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2018 Stuff the Bus Report!

Posted on August 17, 2018

Another school year has begun in the region and once again WVCCU alongside our terrific sponsors were able to support area teachers with school supplies gathered through the Stuff the Bus campaign.

Stuff the Bus started about 15 years ago with a free backpack program Old Man Rivers already had in place. Our goal each year was to provide 1000 backpacks to the area students in need.  In 2011, the program shifted and WVCCU took the lead with the help of WTAP to create Stuff the Bus, named for the school bus we would park in our parking lot to encourage the community to "stuff" it full of school supplies. That first year, we provided 100 teachers with supplies and the program has grown every year since. With the support of our members, local businesses and organizations who donate supplies, money or space in their location for a donation bin we were able to support 470 teachers this year!

2018 was a big year, our federal charter allowed us to expand our field of membership into Washington County in Ohio and Stuff the Bus also reached into Ohio. Shama Carson-Reed, a teacher in New Matamoras, sent a facebook message saying "I would just like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for the supplies donated through your program. I live and teach in Ohio and was grateful that you expanded your program to us. I am just overwhelmed with the amount donated to each teacher. You guys rock! Thanks!!!"

We would like to thank our sponsors and individuals who donated supplies or money to make this years campaign a success. Also, a huge THANK YOU to our area teachers for everything they do. You are the backbone of our community and we are grateful have you and honored to support you! Have a great school year!

•Erie Insurance
•Pro One Electric
•Mtn. Heritage FCU
•Approved Attorneys
•Chris Feathers
•Bayer Heritage
•Hall Drilling
•Total Merchant Concept
•PM Company
•Summerville Fabricators
•S&P Harley Davidson
•Memorial Health Systems
•Old Man Rivers
•Bill and Janet Pursley
•Wally and Paula Earnest
•Sheila Vogel
•Camden Clark Memorial Hospital
•Jon Six
•Dr. Mestemacher

Stuff the Bus 2018