United Way of the New River Valley is kicking off its ninth-annual Stuff the Bus campaign on July 1st, 2018. The Stuff the Bus program is a school supply drive for children in need in the New River Valley. Locations throughout the community will have drop bins available for donations July 1st through July 31st for community members to contribute to the effort.
All items received in a specific community will be distributed to children in need in that community. All donations stay local to serve the needs of local children. Distribution of the school supplies this year will be through local partner charities and given to local school systems to help teachers.
In addition to the month-long collection, a Stuff the Bus Event will take place Saturday, July 28th from 9am to 6pm at the Christiansburg Walmart. Three school buses from Montgomery County, Radford City, and Floyd County will be parked out front, and the community is urged to come out and “stuff the bus” to send local children back to school prepared to learn.
In 2017, residents across the New River Valley donated over 9,000 items and served 604 children. Although last year’s Stuff the Bus campaign was a huge success, more children need our help. Please join us in our efforts to provide school supplies for children in our community, in hopes we will reach more children and help more families this year.