Stuff the Bus Maine is Need of Donations for 2019!
In 2018, Stuff the Bus assisted an estimated 3,000* school-aged children including military families associated with Sanford’s National Guard Unit, kids grades pre-K thru 12, and teachers with supplies for their classrooms. STB allows teachers to take less from their OWN pockets to supply their students.
School Supply Drive
The “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive ensures that York County students get off to a good start in school. “Stuff the Bus” is a school readiness program which supplies backpacks, school supplies and other items, to help students prepare, and to make the first day of school a positive experience.
Let’s Keep the Bus Filled
We have seen the need for this program grow significantly since we began and due to a dedicated group of community partners and volunteers working to build relationships with the community to operate supply drives and collect donations for the “Stuff the Bus” drive.
Donations Impact Student’s Lives
Every donation collected makes a significant difference in the life of a York County Student. These donations bring joy to children’s lives and it brings the organization into the classroom for teachers. Not to mention, a child with a good start is a better student, better organized and ready to learn. Consider that a donation of supplies or a simple gift of $10 will equip one young child, and $20 will supply an older child, with the necessary supplies to start their school year off on the right foot.
Teachers Need Help As Well
In addition, the need to help teachers has been growing over the years. Teachers typically will spend $2,000 per year in order to make sure their students have the supplies they need. We love to help our teachers make their classrooms rock!
You may wish to Contribute the ANY of the following supplies
- Large Backpacks
- #2 Ticonderoga Pencils
- Colored Pencils
- Spiral Notebooks & Composition Notebooks
- 2-pocket folders
- 3-ring binders (1″ or 2″)
Thank-you! This program works because of the generous donations from people like you!
Wanda Parent, Director
*Includes: Sanford and Acton students along with southern York County as slots are available; students helped in classrooms; approximately 100 children and families are also assisted through outreach and caseworkers. In addition, approximately 1,000 pieces to Africa and Mexico via Curtis Lake Church.