Every year we partner with WSB-TV and ask for your help to send homeless children and kids living in group homes back to school. And each year, you bring the supplies that help put a smile on a child’s face.
This year, the annual event will help children in more than 130 shelters and group homes.
Did you know, that on any given night in greater Atlanta, there are 3,000 homeless children and teens living in a group home? The goal is to provide these children with new backpacks and the school supplies they need to succeed in the classroom. This year, you can stuff the bus at 7 different locations from Decatur to Kennesaw to Newnan on Saturday, July 31. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. An additional online fundraiser will run from July 25 to Aug. 9 at gagives.org/stuffthebus.
The items most needed by the students are youth and adult youth backpacks, pencils, pens, markers, crayons, planners, erasers, rulers, small calculators, spiral notebooks, glue sticks, highlighters, pencil sharpeners, two-pocket folders, three-ring binders, pencil boxes, mechanical pencils, index cards and safety scissors.
You can donate these supplies to the buses at any of the following locations on July 31 10a-2p:
WSB-TV:1601 West Peachtree Street, NW Atlanta 30309
American Signature Furniture: 840 Ernest W. Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw
American Signature Furniture: 2918 Turner Hill Rd., Lithonia, GA 30038
Delta Community Credit Union: 1825 Highway 34 East, Newnan, GA 30265
Kroger: 3425 Cascade Road, SW Atlanta GA 30311
Kroger: 6555 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097
Kroger: 2875 North Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
Stuff the Bus is a partnership with the nonprofit Children’s Restoration Network and the Georgia Foundation for Public Education and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.