Created on Wednesday, 03 July 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
The United Way of Logan County will conduct its annual “Stuff The Bus” program this summer in an attempt to gather and distribute the basic items students need when they head back to school in the fall.
The program begins Monday, July 29, with several local businesses serving as early drop-off points.
The final day of the collection is from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Logan County Farmers’ Market, where a school bus will be parked in the lot behind the Main Street Marketplace building. Participants can drop off supplies at that location.
Items needed include erasers, scissors, school boxes, rulers, notebooks, pencils, highlighters, crayons, black and blue pens, glue, folders, paper, markers, glue sticks and colored pencils.
The supplies collected will be divided and distributed to each of the area schools to help families without the ability to purchase the basic items that children need to begin the school year.
For last year’s collection, a total of $5,000 in supplies were donated. This year, the United Way’s goal is to double that effort and the agency is requesting the help of area residents to meet that goal by organizing a collection within their business, workplace, church, etc.
Donations also can be dropped off at the United Way office, 130 S. Main St., Suite 109, during the week of Aug. 12, or call the office at 592-2886 to make arrangements for pickup.