The United Way recently ended its annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign.
The project, meant to help Logan County families who struggle with providing school supplies to their children, wrapped up at Wal-Mart over the weekend. A Bellefontaine City school bus sat in front of the store as Girl Scouts handed out a list of needed supplies. A food trailer providing free hot dogs was provided by Wal-Mart. Other snacks were available for a donation. Lutheran Community Services provided volunteers to sort the supplies.
(Pictured, left to right: Trevor Davis, West Liberty-Salem High School volunteer; Laura Schroeder, Thomas & Marker Construction; and Brianna Jameson, Girl Scout.)
This year between $10,000 and $11,000 worth of supplies were donated to the program, which is a record. The supplies were distributed to Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan, Calvary Christian, Indian Lake, Ohio Hi-Point, Riverside, and West Liberty-Salem.
The supplies were delivered Monday.
Logan County businesses supported “Stuff the Bus” with advertising, being a designated drop-off site, collecting school supplies within their business, and delivering school supplies to the schools. Those businesses included:
Alan Galvez Insurance
Edward Jones, Lakeview
First Lutheran Church
First United Methodist Church
First United Presbyterian Church
Main Street Marketplace
Midwest Express Group
Thomas & Marker Construction
The Styling Company
Transportation Research Center
United Way Office
WPKO, WBLL, and peakofohio.com