Area residents who would like to participate can pick up extra supplies for kids to use in Logan County classrooms and drop them off at one of the more than 30 collection sites in the county.
Supplies should be dropped off by Monday, Aug. 9. and United Way volunteers will get them to all the schools before the first day of classes.
Stuff the Bus is collecting the following items: backpacks, pencils, Post-it notes, elastic waist pants and shorts, underwear, socks, masks and face coverings, disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, composition notebooks, crayons, dry erase markers, folders, glue and glue sticks, headphones, highlighters, index cards, markers, paper, pens (blue and black), rulers, scissors, school boxes, zipper binders, tissues, paper towels and sandwich bags.
This year, all supplies collected will be delivered directly to the following school districts — Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan, Calvary Christian, Indian Lake, Riverside and West Liberty-Salem schools and Mac-O-Cheek Learning Center and the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.
Supplies will be available in each school office so teachers can stock their classrooms and students who come to school without an item can have easy access to what they need.
Anyone who needs access to the school supplies should call their school office the week your kids go back to school to let them know you need to access the United Way school supplies and they will allow you to select what you need.
- Stuff the Bus donors should look for the big yellow barrels at the following collection sites:
• AAA Ohio (in the Big Lots Plaza);
• AGC Glass;
• Agiliti Health, Inc.;
• City of Bellefontaine;
• Civista Bank (Russells Point and West Liberty branches);
• Daido Metal, USA;
• Gathering Grounds/Indian Lake Community Church;
• Global Precision Products;
• Hilliker YMCA;
• Lakeview Liquidators;
• Logan County Libraries (all branches);
• Marker, Inc.;
• Mary Rutan Hospital;
• NEX Transport;
• Precision Custom Products;
• Richwood Bank (Bellefontaine and Huntsville branches);
• Shelly Materials;
• Sloan Insurance;
• The Design Scribe (West Liberty);
• United Way of Logan County; and
• Woodforest National Bank (inside Walmart).
Any other location organizations that would like to serve as a collection site the next two weeks, contact Amber Seeley at (937) 592-2886 or the United Way office at (937) 592-2886.
The United Way also is seeking volunteers to help sort the the collected items. Sorting Day will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 10. If you are interested and able, contact Seeley.