Help support Stuff the Bus in Hampton
Did you know that the average cost per year for a child's school supplies in elementary school is $70-$80 and between $90-$100 for middle school and high school even more. This cost often results in parents having to choose between clothes, supplies and considerations for extra-curricular activities. Stuff the Bus helps to level the playing field for school children in Hampton and surrounding areas who would otherwise be unable to afford the basic necessities so essential to academic success.
In an effort to help with the cost of school supplies, WAVY-TV and other sponsors host an annual event called Operation School Supplies. This event collects school supplies so needy students in our community can start the year with everything they need to be successful. This local donation drive is a great opportunity to get the kids involved with giving back to their community.
Donations of school supplies are collected in August and then given to local school districts where they are made available to students who need them.
Your family can help make sure every child in our community has a strong start to the 2016-2017 school year. Last year, more than 40,000 items were donated to 12 local school districts, including Hampton. Supplies can be dropped off at participating locations or you can drop off donations during one of the “Stuff the Bus” events. This year the Hampton “Stuff the Bus” event will take place Friday, Aug. 19, at Farm Fresh (2190 Coliseum Drive Hampton, VA 23666) from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Crayons, Colored Pencils, Magic Markers, Pens, Pencils, Flash Drives, Rulers, Pocket Folders, Spiral & Composition Note Books, Glue Sticks, Scissors, Erasers, Calculators, Dividers, Backpacks, Highlighters, Binders (1”, 2”, 3”), Index Cards, Uniform clothing, Pencil Sharpeners, Hand Sanitizer
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