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Stuff the Bus offers school supplies to children in need

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The Angel Fund in Helena has been accepting donations for its 8th-annual "Stuff-the-Bus" drive all summer, and now the last day for donations is quickly approaching. This year, the Angel Fund is asking the community to once again show students that Helena cares.

Co-chair of stuff the bus Mary Anderson said, "I'm a school counselor, and I think it's really, really important that the message that all of us are giving to our kids that education is important, and that's it's important enough for us that we want to make sure that we give you every chance to be successful."

The drive aims at leveling the playing field for all students.

"What that means for us is to make sure every student in the Helena area starts the year off with the correct school supplies," Anderson said. "So when they go in on the first day, they're ready to learn like all the other kids."

Crayons, rulers, pens, pencils, notebook paper, and the list goes on. If you're out buying supplies for your student, consider doubling up and donating some of those items to stuff the bus. But you can participate in other ways as well.

"A lot of time people will just give us money donations and with that what we do is if one of the schools runs out of a supply we give them a give card where there can go and purchase the supplies they need that are extra," Anderson said.

But if your child is in need of school supplies Anderson said to contact your school.

"If you're in the Helena area and you're a home school student, contact your neighborhood school if you need supplies,"Anderson said. "But the christian schools and all of the public schools you can contact them, and every school sets up their own delivery time."

The school supplies won't be available until after Aug. 16, which is when they will be distributed to all the schools in a big yellow bus. The last day to make donations is on Saturday. You can make those last minute donations at any of the collection sites listed on the angel fund website.

 

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