The Mid-Maine community showed up in force to support local school children on Thursday, August 8, donating about $25,000 worth of school supplies and other classroom essentials at the United Way of Mid-Maine’s Annual Stuff the Bus event.
One supporter shared her story with us: “It wasn’t too long ago that a bag showed up on my doorstep… I was 11 years old… it was filled with school supplies. At the time I couldn’t understand how a garbage bag filled with papers and pencils would make my sweet Momma cry….”
Donations this year included traditional school supplies such as backpacks, notebooks, and folders, and also highly-requested items from local schools: socks, sneakers, tissues, sanitizing wipes, and classroom snacks.
Supplies will be delivered to Mid-Maine school districts over the next two weeks. Families seeking school supplies for their children can contact their school superintendent’s office for information on how the supplies will be distributed.
Kennebec Savings Bank sponsored this year’s Stuff the Bus event, and Maine Technology Group was the media sponsor.