United Way of Southern Illinois Stuff the Bus Campaign

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Daily from July 10, 2014 until August 31, 2014

Phone: 618-997-7744

Event Description

Help make the Stuff the Bus campaign a big success by donating school supplies to those who need them, and get the school year off to a great start! The public, whether a business, a workplace, a church, an organization, or an individual are asked to join with UWSI to gather donations to help fill a school bus. If you’d like to sponsor a child, please donate $30 for a complete student kit. All individual serving snacks will go to Gum Drops, NFP.
Items to Donate: School Boxes, Highlighters, Single Subject Notebooks, Glue (sticks or bottle), Pens (red, black & blue), 3 Subject Notebooks, #2 Lead Pencils, 3-ring Binders, 5 Subject Notebooks, Erasers, Pocket Folders, Loose Leaf Paper, Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils, Backpacks, Scissors, 12 inch Rulers
Individual Serving Sizes: Applesauce, Pudding Packs, Fruit Cups, Oatmeal, Ramen Noodle Soups, Chef Boyardee
General Classroom/Teacher Items: Tissues, Paper Towels, Antibacterial Wipes, Storage Bags (zip top), Hand Sanitizer, Art Supplies, Socks & Underwear (for kids in Pre-K & Kindergarten), Gym Shoes, Band-Aids
There are several ways to help - purchase supplies from our list and bring them to United Way of Southern Illinois, 1301 Enterprise Way, Marion, IL (next to Rural King), 618-997-7744 or the Saline County Chamber of Commerce, 618-252-4192 - be a collection site by letting us place a collection box where people can donate items (please call 618-997-7744 to make arrangements) - become a corporate sponsor or invite your employees to hold a company special event to collect items - make a cash donation (send checks to the United Way of Southern Illinois, P.O. Box 1901, Marion, IL 62959)
Save the Dates! Collections from July 5th to August 31st (all supplies donated in Franklin, Saline and Williamson counties will be distributed to the schools)
Saturday, August 2nd, 9am-Noon at Carbondale-Macy’s, Harrisburg-Walmart, West Frankfort-Kmart
Saturday, August 9th, 9am-Noon at Marion-Target/IL Star Center Mall
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