This year’s Kiwanis Club drive delivered thousands of supplies to area schools.
Families that have a hard time getting their children school supplies need not fear — the Kiwanis Club and others are here.
The club kicked off its annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive on Monday at Stingray Chevrolet and gathered thousands of items kids need to succeed in the classroom. Whether it’s pencils, crayons, notebooks, folders, binders, glue sticks or one of the 1,250 backpacks on deck, students at 26 Plant City schools of all levels will get the free supplies.
Stingray and Unity in the Community were the two primary sponsors of this year’s project. Unity donated $10,000 to the cause and Stingray contributed both $1,000 and the use of its facilities to store everything.
“We wouldn’t have been able to do that without them,” Kiwanis Club president Sharon Moody said.
Members of the Kiwanis Club, the Plant City High School Key Club, the Gibbs family and others spent Monday morning getting everything ready for their Wednesday delivery. Moody said any students who need the school supplies can get them from their schools’ guidance counselors.
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