Project School Tools helped nearly 800 children last year.
Making sure every child is prepared for school is a big job! To get it done in Ross County, more than a dozen service agencies and civic organizations, along with local employers and businesses, are collecting and donating school supplies for the annual Project School Tools drive to help families in need.
Project School Tools helped nearly 800 children last year. To reach the goal again this year, the United Way of Ross County and Ross County Community Action are sponsoring the "Stuff the Bus" donation drive on Saturday, August 10th, at Walmart.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a small yellow school bus will be parked at the store. Shoppers can accept a list of needed school supplies as they enter the store. As they leave, volunteers will assist them in stuffing the school bus with their donations. Others who are not shopping are invited to bring donations to the site. Monetary contributions and checks payable to Love, INC also will be accepted.
Supplies needed include:
Backpacks, lunch boxes, calculators, rulers, compasses, protractors
Folders, notebooks, binders, filler paper, index cards, tissues, glue
Pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils, crayons, erasers, scissors
The school supplies for children in kindergarten through grade 12 will be distributed Tuesday, August 13, 10 am to 3 pm, at The Salvation Army. To qualify, children must be accompanied by an adult who can show proof of need, such as a medical card, for each child. The responsible adult must also provide a photo ID.
Along with school supplies, children will receive free haircuts and enjoy a variety of games, activities, food and entertainment provided by community sponsors, partners and volunteers.