'Stuff The Bus' Helps Teachers, Students - Brevard NC

 


Transylvania County Retired School Personnel (TCRSP) worked with United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) to collect two pick-up truck loads of donated school supplies and $738.75 in funds for this year’s ‘Stuff The Bus’ collection.

The week-long event, ending Saturday, Aug. 9, was a community-wide collaborative effort.

In addition to TCRSP and UWTC, volunteers from Army Strong Community Center, Comporium’s Pioneer Club and Brevard Rotary Club helped power the event. Comporium, Country Skillet, Ecusta Credit Union, Kmart, Sav-Mor, Walgreens, and Walmart each housed collection boxes during the week.

“Stuff The Bus” proceeds are used to fill a supply closet for teachers and students to use throughout the school year.

The supply closet is designed to ensure that teachers can meet their students’ supply needs without dipping into personal funds.

This year the supply closet will serve all grade levels, K-12. The change is the result of a recent TCRSP membership vote.

“Teachers have really felt that this is a true help to the community. The supply closet is so important because we have such a high rate of students who are in need. There are so many students on free and reduced lunch rosters due to their income level,” said John Huggins, a member of TCRSP.


“While it sounds like we collected a huge amount of contributions, we will need even more to meet the entire year’s needs,” said TCRSP “Stuff The Bus” team member Susan Bir.

To make a financial contribution to “Stuff The Bus” go to razoo.com\story\stuff -the-bus-2015 through Aug. 31, or send a contribution to United Way of Transylvania County via US Mail to PO Box 53, Brevard, NC, 28712 and designate the contribution for “Stuff The Bus.”

To donate school supplies, view the list at razoo.com\story\stuff-the-bus-2015 through Aug. 31.

Items may be delivered to The Morris Education Center at 225 Rosenwald Lane in Brevard, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

UWTC has three goals for achieving positive community outcomes: increasing residents’ financial stability, raising the county’s high school graduation rate, and improving health care access and healthy behaviors. At the present time, UWTC funds programs that strengthen families by helping prevent teen pregnancy, homelessness and neglect; and by providing housing, adult day care, family counseling, after-school programs, health care access, free transportation, youth athletic programs, financial counseling and youth conflict resolution training.


To volunteer or financially support the United Way of Transylvania County, call 883-8822, visit the office at 101 W. Jordan St., #4 (below PNC Bank in downtown Brevard), send US Mail to PO Box 53, Brevard, NC 28712, or visit unitedwaytransylvania.org or facebook.com/United wayTC.

 
 

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