Washtenaw County Employees are reaching out to the public in a “United” effort to collect needed school supplies to students in the Washtenaw County Public School Districts. The Washtenaw County schools that have chosen to participate in this year’s event are Ypsilanti Community Schools, Lincoln Consolidated Schools, Ann Arbor Public Schools and Milan Schools. These participating schools have indicated the number of students that need our support, which totals more than 5,000 students. Last year, the Stuff the Bus event collected over $30,000 in school supplies which benefited thousands of students in Washtenaw County; it was our most success event yet! With your support, we can do even better this year!!
“There are so many children right here in Washtenaw County who start the school year without the necessary school supplies. Washtenaw County employees, in partnership with the United Way, are hosting the 11th annual Stuff the Bus event to help these students have the tools they need to be successful by collecting donated schools supplies from employees and the public. This year, I am proud to announce we will have two drop off locations, one in Ypsilanti and one in Ann Arbor. Every year the employees and citizens of this County continue to give generously to this cause and once again this year I would like to encourage all of you to come out and donate to a worthy event which benefits children right here in the community and impacts their futures in a big way,” said County Administrator, Greg Dill.
Washtenaw County employees and the public at large will “Stuff the Bus” with everything from backpacks to pencils to crayons and glue sticks. On August 6th - August 10th, a full sized school bus will be located at the Target parking lots in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, Monday through Friday, 8:30am-3:00pm and Thursday, 8:30am -7:00pm. To “Stuff the Bus” with your donation, visit the following locations:
TARGET, 3749 Carpenter Rd. Ypsilanti
TARGET, 2000 Waters Rd. Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor / Saline Rd.)
The following are suggested items for donations:
- Three Ring Binders
- Composition Books
- Colored Pencils
- Mechanical Pencils
- Pencil Sharpeners
- Index Cards
- Display Board (science fair)