‘Stuff the Bus’ drive seeks school supplies

Donations are sought to fill a bus with supplies for children in need. The Stuff the Bus drive runs from Aug. 1 to 20.

The annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign to collect school supplies for students in need begins next month.

The goal is to fill a standard school bus with backpacks and stationery items.

“The start of the school year is a time when students need school supplies,” Aleisha Lalor, branch manager of insurance firm Caribbean Alliance, which spearheads the initiative, said in a press release. “If we work together as a community, we can greatly reduce the number of local families who have to send their children to school without the tools they need to succeed.”

The donation drive runs from Aug. 1 to 20. Drop boxes for donations will be at Hurley’s supermarket, Cost-U-Less, Lee’s Office Supplies, Office Supply and at the Caribbean Alliance office in Alissta Towers.

All donated supplies will be given to the Department of Children and Family Services, the Cayman Islands Cancer Society and the Special Needs Foundation for distribution to children.

“This is a great opportunity for the public to give back to our children,” said Ms. Lalor.

Last year the campaign received more than 500 items.

For more information on Stuff the Bus or to organize a sub-collection, contact Aleisha Lalor at 949-9744 or email [email protected]