Donations For Local Cram The Cruiser, Stuff The Bus Can Be Made All Across Community With Donation Tabs
Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County's annual Cram The Cruiser and Stuff The Bus school supply drive event is scheduled to launch Friday, June 12th. School and community volunteers will be set up at Dollar General in Chalybeate (10am-3pm), Family Dollar (10am-3pm), and Ace Hardware (3pm-5pm) to accept monetary and supply donations; however, local organizers have created a new way for the community to help even if you're not able to attend.
Local businesses all across the county are selling $1 donation tabs that will go directly to Edmonson County Schools. Just add one of the donation tabs to your order at checkout for only one dollar and your name will be placed on the tab and displayed to show your support of local students in need.
All participating businesses are selling the above "Cram the Cruiser--Edmonson County" tabs for one dollar. Ace Hardware, which is part of the Stuff The Bus Foundation of Southern KY, is also selling tabs at their Brownsville location. While the tabs are "Stuff The Bus," 100% of those sales will also go directly to Edmonson County students.
Lisa Whobrey, Community Education Director of Edmonson County, and one of the event's local coordinators, says the event is to try to help all students begin the year on a level playing field.
"We know lots of parents purchase their own students' supplies before the start of school and wonder why we need donations," she said. "Not all students are able to acquire everything they need to be successful, and that's where Cram the Cruiser and Stuff The Bus come in."
Whobrey said while cash donations and standard school supplies are welcomed, other items like clothing, non-perishable food items, and personal hygiene products are also needed.
"We want to close the gaps that can keep students from succeeding in Edmonson County. This annual event is huge for us and we're asking our community once again to help make a difference," she said.
Ace Hardware Stuff The Bus donations will be accepted through July 20th, and the Cram The Cruiser donation tabs will be available through the beginning of August.