“Help out with all those supplies because the schools are kind of tight, and anything anybody can do to help make the experience better is so much appreciated,” she said.
Many organizations are stepping up and they are hoping you’ll help.
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There are at least three Stuff the Bus school supply donation drives.
The United Way will have one at its kickoff On the Square event from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Courthouse Square in Dayton.
“We are stuffing the bus specifically for the after-school providers who are working with our young people when school is out,” said Tracy Sibbing, vice president of community impact at United Way.
What do students need: Construction paper, calculators, notebook paper, journals, scissors, markers and gift cards.
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At The Mall at Fairfield Commons a Stuff the Bus event is going on now through Friday. It benefits For Love of Children, which will distribute the school supplies to districts in the area.
Dayton Public Schools also has a Stuff the Bus event at Courthouse Square Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Terry said it’s a great way for students to get a leg up.
“It’s invaluable to have that kind of community support and help,” she said.