United Way of DeKalb County Seeks Support for "Stuff the School Bus"

July 26, 2008
by: 
Dwayne Page

United Way of DeKalb County is asking for your help in their "Stuff the School Bus" campaign.

Melissa Wallace of United Way says this school supply drive is designed to help our county's teachers supplement their classroom supplies. "We hope to have volunteers at area businesses during the upcoming tax-free weekend, August 1st & 2nd, to collect supplies. Volunteers will also be available to pick up donations from area businesses from Aug 1-Aug 8.

"Stuff the School Bus" is a school supply drive for DeKalb County. Donations are solicited at area retailers and then distributed to area schools. Local businesses are also encouraged to participate by having in-house school supply drives and being collection points for people who cannot make it to the weekend events.

You can help in many easy ways by volunteering to help with organizing the event; helping with the delivery of donation boxes and pick up of workplace donations; volunteering to collect donations at the bus stops on the weekends; coordinating your business's "Stuff the Bus" school supply drive and or consider being a collection point for the public; and helping get the word out.

For more information and to volunteer, please contact Melissa Wallace of the United Way of DeKalb County at 615-597-1629 or email at unitedway@dtccom.net.

Supplies Needed include:

Filler Paper (Wide Ruled)
Primary Tablets
Pencils
Erasers
Ink Pens (Blue, Black & Red)
Crayons (16 ct. or larger)
Construction Paper
Washable Markers
Colored Pencils
Highlighters
Glue (sticks or bottle)
Scissors
1 or 2 inch 3 Ring Binders
2 Pocket Folders
Nap Mats
Dry Erase Markers and Erasers
Baby Wipes
Paper Towels
Kleenex
Hand Sanitizer
Bleach Wipes

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