NEW RIVER VALLEY, VA – United Way of Montgomery, Radford and Floyd is kicking off its fourth-annual Stuff the Bus campaign July 1st. Stuff the Bus is a school supply drive for children in need in the New River Valley. Stuff the Bus campaigns will be in Montgomery County, Floyd County and Radford City. The donation locations and Stuff the Bus Event locations are listed below.
Drop Locations: Drop bins will be placed at the entrances of these locations.
Montgomery: July 1 - September 4
Kroger, South Main in Blacksburg
Dollar General Market, Christiansburg
Big Lots, Christiansburg
Floyd: July 1 - August 12
Republic of Floyd
Radford: July 1 - August 26
Radford Public Library
Stuff the Bus events:
Montgomery: Saturday, August 17th
Big Lots Christiansburg
Floyd: Saturday, July 20th
Floyd County Courthouse
Radford: Friday, August 9th
All Stuff the Bus events will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. A school bus will be parked at each location the entire day to allow local residents to donate supplies and “stuff the bus.”
In 2012, residents across the New River Valley donated 12,000 items and served 413 children. Although last year’s Stuff the Bus campaign was a huge success, many children and families had to be turned away. With growing needs in the New River Valley, more and more children need our help. We ask local residents to please join us in our efforts to provide school supplies.
Items Needed: Backpack, Lunchbox, Binder, Folders with pockets, Spiral notebooks (College-rule and Wide-rule), Notebook paper (College-rule and Wide-rule), Erasable ballpoint pens, No. 2 pencils, Highlighters, Pens, Pink erasers, Safety scissors, Washable markers, Colored pencils/Crayons, Glue sticks, Pointed scissors, Ruler, 3” x 5” Index cards, 5-tab index dividers, 3 or 5-subject spiral notebooks, Protractor, Compass, Graph paper, Calculator, etc.
If your family needs assistance with school supplies for your children, please contact Montgomery Emergency Assistance Program (MCEAP) at (540) 381-1561, Floyd Emergency Assistance Program (FCEAP) at (540) 745-2102 or Radford Clothing Bank at (540) 633-5050.
For more information about United Way’s Stuff the Bus campaign please contact United Way of Montgomery, Radford and Floyd at (540) 381-2066 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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