It’s almost that time again! While schools still have over a month before they’re back in session, it’s not too early to start thinking about donating to help out young students in need of supplies.
Stuff the Bus is Central Florida’s largest back-to-school campaign. There are various ways you can play a part in the campaign. First, you could offer a donation of supplies. In addition to the traditional school supplies that are needed such as pens, pencils, wide rule paper, folders with prongs, crayons, markers, backpacks, glue and erasers, you may also donate copy paper, facial tissue, index cards, highlighters, hand sanitizer, zip lock bags, and pencil boxes.
If this is the donation you’re willing to make, be sure to mark Wednesday, August 19 on your calendar as the donation day. Stop by Hall Communications, home of WPCV, Max 98.3, WLKF, and WONN, located at 404 West Lime Street in Lakeland between 7:00-8:30 a.m. to deliver your drop-off. The supplies will be delivered to the schools on the day of the event. The Lakeland Kiwanis Club is sponsoring the campaign in Lakeland and will deliver the collected supplies to 28 public elementary schools within the city. You may also drop off supplies at the following Lakeland locations leading up to the August 19th event: Learning Resource Center, Red Elephant Pizza and Grill, Victory Church, Lakeland Association of Realtors, Regal Lakeland, and The Doggie Bag Boutique.
Another, way to donate is by dining at North or South Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Lakeland for lunch or dinner on Tuesday, July 14 and writing “Kiwanis/Stuff the Bus” on the back of your receipt. The event is called Beer, Wings and Onion, and the Lakeland Beef ‘O’ Brady’s will donate a portion of all of the marked receipts to the cause.
You may also donate online through the Lakeland Kiwanis Charitable Foundation at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/lkcf/event/30541/. There, you may make a monetary donation of your choice towards Stuff the Bus.
One last suggestion for getting involved is by contacting the Lakeland event organizer, Matthew Cantrall, at 863-816-6947 where you may be able to assist as needed.
Please take the time to consider donating in one of the ways mentioned above. The young students in need of supplies will benefit from it!
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