Every year, United Way has its Stuff The Bus initiative and partners with local companies and the community at large to donate, collect, sort, and distribute school supplies to hundreds of children in need at local Title I schools.
This year, a total of 5,764 backpacks were stuffed with school supplies. Thirty-five local Title I schools received backpacks for students in need.
One of the best parts about getting ready for the new school year is picking out new school supplies, but some local families can’t afford these necessary materials. A backpack filled with pencils, notebooks, and erasers are just ordinary school supplies to most kids, but to a child in need those few items can be treasured, helping to bridge the gap between fitting in and feeling different.
STUFF THE BUS SUCCESS
|YEAR||BACKPACKS FILLED||SCHOOLS HELPED|
|2014||app. 900||UWCV agencies that serve youth received backpacks|
If you would like to find out more about or how to help Stuff the Bus, contact Denise Guthrie at firstname.lastname@example.org.