Friday, June 30, 2017

Time to “Stuff the Bus” with United Way

Goal is to collect 12,000 school supplies for area children

Greenville, OH (June 26, 2017): The Darke County United Way is once again having its annual Stuff A Bus school supply drive to collect school supplies and distribute them to all Darke County school districts for students in need. Items needed include: paper (wide and college-ruled), composition books, #2 pencils, blue and black pens, erasers, rulers, glue sticks, safety scissors, markers, washable markers, highlighters, post it notes, crayons in 16 or 24 packs, single subject notebooks, colored pencils, pocket folders, calculators, pencil sharpeners, pencil pouches/boxes, dry erase markers, backpacks, lunch boxes, ziplock bags, tissues, and/or antibacterial wipes.

Collection day is Friday, July 28th from 9:00 am-4:00 pm in the Buffalo Wild Wings parking lot in Greenville and from 9:00 am-2:00 pm at Midmark in Versailles. If you would like to drop off school supplies before July 28th please drop items off at the following locations: Farmers State Bank – Greenville and New Madison Branches, Greenville Federal - main office, Greenville National Bank – Broadway branch in Greenville and branches in Ansonia, Arcanum, Bradford, and Gettysburg, Greenville Public Library, McDonald’s North and South, Second National Bank – Broadway branch in Greenville and Arcanum & Versailles branches, Versailles Savings & Loan office in Versailles, and the Darke County United Way Office.

“In 2016, we collected a little over $6,000 worth of school supplies. Our goal for 2017 is to collect 12,000 supplies, which will be nearly $10,000 worth, to give our community’s children the tools to succeed and learn,” stated Darke County United Way Executive Director, Christy Baker. Superintendent of Greenville City Schools, Doug Fries, appreciates the impact of this initiative. Superintendent Fries stated, “The United Way Stuff the Bus Program is greatly appreciated by the entire Greenville City Schools District. These supplies donated by the community go a long way to benefit students and families who struggle to be able to supply these items. Thank you to both the United Way and the community for your support of Stuff the Bus Program.”

Stuff the Bus benefits children in the following school districts: Ansonia, Arcanum, Bradford, Franklin Monroe, Greenville, Mississinawa Valley, Tri Village, Versailles, and Board of Developmental Disabilities.

The Darke County United Way fights for the health, education, and stability of every person in our community. For more information, contact the Darke County United Way at 547-1272 or unitedway@darkecountyunitedway.org.

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