“Stuff the Bus” a huge success

The generosity of Upper Michigan is very evident today. On Saturday, ABC 10 teamed with the YMCA of Marquette County for the first annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign to help area families get their children ready to head back to school. With the support of the Holiday Inn in Marquette, we parked a school bus provided by the Marquette Area Public Schools along U.S.-41 at the hotel. We asked people to donate schools supplies to help out, and the response was fantastic.

The YMCA said the donations will more than provide school supplies for the 68 families that signed up for the assistance, and monetary donations from the community totaled over $1,500. We at ABC 10 would like to thank everyone who stopped by and donated. If you did not have the chance to donate on Saturday, the YMCA of Marquette County is still accepting donations.

This was part of the 2010 10 Cares, U.P. Shares campaign, a way ABC 10 can help make a difference in the U.P.