Stuff the Bus will be at the Paddock Mall on Saturday, August 4th accepting donations to benefit local homeless students.
“Stuff the Bus” started in 2002 as a summer drive to gather school supplies for Marion County’s homeless students. Today, the program helps approximately 2,500 needy students throughout Marion County Public Schools.
The annual program is co-sponsored by Marion County Public Schools and local military organizations.
“Stuff the Bus” affords local residents the opportunity to make a real difference in a homeless child’s life by donating new school supplies, children’s clothing, shoes, personal hygiene items and financial contributions. To date, the campaign has collected approximately $475,000 in donations and merchandise – all distributed through the school district’s Homeless Student program and school counselors.