While it seems as if school just let out for the annual summer vacation, it won’t be long before students will be gathering their supplies and heading back for another exciting year. Unfortunately, many families within our county will be preparing for the new school year without the ability to purchase the basic items that students need to get the school year off to a good start.
To help in supporting this need, the United Way of Logan County will be running its annual “STUFF THE BUS” program in an attempt to gather and distribute the basic items that these students will need.
Everything gathered will be divided and distributed to Logan County’s five city and county schools.
This year the program will begin on Monday, July 29, with several local businesses serving as early drop-off points.
The final day of the event will be held in conjunction with the Logan County Farmers Market from 8:30am–12:00pm on Saturday, August 17. On that day a School Bus will be parked at the Logan County Farmers Market in the lot behind the Main Street Marketplace building where the community can drop off supplies that may not have been donated earlier.
Last year over $5,000 in supplies were collected to help to make those first days of school successful for many students.
The goal this year is to double that effort. If you own or manage a business, work in an office, factory of distribution center, attend a church with a youth group that would like to help or work with a United Way supported agency, please consider making this a project that you and your fellow associates can participate in.
At the conclusion of any collection project, supplies gathered can be dropped off at the School Bus on Saturday, August 17, or they may be brought to the United Way office during the week of August 12 in Bellefontaine at 130 S. Main Street – Suite 109, or call the UWLC office at 592-2886 and arrangements will be made to pick them up.
This is a great way to involve the businesses and members of our community while helping to make those early days of the new school year a success for many students.