This morning in Kemper County, a school bus made it’s stop for the first United Way “Stuff the Bus” School supply drive.
Several residents stopped by to load the bus with donations outside the Pilgrim Liner parking lot.
“It’s very hot today, but our students; some need help, and it is up to us to donate and help these students,“ said Annie Mosley volunteer.
“We’re all Stewarts of the community which we live and work, and this gives us a good opportunity to help the kids here in the community of Kemper County and Stuff the Bus through United Way.” said Randy Miller, donor.
As the donations come through, volunteers will start filling the bus from the back in hopes of having a full stuffed bus by the end of the day.
“We start loading from the back because we’re going to offload from the back into some trucks to carry it to be counted and distributed into boxes for the three elementary schools that we serve in Kemper County,” said Loretta Hulin Kemper co. stuff the bus coordinator.
Personnel with stuff the bus say the volunteers that come each year are a tremendous help.
“We contact the organizations in the area, we have the civic league, we have the Mississippi home of volunteers, we have the Paces Organization, we have the ZETA Sorority organization, and we asked what other organizations you belong, and we use that as our way to collecting to other organization,” said Loretta Hulin Kemper co. stuff the bus coordinator.
Organizers were well pleased by the community support they received on the first day.
“This has been you know exceeding our expectations, this is really exciting because we’ve had so many people already come in and stop by and donate whether it be money, school supplies, backpacks uniforms. It’s been nice to see the people of Kemper and surrounding counties come out and support this awesome cause,” said Tate Dye United Way Intern.