Stuff the Bus: United Way collects school supplies for local students
It’s the same challenge at the start of every school year: Parents and teachers worry about whether their students will have all the classroom supplies they need.
The Catawba County United Way (CCUW) once again stepped up to help fill this gap with its annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive. The event ran from July through mid-August.
With 24 collection sites, Stuff the Bus doubled the donations received last year collecting more than 10,000 individual items, not including a record amount of personal hygiene products collected in the spring.
“It is so nice when our kids come on the first day or an open house and if they don’t have what they need, we’re able to hand them a bag with everything they’re going to need for the school year,” North Newton Elementary school counselor Emily Miller said…..