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August 9, 2011 > Stuff the Bus

Stuff the Bus

By Suzanne Ortt
Photos By courtesy of New Haven Unified School District

Help the New Haven and Hayward School Districts in their joint effort to obtain needed school supplies by participating in "Stuff the Bus."

Walmart will again host this year's event. From Friday, August 12 - through Sunday, August 14, both districts' buses will be stationed in the Walmart parking lot at Union Landing, 30600 Dyer St. in Union City.

Community members are encouraged to visit the store and purchase school supplies to donate to needy students in the New Haven and Hayward school districts. Many of the items, with wide-ranging prices, will be in the front of the store. More will be conveniently located nearby. Join the throngs donating all weekend and help to "stuff" the school buses with the necessary supplies for the upcoming school year.

Volunteers from New Haven School Foundation, the Union City Lions Club, Rotary Club of Fremont and other community supporters, will welcome shoppers, point out the list of desired supplies, and organize the plethora of materials given. The districts' "wish list" includes pencils, pens, colored pencils, crayons, glue sticks, binders, binder paper, both college-ruled and wide-ruled, spiral notebooks, and folders.

The "Stuff the Bus" drive of 2010 was a huge success. Walmart Union City manager Jody Stowers ascertains, "I am sure our shoppers will be just as supportive this year as they were last year."

"Stuff the Bus" last year was "a tremendous boon for our students", added Kari McVeigh, Superintendent of New Haven Unified School District.

Stuff the Bus
Friday, Aug 12 and Saturday, Aug 13
11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, August 14
Noon - 6 p.m.

Donation bins in store available 24 hours per day.
30600 Dyer St., Union City
(510) 475-5915

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