August 8, 2011

Optimists "Stuff the Bus"

Serving New Hanover County schools
North Carolina
The Optimist Club of the Port City joined in with the Communities in Schools campaign to help students return to school with the supplies they need. Now in its eighth year, businesses, individuals and service clubs help "Stuff the Bus."

Buses were located at Walgreens, Walmart and Office Depot stores. Last year more than $60,000 worth of supplies were donated. This year, the Communities in Schools program hopes to top that amount.

Optimist Club President Andrew Nettleman believes this program is important because it  "[helps] kids get started in the right direction early on in life so they are not running into the same issues others in the community face later down the road."  Read all about the project at New 14 Carolina.

With good timing or forethought, Project Stuff the Bus took place on a government sponsored tax-free weekend allowing more supplies to be purchased for students.
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