United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley kicks off Stuff the Bus campaign

Stuff the Bus campaign kickoff

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Although we are still in the middle of July before you know it school will be starting back up.

On Saturday, the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley kicked off their campaign Stuff the Bus to help unprivileged kids get school supplies.

A handful of Columbus organizations partnered with United Way to ensure that no student goes to school without the proper school supplies this fall.  The long list of sponsors included PMB, iHeart Radio, the Muskogee County School District and Little Caesars Pizza.   

Little Caesars even provided some fun and an incentive for you to bring some supplies out to donate.

"When they donate supplies you get a chance to play our game, a corn hole toss game.  If they get the bean bag in then they get a pizza card.  That will get them a free hot and ready pizza which can be used at Columbus, Phenix City, Ft Benning, Auburn, Ladonia , Valley, all locations," said Tiffany Head the Marketing and Events Coordinator for Little Caesars.

United Way was hoping this being the third year of Stuff the Bus they would get their biggest numbers yet.

"This is our community wide collection for our 3rd annual stuff the bus.  We are getting school supplies to stuff 4000 backpacks. Last year we did 2,300 and I know the community and all the different companies that are helping us are going to respond.  And we are going to get these supplies to local children who may not have the supplies they need to go to school," said Scott Ferguson the President and CEO of United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley.  

If you were unable to make it out to the Public Library Saturday to donate school supplies it was not your last chance.  There are a handful of places that you can still d rop off supplies, for that information click here.  

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