It’s Time to Stuff the Bus in St. Pete
Supplies stuffed in a Pinellas County school bus will be given to St. Petersburg schools for their needy students.
ST. PETERSBURG – The 2017 Stuff the Bus Campaign will come to St. Petersburg City Hall on Monday (Aug. 7) as St. Petersburg-area businesses, city employees, and community volunteers join together to stuff a Pinellas County school bus with school supplies.
The bus will be parked from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. next to St. Petersburg City Hall, 175 Fifth St. N. Supplies collected at this location will be given to schools in St. Petersburg for their students in need.
About 13 percent of families in Pinellas County are at poverty level and more than 3,000 children are homeless. The Pinellas Education Foundation, the Pinellas County Council of PTAs, St. Pete’s Promise, the city of St. Petersburg, and many businesses within the community have joined together in an effort to collect donations for those students in need.
All school supplies are accepted including:
* Ballpoint Pens
* Water-based Markers
* No. 2 pencils
* Spiral Notebooks
* Glue Sticks
* Three-ring Binders
* Index Cards
* Notebook Paper
* Pencil Sharpeners
* Pocket Folders
Businesses contributing to this year’s City Hall drive with supplies and volunteers include:
* Raymond James
* Edward Jones
* City of St. Petersburg employees
* Ciccio Restaurant Group
* BIC Graphic
* Rowdies Street Team
For information, go to pinellaseducation.org
Photo courtesy of the Pinellas Education Foundation.
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