Eighty-five boxes filled with every supply a student could need – backpacks, lunch boxes, notebooks, pocket folders, pens, pencils, washable markers, pencil cases, crayons, glue/glue sticks, scissors, rulers and hand wipes – were dropped off at district offices on Sept. 7 thanks to the generosity of United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign.
Educational Bus Transportation, which services the district, pulled into the administrative building with the packed boxes and members of the Middle School’s Builders Club, the junior version of the Key Club, were on hand ready to help unload the packages.
Representatives from United Way said they received more donations than ever and the need keeps growing. The program, now in its eighth year, also has the support of many corporate partners.
The Builders Club, along with adviser Maria Ostrofsky, will sort through the supplies and package them for distribution throughout the buildings.