the East Tennessee Coffee Company on East Broadway, Aaron's Rentals on the Cosby Highway, the Newport Cinema 4 theater, several churches, and the county mayor's office in the Courthouse Annex.

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

Print This Story Print This Story Email This Story Email This Story To A Friend

Subscribe to The Newport Plain Talk by clicking SUBSCRIBE. Sign up for Breaking News emails from The Newport Plain Talk by clicking EMAIL ALERTS and inputting your email address next to "Add Me" near the top right corner.

Find more businesses on

Attorneys · Automotive · Health Care · Restaurants Retail · Services · Home & Garden · Recreation


Enter your email address to sign up.
Email Address:
Receive special offers from The Newport Plain Talk.



View All Galleries