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Join us for our annual Stuff the Bus school supply collection drive for local students in our community.

July 20, 2024 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Winchester Walmart 

2675 Decherd Blvd, Winchester, TN 37398

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Basic school supplies can cost parents an average of $247 per child. According to the professional services firm Deloitte, the cost of school supplies has risen 23.7% since 2020. Despite inflation showing signs of easing, parents still feel the effects of rising prices, and three in ten parents say their households are in a worse financial position than in 2022.

 

Families struggling to make ends meet often must choose between buying school supplies or putting food on the table. That’s why United Way needs community support to make sure students have supplies to start the school year ready to learn.

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • Host a collection drive in your workplace or community group and deliver supplies to Winchester Walmart on July 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

  • Volunteer from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (check-in between 8:30 to 9 a.m.) to help sort and set up supply stations for backpack stuffing day. 

  • Volunteer on July 23 to stuff the backpacks. 

 

Together, we can ensure kids across Franklin County will have the supplies they need to start the school year ready to learn.

HOW TO RUN A COLLECTION DRIVE

  • Post Your Supply List in a common area, on your workplace’s intranet or email to your staff. Be sure to include your goal, cut-off date and where supplies can be dropped off.

  • Track Your Progress: consider setting up an Amazon Wish List where your team can order supplies directly and have them shipped to your office. Or if your team prefers to shop in-store, create a SignUpGenius link to make sure that each supply has been accounted for.

  • Deliver Your Supplies: once all supplies have been collected, gather a few team members to deliver the supplies to Winchester Walmart on Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

  • Celebrate your hard work! Because of you, kids in our community will have all the tools to start their year ready to learn.

 

Questions? 

Email Steve Kirby at uwfc@att.net

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