Thousands of other books and school supplies were donated to students and teachers in Nashville before they head back to school.
The donation was made by the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), which represents over 160,000 painters, installers, and finishing workers across the nation, including thousands in Tennessee.
Monday's event at Glencliff Elementary School marked the new partnership for IUPAT's nonprofit wing, Painters and Allied Trades Children's Hope Foundation (PATCH).
PATCH provides educational and medical services to youth. Glencliff Elementary joins a network of more than 90 other organizations supported by PATCH, including hometown chapters of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Special Olympics, United Way, and the YMCA.