Donations needed to STUFF THE BUS

Stuff the Bus 2013 is just five days away…and donations are already being dropped off to make the school year a success for low income children in Marquette County.

A full-size School Bus will be on site at the Holiday Inn of Marquette Monday, August 26 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.  New school supplies can be dropped off at the hotel as well as at the YMCA of Marquette County between now and the Stuff the Bus one-day event.

Items donated will be distributed to needy children in Marquette County.  Those include:  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.)

Stuff the Bus School Bus: at the Holiday Inn of Marquette…        Monday, August 26 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Children who are part of the local elementary and middle school’s Free and Reduced Lunch Programs, and agencies throughout Marquette County serving low-income families, will receive the supplies to better prepare them for academic success.

For struggling parents, providing the necessary school supplies can be a financial hardship.  When their children receive school supplies through this program, parents are better able to utilize their limited financial resources to pay for basic needs such as food, utilities, rent, etc.  In addition, children have greater self-esteem when they have the school supplies they need, and the same school supplies as their peers.

Stuff the Bus school supplies can be dropped off at:  YMCA of Marquette County, 1420 Pine Street, Marquette or the Holiday Inn of Marquette, U.S. Hwy 41 West, Marquette

Stuff the Bus School Bus: at the Holiday Inn of Marquette…        Monday, August 26 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Stuff the Bus 2013 is a program sponsored by the Holiday Inn of  Marquette, YMCA of Marquette County,  Eagle Radio/The Point, and WBUP-TV/ABC 10.