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Community collects school supplies for good cause

12:02 PM, Aug. 19, 2013  |  Comments
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Phrases like "Stuff the Bus," "Stuff the Desk" or "Fill the Backpack" are becoming common headline stories for all news media this month.

Numerous churches are also promoting similar school supply and book drives, as are businesses that deal in a wide selection of school needs for young students.

Community organizations and service clubs have joined in as well to help out families and students in need.

For example, more than 600 Lions Clubs in the state of Wisconsin have been challenged to get involved in this worthwhile project, which will benefit schools and children in their respective communities. It is an opportunity for these service-minded club members to practice what they preach. For Lions, it meets their international goal to shine a light on another way of supporting youth.

The concept is simple; donors can buy binders, folders, pencils, crayons, backpacks, notebooks, or other school items. The investment is relatively low, but the donated items make up the total success of filling the backpack, desk, or bus. The stuffing concept is a win-win situation for all involved.

Everyone in each community can participate in a small way by buying school supplies locally. That's a good feeling for the donor. The local merchant wins by selling needed supplies. The students in need are put on an equal basis by receiving many of the similar items that other students have and they are able to learn and progress together.

The local churches, schools, organizations or service clubs who have established these drives know that they too have participated in a worthy cause.

Pittsville Lions will follow a similar pattern they have done in the past by placing collection boxes in local businesses that sell varied school supplies. Items can be purchased at Baum's Mercantile, Harmony Co-op Station, or Pittsville Farm and Home Center, and dropped in the collection box any time up until August 30. At that time, Hahn Bus Transportation will be loaded with the school supplies and delivered to the local schools for disbursement.

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