Stuff the Bus boxes are set up for school supplies
The United Way of Franklin County's Stuff the Bus drive for back-to-school supplies is taking a different route this year.
The annual August drive previously involved a school bus visiting local communities for one-day collection events.
This year, collection boxes are already set up at numerous locations and will be picked up by a bus donated by Robert Friese, according to Cheri Kearney, community impact director for United Way of Franklin County.
The bus also will deliver the donations to the school district in which the boxes were located.
Pickup up is set for Tuesday, Aug. 7, in Chambersburg and Thursday, Aug. 9, in the Waynesboro Area, Greencastle-Antrim and Tuscarora school districts.
Kearney explained the success of one-day collections could be impacted by factors like vacations and the weather.
"We thought boxes would be more beneficial," she said.
School supplies needed include backpacks, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, 1 1/2 inch binders, pocket folders, erasers, pencil bags for binders, pencils, glue and glue sticks, subject dividers, rulers, composition notebooks, safety scissors, pens, spiral notebooks, markers, index cards, colored pencils, calculators, crayons, Clorox wipes, lined paper, highlighters, compasses and protractors, playground balls and jump ropes.
Antrim Way Honda
Greencastle Learning Center
Greencastle Senior Center
Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce
Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce
Waynesboro Day Care
Waynesboro Hospital & Medical Office Building
First United Methodist Church
Mercersburg Chamber of Commerce
One North Coffee & Bake Shop
Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Chambersburg, Inc
1st Ed Credit Union
Franklin County Housing Authority
Marion Bingo Club
Summit Physician Services (for Fannett-Metal School District)
Holy Smokehouse BBQ
Franklin County Head Start
Cumberland Valley School of Music
Chambersburg Cold Storage
Superior Floor & Wall Coverings
Kristtany Tea & Gifts
Boost Mobile/Central Pa Wireless
Merle Norman Cosmetics
Here’s Looking at You
The Gift Enclosure
Toy Box Gifts and Wonder