We’re still in May, but the Catawba County United Way wanted to reach out to anyone who'd be interested in supporting this year's Stuff the Bus school supply drive.
Last year’s drive was excellent, and the CCUW would like to get a jump on planning for this year’s drive…at least get it on everyone’s calendar.
Results from the 2022 School Supply Drive
· Individual items collected 8,653
· Shirts donated (mix of tee, long sleeve, hoodies) 1,116
· Monetary donations (including from Facebook) $1,800
· Collection partners/sites 26/33
· Volunteers to sort/count 43 for 78 hours
· $6,000 donated by Publix – distributed (3-1-1) to school districts
The drive benefits all three local public school districts: Catawba County, Hickory Public and Newton-Conover City. Supplies will be distributed to school districts in August.
This year, the drive will run from June 30 to July 31.
If you'd like to be a collection site or help in any way call the United Way at 828-327-6851.
And THANK YOU to everyone who's helped in the past.