The start of a new school year is just a few weeks away and United Way of the CSRA needs the community’s help to collect school supplies for local students.
Donations of back-to-school items will be accepted through July 29, according to a news release from the United Way.
Stuff the Bus events include:
– Advanced Drop-off: Through Thursday, July 27 at WJBF Television Park 1336 Augusta West Parkway, or any area Security Federal Bank.
– Sunday, July 23, during the Augusta GreenJackets game at SRP Park. For those unable to attend the game, items may be dropped off at the stadium box office or Hive Pro Shop until July 21.
– Friday, July 28, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Kroc Center
– Saturday, July 29, at Waynesboro Walmart. The Pride of Burke County, the Burke County High School Marching Band, will be on site as local volunteers “stuff” a Burke County school bus that will be parked in front of Walmart.
Monetary donations can also be made online here. Online donations will be used to purchase school supplies and distribute to local school districts.
“We’re always willing to step in to help set students up for success by hosting collection drives for in-demand school supplies,” said Brittany Burnett, president and CEO of United Way of the CSRA. “With inflation and the rising cost of supplies, families need help now more than ever.”
Last year, the Stuff the Bus events collected nearly 30,000 school supply items that were distributed to schools in Richmond, Columbia, Burke and surrounding counties in the CSRA.
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