It’s down to the wire for Stuff The Bus, a back-to-school event coordinated by the United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties. Generous souls like Mason and Riley, seen helping above at Eldens, have until Thursday, August 15th to fill yellow school bus boxes and give area k-12 graders the basics they need to succeed.
Here’s your top ten list of most requested items:
• Crayons (8 ct.)
• Markers (8 ct.)
• Colored Pencils (12 ct.)
• Notebooks (wide ruled)
• Pocket Folders
• Glue Sticks
• Scissors (blunt tip)
• Pencil Pouches
• Pencil Sharpeners
Backpacks are also needed!
Lots of businesses are involved and put out donation boxes. Contribute at any of these places…
3M, Aagard, Alex Clinic, Alexandria Area YMCA, Alexandria Industries, Alex Precision, Alexandria Title, Alexandria Technical & Community College, Alomere Hospital, ALP, American Solutions for Business, American National Bank, Bell Bank, BlackRidge Bank, Bremer Bank (downtown), Brenton, CDI, Cub Foods, Curves, Cyber Sprout, Douglas County Public Library, Douglas Horizon Public Health, Eagle Bank, Ecumen Bethany, Edward Jones, Elden’s, Ella’s Salon, Gardonville (Alexandria location), Gate City Bank, Glacial Ridge, Glenwood Chamber, Glenwood State Bank (Alexandria and Glenwood), Glenwood United Parish Church, Henry’s Foods, Kensington Bank, Knute Nelson, Legal Services, LifeQuest, Massman, Neighborhood National Bank, Pope County Horizon Public Health, Pope County Human Services, Tastefully Simple, Trumm Drug, United Methodist Church, US Bank, Viking Saving Bank
You can also drop off a donation at the United Way in Alexandria.
Families need to pre-register by August 15th. Call 320-834-7800 or go online.
Here is the distribution day schedule…
Tuesday, August 20th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at the Glenwood Chamber of Commerce.
Wednesday, August 21st from 9:00am – 6:00pm at the United Way office in Alexandria.
Thursday, August 22nd from 8:00am – 5:00pm at the United Way office in Alexandria.