Community Donates Thousands of lbs in School Items to United Way’s Supply Drive
United Way of Hernando County’
Spring Hill, FL – (July 30, 2019) – United Way of Hernando County’s 13th Annual Stuff the Bus events took place Friday, July 12th through Sunday, July 14th. United Way staff, school teachers, community partners, and volunteers came together to collect donated school supplies at all Hernando Publix locations, as well as two local Walmart locations. This year, there were 721 total hours logged by volunteers. This education initiative brought in 8,306 lbs of school supplies which stocked over 158 classrooms in 23 schools.
- 2,478 Glue Sticks
- 2,420 Packs of Paper
- 1,716 Colored Pencils
“It’s truly amazing to work behind the scenes of such a large event. Being able to hand pack school supplies for local classrooms knowing the impact it will have on the children’s education, makes this event all worth it. United Way has proudly hosted this event in our community for the past 13 years. We are so thankful to live in such a giving community that knows what it takes to LIVE UNITED and make a difference for Hernando’s youth,” said United Way’s Executive Director/CEO Angela B. Walasek.
Thank you to United Way’s Partners in Education, Oak Hill Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Care Center for sponsoring Stuff the Bus T-Shirts, and Chocachatti Elementary School for allowing United Way to use their cafeteria space to sort and organize teacher Wish Lists in time for the new 2019-2020 school year.