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.
United Way celebrated the end of its third annual Stuff the Bus, a school supply drive for local youth in need, on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. A total of 4,620 backpacks were stuffed with school supplies for this year’s Stuff The Bus program. United Way partnered with local companies and the community at large to donate, collect, sort, and distribute school supplies to hundreds of at-risk youth at 23 Title One schools in Muscogee County and 10 other under achieving schools in the area.
STUFF THE BUS SUCCESS
|YEAR||BACKPACKS STUFFED||SCHOOLS HELPED|
|2014||app. 900||UWCV agencies that serve youth received backpacks|