Thank you, thank you, thank you to Wal-Mart, all our
dedicated volunteers, and all the generous donors who helped create another
successful “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive on July 20 & 21. United Way
of Perry County extends d a heartfelt thank you to the residents
of our community who helped support our sixth annual “STUFF THE BUS” school supply
drive for students in need. Donations of
much needed school supplies were received for children who may not otherwise have
had the provisions needed to start the new school year.
The two day event gathered more than 4,700
items valued at approximately $3,750.
Additional cash donations of a little over $1,800 were also received,
bringing the value of all donations to over $5,550 for our friends and
neighbors in need.
Buses from Tell City-Troy Township Schools, Perry Central
Schools, Cannelton Schools, Perry County Headstart, and North Spencer Schools
were parked at Wal-Mart during the event to draw attention to the drive. As donations for each school system were
collected, volunteers “stuffed” the buses with the school supplies which ranged
from pencils to backpacks. The supplies
will be distributed through the schools to help children be fully prepared to
learn as they start the school year.
Volunteers from Perry, and Spencer Counties helped man the
doors all weekends to accept donations.
We would like to extend a huge thank you all our volunteers Arleela
Connor, Earla Williams, Jennifer Brown, Ben Lawalin, Kelli Braunecker, Tricia
Vaal, Patrick and Wendi Rich, Kris Walsh, Jen Jazyk, Vicki Bolin, Shelly Gagliardi,
Becky Walts, Mary Cassidy, Diane Plassmeyer, Chad Schnieders, Julie Kemp, Kim and
Mia Waninger, Jackie Colucci, Tammy Saalman, Dixie Dickerson, Dan and Jane
Hayden, Julie Harris, Bill Amos, Mary Snyder, Mary Aders, Lora Melton, Mikki
Garrett, Candy Davis, Heather Cronin, Logan Davis, Kara Braunecker, Cindy
Lewis, Laura Noble, Joan Goble, Mary Lee Smith, Cathy Hagedorn, Emily Parke,
Jeff Cochren, Jane and Sydney Goffinet, Amanda Evans, Becca Etienne, Sandy
Daugherty, Scott Fudge, Kim, Carrie, and Madelyn Steen, Jane James, Sarah Ford,
Jill Lacy, Debbie Dauby, Angie Spinner, Lauren Braunecker, Whitney Litherland,
Dan Scherry, Bridget Bruggeman, Kelly Vogt, Grace, Wyatt, Bob, Stacy and Ava
Kreilein, Elizabeth Kehl, Pat Jarboe, Anna Hagedorn, Michelle Gibson, Pam Hess,
Glen Grippenstroh, Carmen Fischer, Margie Weatherholt, Bree Noland, Wanita
Lawson, Stephanie James, Parker James,
Karen Lutgring, Cassie Williams, Casie Quinn, Madeline, Drew and Makena
Labhart, Hannah Flamion, Heidi Zellers, Zosha, Bill and Mary Roberson.
Many thanks to all the school corporation representatives
who assisted in organizing the buses and supply distribution.
A very special note of appreciation goes to
Tell City Wal-Mart for their continued support of this project and our
Thanks again to the hundreds of citizens who gave supplies
or money to help our area children! Your
donations will make a huge difference in a child’s level of success this school