Can you help STUFF THE BUS?

Posted on August 14, 2013 by Cynthia Thompson

Holiday Inn of  Marquette, YMCA of Marquette County,  Eagle Radio/The Point, and WBUP-TV/ABC 10  are working together to promote and coordinate the donation and distribution of new school supplies to students from low-income families.

The promotion is called “Stuff the Bus” and involves the effort to fill a school bus with back-to-school supplies.

Children on local elementary and middle school’s Free and Reduced Lunch Programs, and agencies throughout Marquette County serving low-income families, receive the supplies to better prepare them for academic success.  Items are collected by participating organizations and community members.

Other volunteer and service organizations are encouraged to participate in “Stuff the Bus” 2013.  For more on how to help, contact Dee Dee Larson at (906) 315-4218 or or Lisa Coombs Gerou at (906) 227-9622 or

The school bus will be parked at the Holiday Inn  August 26 a from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The effort is to generate NEW items only; such as backpacks, pens (black & blue), No. 2 pencils, pencil boxes, pencil sharpeners – w/covers, notebooks, jumbo book covers, white glue sticks, crayons (24 count), scissors (all ages), erasers, rulers, folders – 2 pocket, colored markers – thin/wide, highlighters, composition books, protractors/compasses, water colors sketch pads, 3×5 index cards, personal hygiene items, etc.  (School nurses also request clothing items for younger children such as socks, underwear, sweat pants and sweat shirts.)

Donations (of school supplies or any monetary amount) can also be made at the YMCA of Marquette County, 1420 Pine Street, Marquette, or the Holiday Inn of Marquette, U.S. Hwy 41 West, Marquette, between now and August 26.

Stuff the Bus 2013

…on site at Holiday Inn…Monday, August 26 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.