Franklin County : United Way Stuff The Bus School Supply Drive

Franklin County

Help us “Stuff the Bus” by donating needed school supplies to be used by students at all five school districts in Franklin County.

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What is Stuff the Bus

This event provides much-needed school supplies to 5 local school districts in Franklin County. Last year 24 local businesses and organizations participated by displaying school supply collection boxes. In total, Franklin County residents helped to provide over $20,000 worth of supplies to local students. United Way hopes that this year will be equally as successful. United Way of Franklin County thanks Creative Minds Learning & Development Centers, Citi, and Park Avenue Pharmacy for sponsoring the 2022 event.

Who is United Way

United Way of Franklin County is a local non-profit organization dating back to 1942 in Chambersburg and 1961 in Waynesboro, started by community leaders as a Community Chest. The idea at the time was to bring together people and resources to address the pressing issues and help people locally. That hasn’t changed. United Way of Franklin County brings together people—community members, business and industry, local government, and community leadership to identify the needs across Franklin County and to connect solutions. United Way of Franklin County works to improve the quality of life by mobilizing the caring power of Franklin County communities.

Quoted Saying

 Amy Hicks, the Executive Director, United Way of Franklin County, said, “The month of August is a challenging time for many already-overstretched families, as they are faced with the added expense and stress of preparing their kids for school. When students come to school under prepared, learning suffers.”

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The Community Impact Coordinator for United Way of Franklin County, Kimberly Stephens, “The Stuff the Bus event is a community-wide effort to ensure our youngest citizens return to their classrooms with everything they need to have a successful year.

There are many ways to get involved and support local students through this event.” Donation collection sites will operate from July 5-July 31, 2022. And the United Way team will be collecting donations at several summer events, such as the Path Valley Parade and the Waynesboro YMCA’s Y Cook Wednesdays Food Truck Series. Just look for the big yellow school bus!

How To Get Involved

Look for Stuff the Bus donation boxes when you are out and about town. A list of businesses collecting donations can also be found on the United Way of Franklin County website at www.uwfcpa.org, under the events tab. Interested in becoming a donation collection site or event sponsor?

Email: kstephens@uwfcpa.org for more information!

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