Time to unstuff the bus

Community

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo –

Every Summer, when the community sees the Stuff the Bus they know its time for back to school.

This year’s drive was a success and schools in Mesa County will soon receive their much needed school supplies.

Many of District 51 students and their families can not afford school supplies. After the added pressure of recovering from the pandemic, this years school supply drive is a necessity.

Stuff the Bus has been supporting District 51 students for over 20 years.

Townsquare Media was one of the first supporters of the school supply drive and has continued to see growth with every year.
“We are really happy to say that last year was the first year we weren’t able to have an onsite operation where we were able physically get donations from people in the community,” Natalie Redding, Townsquare Media said. “Our community stepped up with very generous cash donations to us last year. but we are back as you can see this year.”

Next stop for the school supplies will be delivering them across School District 51
“Once these go out to the schools this week, parents can start calling their schools office and ask them if they have any supplies they can help them out with,” Emily Shockley, School District 51 said.

COVID-19 affected us all, especially students. organizers of Stuff the Bus have seen the impact of the pandemic on Mesa County, but supporting the community never stopped.
“More than ever we are looking out for our community and wanting to help each other and we’ve definitely have seen that in the last 18 months,” Redding said.

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