Let’s Stuff That Bus!

Stuff the BusIt seems like just yesterday that school was getting out for the summer.  Now it’s August and before we know it, the school bell will be ringing for classes to begin again.

This fall, we want to make sure our Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club members are equipped with the tools they need to start the year off on the right foot.  To do so, we’re asking you and the community to help us “Stuff the Bus” with school supplies for our club members. 

We’re partnering with The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs across the Triad and FOX8/WGHP, Staples, Five Below, Kripsy Kreme, Mattress Firm and Unique Kutz for the 2015 “Stuff the Bus” campaign. 

It’s easy. Just drop off new school supplies at any Krispy Kreme, Mattress Firm, or Five Below location in the Piedmont Triad.  Or you can drop off or buy your supplies at Staples in Greensboro on West Wendover Avenue, Kernersville, and Clemmons.  Unique Kutz in Summerfield is also participating in the campaign.  You have until Tuesday, August 25, to drop off supplies at any of these locations. 

Major Don Vick said, “The beginning of a new school year can be stressful for those students who cannot afford to buy the basic school supplies they need to start off the school year. Thanks to the generosity of our neighbors we will eliminate this stress for members of our Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs by providing the supplies essential to the learning process.” 

To encourage people to donate, Krispy Kreme and Mattress Firm are offering added incentivesKrispy Kreme will give out a coupon for a free original glazed doughnut for a donated item like a pack of pencils, paper or crayons. With a donation of a backpack or more, you will receive a coupon for a free dozen original glazed doughnuts. Mattress Firm is offering free delivery on a new mattress or $50 off with any purchase of $599 or more and a school supply donation. 

School supplies of all types are needed. Some suggested items include notebooks, binders, pens, pencils, scissors, hand sanitizer, backpacks, etc.  

Next time you are out shopping, pick up a few extra supplies and drop them off at one of our participating locations.  If you don’t have time to pick up some supplies, you can make a donation online here. (https://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/stuffthebus) Your donation is more than just a pencil or pack of paper, it’s an investment in a child’s future. #GreatFuturesStartHere!

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Jamie Cooper & FOX8

Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Executive Director, Jamie Cooper, talks with FOX8 Reporter Adrienne DiPiazza about the Stuff the Bus campaign.